Chris Moriarty at Fullterton College radio station, 1980
Chris Moriarty, 1980

The Chris Moriarty Collection

Chris Moriarty first became enchanted with radio when he was ten years old and listening to Wolfman Jack on XERB from Mexico, and KRLA and KHJ in Southern California, where he grew up. He took broadcasting in High School and College, and attended KEZY/Anaheim Broadcast School (operated by Gene Taylor and Ken Griffin of WDRC/Hartford.)

Chris worked on FM radio in Orgeon for about a year. "Alas," he writes, "the end of my career came after being fired for being too controversial." Chris became involved in the custom painting of cars and boats, and has been doing that ever since. He lives with his family and works in Lake Havasu City on the Colorado River in Arizona. "That's the home of the London Bridge," says Chris. "I made these Los Angeles airchecks in the mid '70's."

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[Descriptions by Uncle Ricky]

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John Driscoll, KTNQ Los Angeles, March 1977 (05:16)

. . . oh please God, don't let me be sick . . .

Picture of John M. Driscoll from 10Q Survey Sheet
John M. Driscoll,
KTNQ 1977

From the 10Q Survey Sheet sporting his image:

"Caught rushing to give good boogie one morning, John M. Driscoll hands over two photos — one of himself and one of a past American President. The John M. Driscoll Show is heard Monday thru Friday, 6-9 AM, Saturday 6-10 AM, on the New Ten Q Radio 1020."
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Joe Nasty, KTNQ Los Angeles, March 1977 (09:33)

. . . would you get that cow out of the control room . . .

Ten Q Pinup Girl

Here's a loud, mostly crisp and clean and 'scoped composite of Joe Nasty from KTNQ. It was recorded from TEN-Q in March of 1977, and it demonstrates the excitement of the format under PD Jimi Fox.

Nasty really isn't nasty at all - but Joe sure fits in this format.

I think what 10-Q did in L.A. in those years was remarkable. Their playlist included songs that appealed to pre-teens and 20-somethings, and even when they played a "wimpy" song, the energy never died. Plus, they had Tom Campbell spots.

It was the perpetual Top 40 station for the eternal kid.

Joe Nasty passed away in San Antonio in August, 2016. He was 68.

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Firesign Theatre, KTNQ Los Angeles, April 1, 1977 (30:10)

. . . I think these boys can really get us up from down under . . .
Picture of Willie B and Darth Vader
Willie B. (left)
and Darth Vader at 10Q!

The L.A. Comedy Group The Firesign Theatre "invade" 10-Q on April 1, 1977.

Dave Conley, Willie B. and The Real Don Steele (celebrating his birthday and appearing as Sylvester Stallone) are all included with performers from The Firesign Theatre in this April Fool's Day New Ten Q (KTNQ) aircheck.

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Charlie Fox, KFI Los Angeles, April 1978 (07:06)

. . . those dogs really know, don't they? . . .

John Rook's KFI was one of the last great 50KW Top 40 stations, and a full-featured, personality-oriented Top 40 at that. Charlie Fox sounds hot in Los Angeles, circa 1978.

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