“The Radio Station That Changed The World – KSAN Jive 95: The Movie”

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The California Historical Radio Society, in its commitment to the preservation of Bay Area radio history has been associated with projects including John Schneider’s book “Bay Area Radio.” Having CHRS involved with such projects makes CHRS a credible source for telling the story of Bay Area Radio.Help us fund this important documentary: CLICK HERE TO DONATE

One of the radio stories that has had a profound impact on our modern scene is about the Jive 95 Era of KSAN, 94.9 FM San Francisco. This period from 1968 – 1980 was pivotal in the formation of many new concepts and ideas not only about radio, but about the culture of the time. As you know KSAN Jive 95 is being celebrated this year as the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame, BARHOF, Legendary Station for 2014. Part of the year long celebration were three events in June, the KSAN reunion concert at Yoshi’s SF, the BARHOF induction luncheon at Spenger’s and KSAN storytelling night at the Monkeyhouse Theater. All events were recorded with multiple cameras by Jesse Block of Crissy Field Productions. So, “KSAN Jive 95: The Movie” was born. CHRS Radio Dog Productions will be the production wing for this important documentary.

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The Radio Station That Changed The World!


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The Radio Station That Changed The World – KSAN Jive 95: The Movie” is the definitive film documentary on the San Francisco progressive rock, free form radio station that changed the world!  KSAN Jive 95 was founded by radio legend Tom “Big Daddy” Donahue in May of 1968 right after the Summer of Love and at the escalation of the Vietnam war.  KSAN Jive 95 spoke to a new generation of radio listeners and the San Francisco Sound of music was the soundtrack of people’s lives.  “KSAN Jive 95: The Movie” tells the complete story of the groundbreaking FM radio station through interviews with the DJ’s and personalities that were lucky enough to have been there.

Ben Fong-Torres, Dusty Street, Bonnie Simmons, Terry McGovern, Richard Gossett, Scoop Nisker, Edward Bear, and many others are joined by musicians from Jefferson Starship, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Cold Blood, Stoneground, Quicksilver Messenger Service along with Country Joe McDonald to describe in detail the importance of KSAN Jive 95 to the community.  It was a counterculture movement with San Francisco and KSAN Jive 95 at the epicenter. “KSAN Jive 95: The Movie” tells the whole inside story through the eyes of the people who lived the Jive 95 experience. The film is a benefit for the California Historical Radio Society and its Bay Area Radio Museum, an educational 501(c)(3) corporation founded in CA in 1974.

Senior Producers of “KSAN Jive 95: The Movie” are Kenny Wardell and Eric Christensen. Directer & Videographer is Jesse Block. Producers are Jim Draper and Steve Kushman. Debbie Somer is Associate Producer. “KSAN Jive 95: The Movie” is a CHRS Radio Dog Production.

You Can Make It Happen! If the Jive 95 was an important part of your life and you want to share it with many, please help us fund the production and distribution of this important film. Please CLICK HERE TO DONATE today. Your donations are tax deductible.

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“KSAN’S LIVE JIVE” is a benefit CD pulled from an incredible music archive that includes hundreds of KSAN live broadcasts. These recordings have never been available before. LIVE JIVE is full of musical rarities from the 1960s and ‘70s by some of the most important artists of the time: Santana, The Grateful Dead, Doobie Brothers, Jesse Colin Young and many more. Proceeds from “LIVE JIVE” will go to the California Historical Radio Society and its’ Bay Area Radio Hall Of Fame. The Co-Executive producers of LIVE JIVE are Kenny Wardell and Jim Draper. Proceeds from the sale of LIVE JIVE will help fund our documentary, “KSAN Jive 95: The Movie.”



For more information on KSAN ‘Jive 95’ please visit Norman Davis’ website

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