How did Miami sound Memorial Day weekend, 1967?
Well, it was a lively year in American popular music, counterculture, and of vibrant politics throughout all forms of government. Back in those days, AM transistor radios were the du jour portable technological device, there were only three stations to watch on television, “The U” was nicknamed “Suntan U,” and Miami was more of a place for “locals” than the world.
Before Power 96, Kiss Country, and 99 Jamz, the sole pop radio station all of South Florida listen to was 560 WQAM (now “Sports Radio”) , the regularly commanding at least 60 percent of radio market share from just north of Jupiter south to the Key West and Havana.
Take a listen to Miami history. While you do that, check out this ad from their then-parent company, Storz Broadcasting: