Thanks to the kindness of John Hamlett of Tempe Arizona the KTKT Tribute Site is very happy to present images of 1961 KTKT charts. John who has managed to hang on to his nine KTKT charts from 1961 for all these years recently provided us scans of his charts for use at the KTKT Tribute Site. The charts were published on a weekly basis with the date listed being the expiration date of the chart.
The KTKT charts debuted at 1030 Saturday mornings and ran until midnight on the following Friday. These charts were printed on a piece of paper measuring 8 1/2 inches wide and 7 inches long. Folded in half length wise the paper would form a small four page brochure. A different color of paper was used each week alternating between blue, green, yellow and a pale tan color. The front cover of the chart had the KTKT logo across the top, Just below the logo was the KTKT DJ’s – called the Swinging Seven – pictured and listed inside a large drawing of the number seven.
On the upper right hand corner of the chart cover KTKT proclaimed its position of being rated number one in Tucson by both C E Hooper and Pulse – the two big rating companies of the sixties. When this brochure was opened the weekly top 40 was displayed - with 20 songs on each page. On the chart dated September 15 the titles for the “Album Sound Of The Day” supplied by Johnny Barker’s Record Counter are listed near the bottom of the chart. These 1961 charts also featured ads for 7-UP and a contest that gave winners a free case of 7-UP.
The back cover of these 1961 KTKT charts show ads for Sunset Rollerama. Johnny Williams who is shown as the Noon to 3 pm DJ on the front cover of the 1961 charts actually left the station early June of 1961 after a very short stay at KTKT - less than two months. John’s picture remained on the chart cover until July 1962. - more than year after he departed. John went on to greater fame as a “Boss Jock” at KHJ Los Angeles later in the sixties. Jay Lawrence took over this spot after Williams left KTKT.
Listed below is a link to images of the1961 KTKT charts and the covers for each. Once again the KTKT Tribute Site gives a big thank you and a tip of the hat to John Hamlett of Tempe Arizona for making it possible to present these charts. Additional 1961 charts will be added as they become available.
If anyone has KTKT charts to scan or loan for use on this web site (with full credit) please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
KTKT Charts 1961
To view a slide show of the charts from 1961, click on the button below. As it appears, you can stop, start, fast forward, or go back by using the controls at the bottom of the page.