KTKT published charts on a weekly basis during 1963. The 1963 charts were of the same style and design as was used for the latter half of 1962. The 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. The bottom of the page often listed titles for the “Album Sound Of The Day” supplied by Johnny Barker’s Record Counter. The back cover of the chart was used for many things – often KTKT promotional announcements and humorous messages – while at other times ads would appear. Starting with the May 17 1963 issue the familiar 7 UP contest on the back cover went away leaving this space for KTKT promotional announcements. One of my favorite KTKT promotions at the time was the Spooktacular’s that ran at the Fox Theatre in downtown Tucson Saturday nights.
For a few weeks in the fall the KTKT top ten tunes from earlier years was featured on the back cover. During December 1963 full page ads for Winston cigarettes and Campbell’s Soup appeared on the back cover. The DJ listings and photos on the front cover were updated in a more consistent manner during 1963 when compared to 1962. The back cover of the February 22 1963 chart announces the new Ray Lindstrom Show 6 to 9 pm – Ray moved up from weekends to replace Dave Nelson in this spot. By April 19 1963 Ray’s photo is added to the line up on the front cover. Other DJ changes at 6am, noon and midnight are also added at this time. Tim Parker – who does the 9 pm to midnight show - gets an updated picture .Another round of DJ changes shows up on the front cover of the September 6 1963 KTKT chart. The weekly KTKT Chart for February 8 1963 is incorrectly dated as February 15 1963
Listed below is a link to the images of my 1963 KTKT charts and the covers for each. The Top 99 of 1963 chart is originally from the collection of Jerry Stowe. Used only on New Years Eve 1963 and New Years Day 1964 the chart is an in house only document – a type up list that has been mimeographed. I did my best to clean it up. Song #80 “I Want To Stay Here” is by Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme.
All of the weekly 1963 charts came to my collection by way of my friend Jim Chrisman who is a long time KTKT fan. Jim - who has saved the original copies of these KTKT charts and many others for all these years - provided me with nice color copies of each. When Jim is not busy studying his old KTKT charts he can be found hard at work at his business being Tucson’s leading supplier of custom saddles and related riding equipment – JLC Custom Outfitters
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KTKT Charts 1963
To view a slide show of the charts from 1963, 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.