KHJ Thirty - March 20, 1973

Issue #403 - Cat Simon makes his final appearance on the survey. Under his real name, Bill Todd, he returned to the Los Angeles airwaves in 1979-80 on KMET. He passed away in 2007 after a battle with ALS.

KHJ Thirty No. 403 - Cat Simon   KHJ Thirty No. 403 - March 20, 1973

6 comments:

Michael Hagerty said...

A very good jock. I wish I'd met him during the nearly 20 years we both lived in Phoenix.

steve elders said...

Cat Simon. A name I'd forgotten about until now.

I love Bette Midler's cover of "Do You Want to Dance." Totally rethinks the song as a sexy ballad.

Ray Randolph said...

You can really see some of the songs start to drag on compared to just a few short years ago. Carly Simon in her sixteenth week, Elton John and Hurricane Smith in their fourteenth week.

Michael Hagerty said...

Ray:
It would only get worse...I think Morris Albert's "Feelings" stayed on KHJ for more than 20 weeks (24 maybe?).

Mike McCann said...

Bill was later a respected programmer with ABC's WDAI Chicago. And early in his career, he like yours truly, paid our dues at the legendary WMID Atlantic City.

A very, very good man I corresponded with on several occasions after he'd left the biz.

Anonymous said...

A very very good jock, like the Rabbitt. Some of the PD's just didn't leave anything alone. Cat
was a star with very hip content.
The problem was the move of Top 40 to so much ballads and pop stuff in 1973. A dreadful year compared to 1972.