1974 – FM Stereo!


19741974 was a year of real music discovery for me. Growing up as a teen listening primarily to Top 40 AM Radio, I had no idea what depths of Rock music were out there until I landed my first on-air gig on an FM Stereo station.  It was Saturday October 5, 1974.  The first record I led off with after the 4pm Legal ID was a “Current”:  Billy Swan’s “I Can Help”.  Still in high school at the time, I was scared out of my wits that afternoon!  Much calmer now in my old age, it’s time to resurrect some musical memories from the days of my first taste of DJ-ing on FM radio.

In that year, we were introduced for the first time to bands like Bad Company, Supertramp, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Robin Trower, Jefferson Starship, and Golden Earring (just to name a few).

Hear some of the great Progressive Rock that dotted the FM airwaves plus lifestyle and memorable events from 1974 on-the-air right now on TuneIn!

Thanks for listening!

– Fred



Music from 1974!


1974 was the time to discover new music!  Radio was shifting and the younger generation was moving in droves from Top 40 AM hit radio stations to deeper, more progressive offerings on the FM dial.  Rock’s newest fans also welcomed cross-over tastemakers from the Alt-Country, Fusion Jazz and Soul genres into their world.  This week, Retro Album Rock focuses on some great music and memories from the year 1974!


Check out last week’s playlist 1976 playlist right here.

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