Remember those endless lines of customized Fords, Chevys and Plymouths cruising Sepulveda Blvd in Van Nuys, or Woodward Ave. in Detroit, Highway 1 in Fort Lauderdale or along Colorado Blvd in Glendale, California?
Well, this site is dedicated to the memory of great radio stations... like 77WABC in New Yor'k City, KYA1260 in San Francisco, WLS Chicago, KXOK in St. Louis, and KDWB in St.Paul. Their Top 40 rock 'n roll play-lists kept us tuned in to hear our favorite DJs playing those unforgettable hits of the 50s, 60s and 70s.
...And, In LA, Gene Autry's KMPC710, with it's
airwatch helicopters and fleet of big block Chevy
wagons, kept motorists informed of the southland's
current traffic while playing the Best Sounds in Town
until it, too, faded from the AM radio waves..
So, this site is dedicated to helping keep some of
those memories alive at car shows in northern Utah's
counties where the hits keep on coming.
Join us, won't you?
Site Updated: New Years Eve 2019
Please support the local businesses, shown below, and those posted on the side of the KMPC Mobile Studio. We recognize these local area businesses and thank each one for supporting SOTSProductions car shows/events throughout the year. We hope you will consider these merchants when you have a need for products or service... and, tell them you saw their logos here and on our mobile studio. (larger images may be viewed by clicking on individual logo)
Jump - Van Halen
Power of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
KWCR Traffic Helicopter
Inca Dance - CUSCO (closing...
thanks for listening!)
From The Beginning - Emerson, Lake and Palmer
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
The Archies - Sugar, Sugar
Run to You - Bryan Adams
KMPC710 Jingle - 'Best in the West'
KMPC710 jingle - 'Take a Listen
on the freeway'
One Call Away - Charlie Puth
Bernadette - Four Tops
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Take another look... BELOW are more photos of cruisers and vehicles from the past.... (click on individual image to make it LARGER!) - jS
THIS WEBSITE SERVED TO HONOR A GREAT RADIO LEGEND, ROGER CARROLL, WHO BEGAN HIS RADIO CAREER AT AGE 15 AT WFMD RADIO IN FREDRICKSBURG, MD. HE WAS THE YOUNGEST ANNOUNCER TO BE HIRED BY ABC RADIO WHO MOVED HIM TO L.A. IN 1948. HE WORKED AT KABC790 UNTIL 1958 WHEN COWBOY STAR, GENE AUTRY HIRED ROGER TO WORK AT LA'S POWERHOUSE STATION, KMPC710. ROGER TOLD ME HE SPENT NEARLY 22 YEARS SITTING IN THE BACK OF THE OLD FORD REMOTE TRUCK - THE KMPC MOBILE STUDIO - A COPY OF WHICH HAS BEEN ROAMING THE REGION OF NORTHERN UTAH FROM 2007-2019, WHERE IT SERVED AS A CAR SHOW AND EVENT PLATFORM FOR THE AREA AS A MUSIC BACKDROP FOR CAR SHOWS AND EXHIBITS.
ROGER DIED JULY 30, 2019. I EXTEND MY SINCEREST THANKS TO HIS FAMILY AND HIS KMPC FRIENDS: MICHAEL NASH, SCOTT SHURIAN, BOB KHOLOS, DOLLY (JIM) HICKLIN, PAMELA MCINNIS, AND OTHERS FOR THEIR ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT OVER THE PAST DOZEN YEARS. I'M THANKFUL FOR HIS ALLOWING ME THE USE OF THE ORIGINAL MOBILE STUDIO IMAGE, DESIGN, AIR-CHECKS and STATION JINGLES.
SOMETIME NEXT YEAR THE BIG WHITE KMPC TRUCK WILL BE SOLD. HOWEVER, THE COMMITMENTS FOR THE 2020 YEAR EVENTS ALREADY SCHEDULED WILL BE KEPT, ALBEIT THEY MIGHT BE OUT OF THE BACK OF 'MATER (OLD RED FORD PICKUP), BUT STILL WITH THE 'BEST SOUNDS IN TOWN'.
I'VE ENJOYED A GREAT RUN WITH THE MANY CRUISERS WHO HAVE SHARED THEIR CLASSIC RIDES AT SHOWS ALONG THE WAY. I CHERISH THOSE MEMORIES AND OF THOSE OF FELLOW CRUISERS WHO'VE 'DRIVEN WEST'. UNTIL SPRING, THIS IS... 'Art Simon, your announcer', SPEAKING - jS