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Tribute To "Underground FM"

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Sat. 4/7 10p: This week on the Psychedelic Radio Head~Shoppe we pay tribute to the beginnings of “Underground FM” radio!  It was about 6 PM on April 7, 1967, when Tom Donahue opened the microphone at KMPX in San Francisco, and began his Free Form styled broadcast!  Although alternative radio was bubbling up nationwide, this moment is often considered ‘ground zero’ in the history of “Underground FM” radio.  We’ll have sound bites of many FM Radio legends, including Tom Donahue, B. Mitchell Reed and Alison Steele, not forgetting we’ll feature music from arguably the most explosive and creative years in rock ‘n’ roll.  

Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico! I grew up in a household that loved music. When I was 14 going on 15 years of age, I began listening to KUNM. It was this experience that cemented my love for radio and especially the free-form nature of the DJ’s production. Daily I discovered new musical artists that just had to be added to my personal music library. Wherever I have traveled, I have sought out ‘good radio stations’ to satisfy my quest to hear and collect great music!