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Everything you need to know is listed on KKUP's web site. kkup.org our phone numbers are 1-408 260 2999 or 1-831 255 2999,
direct Studio Hot Lines...
1950's: listen to over
night radio, a lot... Then: Harlem Nocturne, by J. J. Jones was played ( KYA Radio 1260 AM San Francisco )
later on, another version of The Song came over the airways, By The Viscounts, laying in bed, WOW! this is kul, man! this
would be a perfect Theme Song...
Next: Job in San Jose,
while driving in the hills, a radio station playing Hawaiian music, ( The Pau Hana Show, now Called Aloha Friday, aired
every Friday @ 7:00 AM )
Next time: The Station
was playing Rhythm & Blues, WOW!, ( The Jim Dandy To The Rescue Show ) 1950's era, just like KSAN 1450 AM & KWBR/KDIA
1310 AM... WOW! An Oldies Show too!...( Big Dan's Oldies Show aired every Friday 3:00 AM til 7:00 AM) Next: Big Dan made
me part of his show, gave my view points & using a backround song...was thinking & thinking What To Use...bingo!!!
The Harlem Nocture by The Viscounts..., Wee Wee Hours by Chuck Berry, was out, do to the vocals by Chuck, but was retained,
as an opening song along with Big Dan's Shake Rattle & Roll by Big Joe Turner...
Big Dan, retired from broadcasting, &
then was awarded his time slot, to continue The Oldies format, the rest is History at The KUP, holding down this time slot
for many years to come...Using The Harlem Nocturne as my personal opening theme song forever, others versions of Harlem Nocture
are used now & then...
"The Master of All Time, Mr.
Johnny Otis" recording of Harlem Nocturne on Excelsor/Savoy Records...is played too, Johnny has recorded The Harlem Nocturne
Next: Connection to Johnny
Otis, The Royals-aka The Midnighters; Johnny wrote their 1st Hit Record Every Beat Of My Heart...guess what? it was recorded
January 8, 1952 which is my birthday...
Next: Hank Ballard &
The Midnighters, creator & writer of The Twist, well, we, should know the story on The Twist...Yes Chubby did it
lick by lick...& Dick Clark...with Chubby Checker in his corner... brought Hank's Song, to the #1 spot on top of The Charts
in 1960 & 1962, the only song in the Rock N Roll era to do so...
Since early on, in my life,
loved harmony music, & good rockin' stuff, & this is what The Midnighters did best, Hank's voice,
WOW!!! was The Midnighters Lead Vocalist Starting in 1953...with "Get It"... Down the road the meeting with Hank &
The New Midnighters, Band & Group, we became instant friends, "They bestowed on me, Their #1 Fan of All Time" but...my
come back to them was this, one of the many #1 Fans of All Time, of Hank Ballard & The Midnighters. Next: The Groups Manager,
Teressa...The both Us, T & G would dance at the shows, Then Roadie with them, when in California, my association
with Hank lasted up til his passing, what a great loss, as was James Dorsey, one of The Best Midnighters of All Time...during
Hanks last make up of The Midnighters...a year prior to Hanks passing...
Friday's, 3:00 AM til 7:00
AM, Sir Roberts Oldies Show, followed by The Great Hawaiian Music Show, Aloha Friday, The Jim Dandy Show is aired on The 1st
Saturday at 9:00 PM & 2nd Saturday at 6:00 PM... connection to, This Show, is Mike The Fly, broadcasting on KKUP
Cupertino 91.5 FM, The 1st, 3rd, & 5th... Wednesdays 5:00 PM til 8:00 PM, The Fly started with a pledge of 91.50
for 90 minutes of Air Time, ( we are 100% listener support radio )...yes, The Fly has not left The Studio since...
Now, Please, Glue Your
Lobes to KKUP Cupertino 91.5 FM
KKUP is referred
to as The Kup ( Your "Kul KUP Of Gold" )
The Listeners & Supporters,
referred to as K-KUP'ers
The Song Used many times,
Closing The Show, is Mr. Lucky, by Henry Mancini, in tribute to, Mr. Don Sherwood, Russ The Moose Syracuse, & Carter B.
Smith, providing us with Great Entertaining Radio during the 20th & 21st Centuries...old-KSFO 560 AM, KYA 1260 AM &
93.3 FM, KNBC/KNBR 680 AM, KABL 960 AM, Magic 61 & other Stations as well...Just Added, South Bay Oldies Legend King
George-KKUP Cupertino 91.5 FM Just Completed a 15 year run, serving mostly The Overnight K-KUP'ers...