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Subject: Rock n' Roll record breaking week (1958)

Written By: yelimsexa on 02/09/11 at 9:39 am

Before Disco Demolition Night there was Record Breaking Week at KWK-FM St. Louis. Orders of station management had all rock & roll music banned from the airwaves. The disc jockeys gave every rock and roll record in the station library a "farewell spin" before smashing it into pieces. The station manager at KWK, Robert Convey, calls
the action "a simple weeding out of undesirable music". Here is a couple clips from it as well:

Ironically, KWK (present day KSLG) did switch to an R&B music format in 1969 and went Top 40 in 1979 before going oldies when it switched to KGLD in 1984 before becoming KSLG in 1992. So it wasn't the end of rock music for KWK, it simply took the '60s generation to prove that rock/R&B was here to stay to make the genre universal.

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