Subject:

Gordon McLendon

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Your Second Friday (Acid) Flashback: A Saturday in the Life of KNUS, Ads Included

    KNUS99.com​We wrap our broadcast week with yet more from the KNUS vaults currently in the possession of one George Gimarc. What you'll find below are few minutes of what aired on Gordon McLendon's FM freak-out on August 22, 1970 -- some of the sounds and some of the smells, dig? The best part: the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Dallas Radio and Jingle Pioneer Tom Merriman Died Early This Morning

    ​Only a few days ago, Tom Merriman was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame -- the great Ron Chapman's introduction of the local-radio icon can be heard here. Says Chapman of Gordon McLendon's former music director, who came to Dallas in 1952, Merriman "shaped the sound of thousands of telev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    A Friday (Acid) Flashback, or: Local Radio Newcasts Could Still Use a Little More Sitar

    ​The great George Gimarc bestows upon the Friends of Unfair Park quite the neat treat this Friday eve: a few minutes of a newscast from the late, great KNUS-FM (98.7). George, who could find a needle in a thousand haystacks in the pitch black whilst wearing a blindfold, just picked up hours' worth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    At 93.3 FM, Cumulus Has Gone Off a KLIF

    Yes, but will we see the return of these klassic kollections?​Late yesterday, a Friend of Unfair Park suggested that Cumulus Media's going to rebrand 93.3 on Your FM Dial as a pop-40 station -- as in, Justin Timberlake and the Black Eyed Peas. Maybe so. But this much is (almost) certain: Sooner th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: Our Radio Heads Are Waxing Nostalgic

    The staff of the Zoo, as seen on Liles' bedroom wall poster.I was twelve years old and up way past my bedtime. The headphones were on and I was hiding underneath the blankets. The stereo was tuned to a Dallas radio station called "The Zoo". A DJ named JD was playing a track from The Beatles' W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2007

    Helter Skelter, Na Na Na Na Na Na Na

    We spent the better part of Tuesday trying to find a copy of Vincent Bugliosi's book-exercise equipment Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which has gotten more press in recent days than Monica Goodling and the man or woman who won American Idol. (Shhh, don't tell me ... More >>

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Remembering John Peel

    Influential DJ began his radio career in Dallas

  • Culture

    February 18, 1999

    Master stroke

    Olympic gold medalist Jerry Heidenreich has become what he swore he never would -- one hell of a swimming coach

  • Music

    August 13, 1998

    Fake the money and run

    Steve Miller learned everything he knows about music while living in Dallas--but has he forgotten it all?

  • Music

    June 25, 1998

    Sucking on the '70s

    A new boxed set is the cardboard tombstone for a dead decade

  • Music

    June 18, 1998

    Sucking on the '70s

    A new boxed set is the cardboard tombstone for a dead decade

  • News

    October 17, 1996
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    September 7, 1995
  • Music

    May 4, 1995

    Farewell from Cracker Eden

    Texas journalism loses a great writer and friend in Grover Lewis

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