Starting in the mid-fifties and lasting about a quarter of a century, there was a group of radio stations that we all grew up with. They were fast, exciting, and reflected the new music...rock 'n roll. These were not your father's radio stations.
This was TOP FORTY RADIO. And, these stations played whatever the surveys showed were the most popular records of the moment, no matter what the genre. This could mean Elvis, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones. But, it could just as well mean Percy Faith, The Singing Nun, Kyu Sakamoto, Roger Miller, or Alan Sherman.
Not all of the best of these radio stations were in the giant markets like New York, Chicago, or LA. There was one great station out in the southwestern desert...KTKT in Tucson. Because of the size of Tucson it is not mentioned with WABC New York, KLIF Dallas, KRLA Los Angeles, or KQV Pittsburgh. But, it was just as good, if not better.
This site is dedicated to legendary KTKT, 990, in Tucson, to the many people who contributed to its success, and to the hundreds of thousands of fans who kept it number one for almost twenty five years.
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About us: This site is a labor of love for everybody involved. Our two historians have found and written most of the material; C. J. Brown, and Chuck Simms. Our webmaster is a former KTKT disc Jockey, Ray Lindstrom. This is a work in progress. We hope to add more and more on a continuous basis, so check back often. And, if you have any comments, suggestions, or material to add, please contact us: email@example.com
Photo right: Together in 2014
(L-R) Ray, Charlie, Chuck
Entire website copyright 2007-2015
The KTKT Tribute Project
NEW! EARLY CHARTS & PROMOTIONAL ITEMS 1957-1960 :HERE
LATEST: RON KNIGHT, FRANK KALIL AIRCHECKS, 1966-1967: HERE
RON KNIGHT SHARES MEMORIES IN BOOK KICKIN' OUT THE JAMS
Legendary DJ, Ron Knight (aka Sean Conrad), who spent part of his successful career in Tucson at KTKT, is author of new book, Kickin' Out The Jams. In it he tells about the ups and downs of his travels at various stations around the country.
He also has some pictures and a story to tell about his time here in Tucson. To read it and learn where to buy his book, go to the Ron Knight Story on our site.
Ron has also been kind enough to share his KTKT air checks and production work recordings with the KTKT Tribute site. Be sure to check these and the new Frank Kalil air check exhibits by clicking the air check tab to the left.