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THE MIGHTY MET LIVES AGAIN

This is not a photo from the 1970s—it was taken Sunday on Ventura Blvd. in Encino, as Paul Thomas Anderson was shooting his as-yet-untitled film set in the ’70s San Fernando Valley, where the acclaimed filmmaker grew up. But when it got tweeted out, the sight of the iconic KMET logo got the old timers around here super-nostalgic.

FM underground radio rock radio was defined by those call letters. The station existed at 94.7 on the FM dial from the 1968 until 1987, but it became a game-changer at the dawn of the ’70s when radio legends Tom and Raechel Donahue brought the freeform-underground-radio format from the Bay Area to L.A.

During the glory years, there was no better radio station, according to our resident boomers, as B. Mitchel Reed, Steven Clean, Mary “The Burner” Turner, Shadoe Stvens, Jimmy Rabbitt and the still-active Jim Ladd—along with the Dr. Demento and Flo & Eddie shows, mesmerized listeners and helped break a ton of rock bands.

“Those were the days,” one HITS veteran offered. “Freeform forever!”

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