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Beaker Street . . . who listened?

Which old farts on this board remember listening to Beaker Street on KAAY out of Little Rock? It ran from the late sixties through the early seventies. It came on about 11pm and ran into the early morning hours.

Clyde Clifford was the deejay and he played Floyd, Zeppelin, King Crimson, etc, before any of them ever had wide play on commercial radio.


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A sample of some of Beaker Street intros as it would come on the air.

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Trippy.


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re: Beaker Street . . . who listened?
Way before my time.


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Pepe Lepew
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I did, and missed this thread, posted about it in the Midnight Special topic .........


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mauser
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re: Beaker Street . . . who listened?
I am an old fart and I listened.


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re: Beaker Street . . . who listened?
Bump. It was a very, very cool radio program. fricking gazillion watts am, baby.


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Jim Rockford
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FWIW, KAAY is Bible beaters 24/7 now. 15 minute blocks of airtime for something like $200. Some serious lunatics on there.


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FWIW, KAAY is Bible beaters 24/7 now


That's what I've heard. Ironic. Back in the day, mega-power AM was where we could hear really cool music.


blueslover
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re: Beaker Street . . . who listened?
it was where you could hear 'Alice's Restaurant', 'Ballad of the USS Titanic (Jaime Brockett), or Cheech and Chong as the top of the playlist.

Was a friggin powerful medium back in the day. Still is, just hard for me to comprehend anyone using AM as a primary entertainment or information medium today


WMTigerFAN
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re: Beaker Street . . . who listened?
Me and my buds would take a portable radio with us on campouts and dial it in. Loved listening to album cuts while getting blasted around the campfire. Brings back lots of great memories from my teens.


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hawkster
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I am that old and I listened. BR had "loose radio" with the same format. Always signed off every night with this:

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kjntgr
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re: Beaker Street . . . who listened?
The whale sounds were cool.


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OldTigahFot
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re: Beaker Street . . . who listened?
Definitely a regular listener here ! Used to look forward to Friday & Saturday nights to hear old Clyde.

Some Beaker Street classics :

Legend of the USS Titanic

Illegal Smile



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TupeloTiger
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re: Beaker Street . . . who listened?
I am an old fart,but also an ex guitar player. I listened to Beaker Street as a teenager in the late 60's in Bastrop in North La. near the Arkansas line above Monroe. We picked up this station late at night and it was GREAT. Another late night station WLAC Tennessee played R&B,Stax, and soul late at night after 10:00. These were old stong AM stations. The one old Louisiana station like that is now Talk Radio. There was only 2 TV stations, no cable, so radio was big. Loved it.


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re: Beaker Street . . . who listened?
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Another late night station WLAC Tennessee played R&B,Stax, and soul late at night after 10:00.


Deeyays:

"John R"

"Hoss Man"


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