63. That’s easy to remember.

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  1. George Kinney said:

    That’s where the dial on the car radio HAD to be — only AM station that was acceptable (and nobody had FM at that time).

    September 28, 2012
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  2. Griff Wigley said:

    You are correct, George. KDWB, channel 63 was my favorite rock n’ roll station, and one of KDWD’s signature phrases was “63. [pause] That’s easy to remember.” And since I turned 63 years old last week, I can finally use that phrase when people ask me how old I am.

    KDWB competed head-to-head with WDGY, but all the cool kids listened mainly to KDWB.

    I’ve added a couple of images to the blog post above, including a link to a PDF of their Fabulous Forty Survey for September, 1963, the month I started high school.

    September 30, 2012
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  3. Susan Hvistendahl said:

    I beg to differ, Griff. My family left Brookings, S.D., for one year as my father worked on his Ph.D at the U of Minn. and I was a WDGY fan (ok, ok, maybe I wasn’t cool?). But I still remember their song, “WDGY, eleven three oh, Minneapolis (bing!)/St. Paul.” I too remember following top 40 hits and went to a Cavalcade of Stars show which included Fabian and Bobby Rydell. (Sounds like you went to a “swinging school,” Griff? Name of a Rydell hit. I heard Rydell High in “Grease” was named for him.)

    October 2, 2012
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    • Griff Wigley said:

      Susan, I think my annoyance with WDGY was because of their star prime time DJ, Bill Diehl.

      October 3, 2012
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  4. Nancy Averill said:

    Ah KDWB. THE best radio station ever. We had the KDW-Beatles. We had the KDW-Beach Boys. We were color radio. We had leaky billboards. I maintain that Professor James Francis Patrick O’Neill is the very basis of my humor. We had True DON Bleu. We had Lovable Lou Riegert. ‘DGY was a prerecorded, stodgy knockoff.

    I recite “That’s easy to remember” at the mention of 63. Last year I turned 63. It was a big deal. 63!! That’s easy to remember!! Sadly, on Monday I will turn 64. I’ll revert to “Will you still need me, will you still feed me.” At heart, though, I will always be 63. That’s easy to remember.

    July 27, 2013
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