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Digging into 1980 Program Guide

Cynthia Lombard   10/7/2019  

In 1980, KFJC increased its power from 10 to 250 watts and was mentioned in the pages of Billboard Magazine as a “new wave, new jazz outlet with clout.”

KFJC’s Winter 1980 Program Guide courtesy Alex Pantages

A 1980 KFJC program guide lists programs ranging from live sports broadcasts of Foothill College Owls basketball games, a call-in show with a doctor, and Greek and Portuguese music programs. The bulk of the schedule was made up of rock music in addition to jazz, bluegrass, punk, and more.

Back of Winter 1980 KFJC program guide courtesy Alex Pantages

Thanks to Alex Pantages for sharing the winter 1980 program guide!

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Jewel says

Hey, I'm looking for a song I heard on KFJC back in the late 80's early 90's. I have no idea who did it, but I swear it was so dark and freaky I never forgot the lyric. It was a kinda acoustic, and sorta Tom Waits sounding. It was about a missing child found murdered and curled up in a hollow log. Told from the perspective of a lower educated local bent on mid western retribution, it ends with them taking revenge on an innocent person that lived alone on the outskirts of town, who " we burned to a cinder, then we burned him a little more". The lyric went "Think I hear my old hound dog wailing, could be he tre'd a squeerlly coon..." GAWD I wish I could tell you more. I only heard it twice during mid day. If you still have some old timer around who was there in the old days, please pass my message on. Thanks!

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