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1975
Mood Rings
Pet Rocks
Hip-huggers, bellbottoms, leisure suits
8-Tracks
PEZ candy
Magic 8-Balls
Movies: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Jaws,” “Nashville.” “Dog Day Afternoon,” “Barry Lydon”
“Saturday Night Live” premieres on NBC; George Carlin hosts the first show.
“All in the Family” is America’s top television show for the fifth straight year.
President: Gerald R. Ford
Cost of first-class stamp: $.10
Quart of milk: $.46; loaf of bread: $.33
Vietnam War ends (April 30).
And on this date in 1975, our very own Michael “The Stuman” Stewart cracks open the mic for the first time on KCAL!!! Happy 39th anniversary to a true IE legend…you rock, Stoobie!

September 16, 2014 at 12:03 pm | General Stupidity, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Local News | No comment

With Judas Priest coming to town at San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino on November 12th (listen for your chance to win tickets!), we thought it would be fun to get caught up with the guys…

September 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm | Concerts, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Local News | No comment

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96-7 KCAL Rocks is very happy to once again present the amazing Trans Siberian Orchestra as they bring an entirely new show, The Christmas Attic, to kick off the Holiday season in the IE on Saturday, November 29th, at the Citizen’s Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Better yet, this year they’ll be doing two shows for us, a matinee at 3pm and the evening show at 8pm. Tickets go on sale this Friday morning at 10am, but we’ve got a special pre-sale code that will let you buy your tickets before the general public starting this morning at 10am through tomorrow night at 10pm. Just click through this link and use the code “TSOFAN”. Plus, you’ll want to keep it locked in to KCAL all through this weekend for your chance to win tickets on the air! If you’ve never seen TSO before, check out the video below

September 10, 2014 at 8:00 am | Concerts, Contests, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Local News, Rock News | No comment

Dwight King, Jordan Nolan, Jake Muzzin

The Stanley Cup, quite possibly the coolest trophy in all of sports, will make a visit to Riverside at Romano’s Chicago Pizzeria this Sunday. The LA Kings has an amazing post season run to win the Cup for the second time in three years, and Kings player Jack Ferreira will bring it to Riverside for a couple of hours of the day he gets to spend with the Cup on Sunday evening from 6pm to 8pm. If you’d like to see it up close or take a picture with it, they’re asking for cash donations to benefit the Riverside Community Parks Foundation. Get more details here.

September 5, 2014 at 3:38 pm | Hockey, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Local News, Sports | No comment

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We’re just a couple of days away from the final KCAL Kegger of the season, and the awesome Miss KCAL Rockmate 2014 Bikini Pageant on Friday where we’ll crown the new official KCAL spokes-model and shower her with $10,000 in cash and prizes! Some of the lovely ladies that applied have been stopping by the station, like Sarah from Riverside bringing Stu, Tiffany and Jimbo to their knees above

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Kimberlee from San Bernardino dropped by Patrick’s show

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Redlands own April swung by for a visit on an obviously very warm afternoon with Daryl and Kelli

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Erica from Hemet brought her colorful self in studio to get to know the KCAL listeners

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Michelle from San Bernardino stopped by to hang with STJ and special guest, comedian Jeff Garcia.

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Upland sent us surfer Ashley, a former Lingerie Football League player!

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There were no butts about it when April from San Bernardino came to hang with Kelli and Daryl

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And STJ tried, but failed, to recreate the sassy “hands between the legs” pose that Cristal from Fontana sent over with her application.

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Desirae is a 2nd generation KCAL Rocker from Riverside, her parents raised her right!

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Despite hating smelly, short, cocky guys, Carla came in from Alta Loma and braved being in studio with Jimbo. He may have been little butt hurt.

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Melissa from Ontario looks like she’s ready to work the catwalk at the Kegger!

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Kristen from Riverside and Patrick posing for the movie “Frozen”. We think. We hope.

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Nikki from Moreno Valley dropped by for an STJ hang!

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Melissa from Fontana comes from a family of long time KCAL rockers and has hit a few Keggers before, now she wants to see one from the stage

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Mayra from Riverside has the spokes-model pose down. Daryl and 4orty, not so much.

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And Rochelle from Rancho Cucamonga wrapped up the parade and brightened up the KCAL studios. Big thanks and best of luck to all the girls that entered, we’ll announce the finalists tomorrow and then the Miss KCAL Rockmate Bikini Pageant happens on Friday afternoon at the final KCAL Kegger of the season, come on down and join the fun from 4pm to 8pm!

August 19, 2014 at 12:01 pm | Events, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Keggers, Local News, On Air | No comment

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KCAL and beer go together like….well, KCAL and beer! You’ve been hearing a bit about it, and we couldn’t be more excited to tell you more about a project we’ve been working on…we hooked up with the awesome brew masters over at Inland Empire Brewing Company in Riverside to come up with a series of seasonal KCAL inspired beers. The KCAL Rocks The IE Brew Series! The first one is a refreshing light lager perfect for the hot I.E. summer that we’re calling The Riverside Rocker. It’ll be available in stores soon, but this Saturday you can be among the very first to try it when you join the Stuman and the KCAL Crew for the debut tapping at the big Anniversary Party happening at D Dogs Sportsbar in Downtown Riverside from 4pm-6pm.

August 14, 2014 at 5:50 pm | Drinking, General Stupidity, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Local News | No comment

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As we’re getting ready for the final KCAL Kegger of 2014 (Kegger #48 overall), featuring the Miss KCAL Rockmate Bikini contest and your final chance to enter to win the 2 year lease on that brand new Ford F-150 Supercab from Redlands Ford, we take you back to the very first KCAL Party in the Parking Lot, the 3rd Of July Party back in the early 90s right after we moved into the new building on Orange Tree Lane…maybe you were there, or maybe your parents were! Click to see more pics

August 12, 2014 at 7:38 pm | Concerts, Drinking, Events, General Stupidity, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Keggers, Local News | No comment

Gulf Oil Spill Fourth of July

Everybody ready to fire up the grill, grab some cold ones, and hang out with friends and family as we celebrate the birthday of this great nation? Perfect! All you need now is to figure out where you’re gonna watch things explode in the sky, so here’s a great list of the fireworks displays happening around the IE: (click read more for all the details)

June 30, 2014 at 3:35 pm | KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Lifestyle, Local News | No comment

US Festival

Check out this shot of KCAL at the US Festival! Thanks to KCAL rocker Sean Syfers for finding this picture and sharing it with us for Throwback Thursday. You Rock, Sean! Now, do you wanna really trip out? We recently got a message from a listener asking if we wanted an old banner of ours back. He said his uncle and some friends had had stolen it from the US Festival on a dare, and it has been moving around garages of the IE for 30 something years ever since. Sadly, the uncle is in failing health and wanted to clear his conscience before he passed away, so he told his nephew to return the banner. The nephew (who wanted to remain anonymous, but is a really good guy) dropped it off:

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And here it is with 4orty and Daryl holding it. The old Rock Spectrum lives in the new studio!!!

June 26, 2014 at 3:44 pm | Concerts, General Stupidity, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Local News | No comment

I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Six Flags announced yesterday that after 36 years they’re closing the legendary Collossus Roller Coaster at Magic Mountain in Valencia as of August. Yeah, there are newer and crazier roller coasters, but damn, I know a lot of us are gonna miss the old wooden monster! I was there in the summer of 1978 when it opened, and can’t count how many times I bounced around in those uncomfortable cars. Might need to hit the park one more time before it goes away. Here’s some front seat video to remind you of what its like…

June 4, 2014 at 4:58 pm | General Stupidity, KCAL Crew, KCAL Rocks, KCALFM.com, Local News | No comment

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