RADIO BROADCASTS

Note: Listings are chronological by date of original broadcast.

1967

KBLA - WHISKY A GO GO PROMO SPOT

Broadcast Date: May - 1967
Station ID: KBLA Burbank - 1500AM
Programming: Concert Promotion
Host: Unknown
Recording Date: Presumed May - 1967
Recording Location: Unknown Location - Los Angeles, CA

Info:
In The Doors first known radio appearance, John Densmore records a promo spot for the band's upcoming performances at the Whisky A Go Go in May 1967. As Light My Fire plays in the background, John states to the listeners "This John of The Doors, we'll be burning from May 16th to the 21st at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood. We'd like you to sit in and help us light the fire!". KBLA Burbank's final broadcast took place a month later on June 16th.

'FANTASY FAIRE' FESTIVAL PROMO SPOT

Broadcast Date: Pre-July 15th - 1967
Station ID: KHJ - 93.5FM
Programming: Concert Promotion
Host: Unknown
Recording Date: Presumed June - 1967
Recording Location: Unknown Location - Los Angeles, CA

Info:
A promotional advertisement for the 'Fantasy Faire & Magic Music Festival' broadcast by KHJ FM in Los Angeles in June or July of 1967. The Doors are listed in the line-up along with Jefferson Airplane, The Grass Roots, Canned Heat, and many more. Ticket prices, start times and other festival activities are also mentioned.

'ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER' CONCERT PROMO SPOT

Broadcast Date: Pre-July 15th - 1967
Station ID: Unknown
Programming: Concert Promotion
Host: Unknown
Recording Date: Presumed June - 1967
Recording Location: Unknown Location - Los Angeles, CA

Info:
Another promotional advertisement for The Doors and Jefferson Airplane's performances at the "New Anaheim Convention Center" on July 15th, 1967. This original broadcast recording runs for approximately one minute. Click HERE for more information on these shows!

KSAN CONCERT BROADCASTS

Broadcast Date: Late 1967 - Possibly 1968
Station ID: KSAN - 94.9FM
Programming: Unknown
Host: Unknown
Recording Date: Presumed March 3rd or 4th - 1967
Recording Location: Avalon Ballroom - San Francisco, CA

Info:
At least three live songs were broadcast on KSAN radio in San Francisco. Recording takes place at the Avalon Ballroom, however both broadcast and recording dates are unknown.

'CHEETAH' MAGAZINE PROMO SPOT

Broadcast Date: October 11th - 1967
Station ID: KHJ - 93.5FM
Programming: The Tom Maule Show
Host: Tom Maule
Recording Date: September xx - 1967
Recording Location: Unknown Location - Los Angeles, CA

Info:
The date of recording is unknown, however at least one broadcast is known to have taken place on October 11th.

'THE GUARD SCENE'

Broadcast Date: October xx - 1967
Station ID: WMCA - 570AM
Programming: The Guard Scene
Host: Ed Baer
Recording Date: October xx - 1967
Recording Location: WMCA Studio - 201 Rt. 17 N., Suite 601 - Rutherford, NJ

Info:
This radio show features the entire band for a short interview in October 1967. The broadcast likely took place on a weekend, however no dates have been recorded for The Guard Scene with Ed Baer. The Doors appeared at Steve Paul's Scene in New York for a few shows in Early-Mid October. It appears that during this time period The Doors made a trip to Rutherford, NJ where the WMCA studio was located. The program is sponsored by the Air National Guard and the US Army.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT OSWEGO

Broadcast Date: Unknown - Possibly Not Broadcast
Station ID: WSGO - 1440AM
Programming: Unknown
Host: Mike Lazar & Steve Flesser
Recording Date: September 11th - 1967
Recording Location: State University of New York - Oswego, NY

Info:
An interview with the band is recorded at the University of New York at Oswego shortly before The Doors perform in concert. Following the interview, hosts Mike Lazar and Steve Flesser attempt to record spoken promo spots for the University's own AM station. Bill Siddons is nearby. No broadcast recordings have ever surfaced of the interview and it remains unclear as to wether or not the interview was broadcast at all. The known interview recording has been officially released on Bright Midnight's 'The Lost Interview Tapes' Vol. 1

1968

KAOS STATION PROMO

Broadcast Date: Throughout 1968
Station ID: KAOS - Unknown Frequency
Programming: Station Promotion
Host: Various
Recording Date: February 17th - 1968
Recording Location: Backstage Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Phoenix, AZ

Info:
A promo spot by Ray Manzarek is recorded by DJ's from KAOS radio in Phoenix, AZ backstage during The Doors performance there on February 17th, 1968. Ray Manzarek states to the listeners "This is Ray Manzarek of The Doors. When I'm in Phoenix, I listen to KAOS. Do You?". Photographer Doug Hartley is present backstage and captures the recording event on film. Ray is also photographed reading KAOS radio's newspaper 'KAOS Happenings'. Other artists such as Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker of CREAM are also known to have recorded promo's for this station.

HOLLYWOOD BOWL CONCERT PROMO SPOT

Broadcast Date: May > July 5th - 1968
Station ID: KHJ - 93.5FM
Programming: Concert Promotion
Host: Various
Recording Date: May - 1968
Recording Location: KHJ Studio - Los Angeles, CA

Info:
Promotional advertisements for The Doors concert at the Hollywood Bowl aired frequently on local radio sponsor 93 KHJ. Various different broadcasts of the same promo spot are known to collectors.

COLUMBUS, OHIO CONCERT PROMO SPOT

Broadcast Date: Unknown - 1968
Station ID: WKYC - 105.7FM
Programming: Concert Promotion
Host: Unknown
Recording Date: Unknown - 1968
Recording Location: Unknown - Columbus, OH

Info:
A promotional advertisement for The Doors performance in Columbus, OH on November 2nd, 1968 is known to collectors.

BBC's 'TOP OF THE POPS'

Broadcast Date: September 9th - 1968
Station ID: BBC Radio
Programming: Top Of The Pops
Host: Jimmy Savile
Recording Date: September 9th - 1968
Recording Location: BBC Studios - London, GB

Info:
The Doors performance on BBC's 'Top of the Pops' is simultaneously broadcast on FM radio. The broadcast likely included a performance by Canned Heat who appeared in this same episode of the television series.

STOCKHOLM CONCERT BROADCAST

Broadcast Date: Possibly Live on September 20th - 1968
Station ID: Sveriges Radio
Programming: Concert Broadcast
Host: Unknown
Recording Date: September 20th - 1968
Recording Location: Konserthuset - Stockholm, SE

Info:
Both concerts performed on this night were recorded and broadcast on Sveriges Radio in Stockholm, Sweden.

1969

'DO IT NOW' FOUNDATION PROMO SPOT

Broadcast Date: Early 1969
Station ID: KABC - 95.5FM
Programming: Radio Campaign
Host: N/A
Recording Date: Possibly Late 1968
Recording Location: The Doors Office - Los Angeles, CA

Info:
This radio spot was recorded for the 'Do It Now' Foundation in 1969 to promote the 'Speed Kills' campaign launched by Do It Now KABC-FM in Los Angeles. Both Jim and Ray recorded seperate spots, however Jim was so un co-operative that the Do It Now representative left without capturing a proper recording. Although Jim's recording has been lost, this radio spot features the finished ad with Ray Manzarek. The original broadcast time period for this promo is unknown, however KABC FM was known to have changed to KLOS at some point during 1969.

'CHICAGO AUDITORIUM THEATRE' CONCERT PROMO SPOT

Broadcast Date: April > June 14th - 1969
Station ID: Unknown
Programming: Concert Promotion
Host: Various
Recording Date: May - 1968
Recording Location: Unknown - Chicago, IL

Info:
A promotional advertisement from 1969 for The Doors concert on June 14th. Most likely broadcast on various dates.

ATLANTA 'INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL' CALL-IN

Broadcast Date: June 19th - 1969
Station ID: Unknown
Programming: Unknown
Host: Unknown
Recording Date: June 19th - 1969
Recording Location: Mobile Phone - Atlanta Film Fest Headquarters

Info:
On June 19th, 1969 Jim Morrison and Frank Lisciandro arrived in Atlanta for the second International Film Festival. After arriving at headquarters, Jim decided to try out the promoter's all new briefcase-sized mobile telephone - the first Jim had seen. After placing a few calls to LA, the promoter requested that Jim call up the local radio station responsible for promoting the event, and make an announcement for the 'Feast of Friends' showing on the following day. The DJ puts Jim on the air, and he makes his announcement. A recording of the broadcast has never been found.

1970

HOWARD SMITH TALKS ABOUT THE DOORS

Broadcast Date: January 20th - 1970
Station ID: WABC - 95.5FM
Programming: Love
Host: Bob Lewis 'The Bobaloo'
Recording Date: Exact Date Unknown - January 1970
Recording Location: Unknown

Info:
This aircheck reel featuring Howard Smith talking about The Doors two days following their performances at the Felt Forum in New York 1970, was recorded during a broadcast on 95.5 WABC-FM's programming known as Love, and hosted by Bob Lewis 'The Bobaloo'. Howard talks for approximately a minute, and includes a brief clip from his original November 1969 interview recording of Jim Morrison. This broadcast is available for download in our Recordings section of the site!

'SALT PALACE' CALL-IN

Broadcast Date: Exact Date Unknown - April 1970
Station ID: KRSP - 103.5FM/1060AM
Programming: Unknown
Host: Michael G. Kavanaugh
Recording Date: Exact Date Unknown - April 1970
Recording Location: Various

Info:
This phone-call interview with Robby Krieger appears to have been recorded in April 1970 by DJ and radio-host Michael G. Kavanaugh for KRSP in Salt Lake City, and may or may not have been broadcast live. The interview is later incorporated into a radio special airing on KRSP shortly after the death of Jim Morrison. Leon Barnard conducts the phone-call from The Doors rehearsal space and can be heard briefly on the recording.

CBC: SOMETHING TO SAY

Broadcast Date: September 27th - 1970
Station ID: Unknown
Programming: Something To Say
Host: Interview by Tony Thomas
Recording Date: August or September - 1970
Recording Location: The Doors Office - Los Angeles, CA

Info:
This broadcast includes the interview with Jim that Tony Thomas did in what appears to be August or September 1970. The hour long program also features Grace Slick and Charlie Allen and was broadcast on CBC in Canada on September 27th, 1970.

1971

JIM MORRISON DEATH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Broadcast Date: Various Dates From: July 3rd - 1971 > Following Weeks
Station ID: Various
Programming: News Report
Host: Various
Recording Date: Various
Recording Location: Various

Info:
Many radio stations in 1971 would broadcast small programming features to pay tribute and announce the death of Jim Morrison. Various recordings and broadcasts are known from this time period.

JIM MORRISON: ARTIST IN HELL

Broadcast Date: October 5th - 1971 (7:00pm - 12:00am)
Station ID: KPFK - 90.7FM
Programming: Broadcast Special
Host: Various
Recording Date: Exact Date Unknown - 1971
Recording Location: Unknown

Info:
This four hour radio special was originally broadcast on October 5th, 1971 on KPFK Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles and was produced by Clare Spark. The special features interviews with Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Paul Rothchild and pertaining to the history and death of Jim Morrison. These interviews are the earliest known recordings intended for public broadcast by the band after the death of Jim Morrison.

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