Thursday, November 3, 2011

KFOG - Great Radio for Baby Boomers

You get to a point where you really don't want to just listen to oldies, but you don't want to be blasted with completely unfamiliar music either. Where do you go for a perfect mix, where you hear everything from the Rolling Stones and Dylan to Train and Florence and the Machine? KFOG 104.5 in San Francisco--that's where.

104.5 has been delivering the goods for decades--hitting just the right mix to keep you happy. The on-air personalities have personalities--apparently real ones--and aren't trying to imitate the 1960's DJs. Some have worked there for a long time.

KFOG presents the "10 at 10,"-- "ten great songs from one great year," as DJ Dave Morey always said. And the listeners are known as "fogheads."

The station produces an annual "Live from the Archives" CD (the 18th one is just out -- see photo) that features recordings of current artists that you can't find anywhere else. It's for sale at Peet's Coffee this year (or online if you're not in the area) and is a fundraiser for Bay Area food banks.

Some of us are old enough to remember when KFOG was an easy listening station back in the 1960s. They still play the classic foghorn sound--which dates from that era.

I'm keeping it tuned to 104.5.

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