Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tom Campbell 1971

 
 
This just came in with a bunch of new disks.  It's a 1971 visit with Tom Campbell.  In "Tom Campbell - Stateside" Tom would call jocks from all over the country and ask what were the hot tunes in mostly the small markets.  The Voice of Home realized.
 
 
After serving in the United States Air Force, Campbell was hired for his first radio job, at KEEL in Shreveport, La., by Al Hart, who would later become a newscaster and radio personality in San Francisco.

Campbell subsequently worked in Minneapolis, Minnesota and at WONE in Dayton, Ohio  before his move to KYA 1260 AM San Francisco in 1967. He was known to loan his personal phonograph, record collection and even his car to individual listeners under the caveat that they simply return them, which they apparently did.
 His home and car phone (yes, he had one of the rare car phones in 1967) numbers were publicly listed in the white and yellow pages of most Bay Area phone books, and he would receive calls from listeners at home