This site is dedicated to the Music and Memories of the 1970's. I started my radio career in January 1969 after three years in the Army and a year in Vietnam. I met my wife Sweet Loretta in 1969 and we were married two years later. So you see why the 70's mean a lot to me, not only was I starting a new career but a family too. J.J. was born two years later and Michael 5 years after that.
I Grew up listening to the radio in the 50's and 60's. Started playing drums in 1960, which led to a band, road gigs and eventually the U.S. Army, Vietnam, then finally I got to get on the Air as Army Sergeant Jim Thomas with the Fort Wood Show in 1969. From there it led to Oklahoma, Florida and most of my 35 years in radio in Dallas, Texas my home.
I worked at a bunch of radio stations over the years, you can see them all if you care to, my resume is listed below. My website 70's Preservation Society has been continuously on the web since 1998. I retired from radio in 2001, but it's in my blood and I can't sleep at night, so we decided to put a station on the internet. The rest as they say, is history.
In these pages you'll find some things that I've always liked to do, like following the record charts. Each week we'll have a list of the music at the top of the charts this week in the 1970's, just go to Week in Music under 70's History and pick a year. I was playing this music on the radio then. What a trip it is to see that its popularity is still strong. To send me an email, use the contact button below.
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Below is a link to download a PDF version of Jim Thomas's Resume in ZIP format. If you are a potential employer and would like to discuss a business proposition, please use the contact form on this website and I will contact you directly.
Below is a listing of radio stations I worked for over the years. If you are a potential employer and would like to discuss a business proposition, please use the contact form on this website and I will contact you directly.
KBFB Dallas, Texas Hosted "70's Saturday Night" With Sweet Loretta All Request 70's Party Songs.
KDMX Dallas, Texas Hosted "70's Saturday Night" With Sweet Loretta All Request 70's Party Songs.
KMXR-Corpus Christi, Texas Program Director/Morning Host.
KMKT-Denison-Sherman, Texas Operations Manager/Morning Show Host, Saturday Night Request Show With Sweet Loretta, Supervised construction of station and developed programming format.
Satellite Music Network Dallas, Texas Morning Drive/Music Director, Assisted in creating "Pure Gold" format. (SMN is Now ABC Radio)
KAAM-Dallas, Texas Morning Drive/Assistant Program Director/Music Director, Established the Dallas markets first 24 hour Oldies station, Hosted Solid Gold Saturday Night on KAFM With Jay Roberts aka Leon McWhorter.
KFJZ Fort Worth, Texas Hosted 60's Show from 7pm 10pm Weeknights 2 years, Afternoon Drive/Music Director/Production.
WFAA Dallas, Texas Evening show host/Production.
KRRV-Denison-Sherman Morning Show Host.
KDSX-Denison-Sherman News Director/Weekend Show Host.
KTEN-FM Ada Oklahoma Evenings and Music Director.
KEOR-Atoka Oklahoma Midday and Mornings.
You guessed it, Jim is my dad!
You could say I grew up in/on radio. In fact, I was the result of a radio station contest which began my passion for radio.
I was broadcast on the air at KDSX in Denison Texas, June 1st, 1973 when Jim played a recording of my baby screams on the station via a two-way radio from the station news car... JINXED!
You may have heard me in Corpus Christi, Austin, or Tallahassee most recently and more than likely I owe somebody along the way 10 bucks. To send me an email, use the contact button below.
Do you enjoy listening to 70’s Classics? We sincerely hope you do and you will continue to listen and spread the word to others to keep this music alive for future generations to enjoy. With the changes to internet radio royalties, the dedicated stream server and additional costs for time involved in putting this all together, this is no longer just a hobby and most broadcasters have given up and closed down there streams.
Ever wonder what song was number one in a particular week during the 70's? The Week in Music shows you what songs were number one on the billboard Album Chart, Pop Chart and R&B Chart, offered to you in the current month. You can play trivia with your friends or stump them because you knew it first because your a regular here at The 70's Preservation Society.
On the main page, you'll see the different years that covered the 70’s. Choose a year and you'll know what was number one in the current month for this week in the 70's.
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