05/07/24 - posted by Paul Judge
Very true, Norm.  That 'younger demographic audience' you describe was my dialing / audio preference too.  Yet having siblings a decade or so older their broadcast habits pollinated my radio listening horizons.  Boundaries were being challenged by the fickle zaniness of Sherwood and later his stablemates on KSFO.   At that time local radio and television stations reflected the region and the population they originated and broadcast from.    I wasn't old enough to understand what I was being drawn to.  Certainly I was the audience for comic books and Mad magazine.  Yet my ears were attuned to what my sisters were dialing to -  I was tickled by the zany humor of Steve Allen, Jonathan Winters, Phyllis Diller, Tom Lehrer, Stan Freberg and their contemporaries.  
As a sidebar of sorts here's a peek of that time period.  Gerald Nachman, author of Seriously Funny: The Rebel Comedians of the 1950’s and 1960’s

Mid-Century local radio stations, predominantly on the AM Band, and daily newspapers informed and knit together residents of the City and the region.  For those interested or who remember that period of local broadcasting you may enjoy perusing the Bay Area Radio Museum website. 
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