KMPX, a radio station in San Francisco was a pioneer in “underground” FM radio m…

Written by on January 7, 2018


KMPX, a radio station in San Francisco was a pioneer in “underground” FM radio movement. They involved their listeners in many events.

On Jan. 6, 1968, they held what they called a “grass ballot.” They asked their listeners to vote for who they would like to see in national offices.

They wanted Bob Dylan as President; Paul Butterfield, Vice-President; George Harrison, US ambassador to the UN. All the members of Jefferson Airplane are elected Secretaries of Transportation and the Grateful Dead are all elected Attorneys General.

Here is a great picture of the staff of KMPX from 1967. Remember when you dressed like that?

Trivia side note: In the upper left hand corner of this picture you will see Dr. Johnny Fever from WKRP in Cincinnati. Yup that is Howard Hesseman when he really was a radio personality long before the TV show.




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