KMPX (RADIO STATION : SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.)
KMPX Collection of Nation of Islam recordings,1962-1970

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/q44hg

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: KMPX (Radio station : San Francisco, Calif.)
Title: KMPX Collection of Nation of Islam recordings,1962-1970
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1039
Extent: 5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Abstract:Audio recordings from KMPX radio station in San Francisco, California, pertaining to the Nation of Islam. Recordings include weekly broadcasts by prominent leaders of the Nation of Islam, religious events, and conference panels.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchase, 2006.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], KMPX Collection of Nation of Islam recordings, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Ashley Eckhardt, August 25, 2015.


Collection Description

Historical Note

Franklin Mieuli funded the construction of a new San Francisco FM radio station at 106.9 in 1958. The station was given the call letters KPUP and made its on-air debut on December 10, 1959. By mid-July 1960, the station changed its programming to jazz music and correspondingly took on the call letters KHIP. In 1962, Mieuli sold the station to Leon A. (Lee) Crosby, who changed the call letters to KMPX and instituted a programming format that included middle of the road music and foreign language programs. The 1967 hiring of two disk jockeys, Larry Miller and Tom Donahue, profoundly altered KMPX's programming as the two gradually turned the station into a hub for progressive rock music, with special emphasis on San Francisco-based bands. On March 18, 1968, the KMPX staff initiated a general strike over grievances with Lee Crosby. The strike lasted eight weeks, during which time the staff and its supporters picketed outside the station headquarters, joined by prominent rocks bands like the Grateful Dead and Creedence Clearwater Revival. The strike ended with the loss of the original KMPX staff and many advertisers, in addition to the refusal of several bands, including the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones, to permit the station to play their music. KMPX continued to air its progressive rock music format until 1972, when the station switched to big band and swing music. Family Stations, Inc. acquired KMPX in 1978, changing its call letters to KEAR and introducing a religious talk radio and ethnic and inspirational music programming format. In 2005, Infinity Radio took over the station at 106.9, changing the call letters to KIFR and inaugurating a Free FM format that quickly failed. CBS Radio obtained the station in 2007, relaunching it as KFRC with classic hits programming. This programming was replaced in 2008 by a simulcast of CBS Radio's AM news station KCBS.

Franklin Mieuli funded the construction of a new San Francisco FM radio station at 106.9 in 1958. The station was given the call letters KPUP and made its on-air debut on December 10, 1959. By mid-July 1960, the station changed its programming to jazz music and correspondingly took on the call letters KHIP. In 1962, Mieuli sold the station to Leon A. (Lee) Crosby, who changed the call letters to KMPX and instituted a programming format that included middle of the road music and foreign language programs. The 1967 hiring of two disk jockeys, Larry Miller and Tom Donahue, profoundly altered KMPX's programming as the two gradually turned the station into a hub for progressive rock music, with special emphasis on San Francisco-based bands. On March 18, 1968, the KMPX staff initiated a general strike over grievances with Lee Crosby. The strike lasted eight weeks, during which time the staff and its supporters picketed outside the station headquarters, joined by prominent rocks bands like the Grateful Dead and Creedence Clearwater Revival. The strike ended with the loss of the original KMPX staff and many advertisers, in addition to the refusal of several bands, including the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones, to permit the station to play their music. KMPX continued to air its progressive rock music format until 1972, when the station switched to big band and swing music. Family Stations, Inc. acquired KMPX in 1978, changing its call letters to KEAR and introducing a religious talk radio and ethnic and inspirational music programming format. In 2005, Infinity Radio took over the station at 106.9, changing the call letters to KIFR and inaugurating a Free FM format that quickly failed. CBS Radio obtained the station in 2007, relaunching it as KFRC with classic hits programming. This programming was replaced in 2008 by a simulcast of CBS Radio's AM news station KCBS.

Scope and Content Note

The KMPX Collection of Nation of Islam recordings contains reel-to-reel audio recordings from KMPX radio station in San Francisco, broadcast from 1962 to 1970. The collection entirely consists of programming produced by the Nation of Islam. The programming includes weekly addresses by the organization's leader Elijah Muhammad and other significant ministers, including Louis Farrakhan, Henry Majied, Bernard Cushmeer, and Malcolm X. In addition, the recordings document other events organized by the Nation of Islam, such as religious observances, conference panels, and speaking engagements, as well as aspects of the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by speaker and then chronologically.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
AV4 91 Baldwin, James, Listen Ofay, Malcolm X, John Shabazz, Martin Luther King, Jr., Loren Miller (publisher, lawyer, California Eagle), Langston Hughes [Side A]
AV1 14 Cushmeer, Bernard, Messenger Muhammad: How We His Followers See Him and Why (Part 1), October 8, 1967, XEGM
AV1 15 Cushmeer, Bernard, Messenger Muhammad: How We His Followers See Him and Why (Part 2), October 14, 1967, KMPX
AV1 16 Cushmeer, Bernard, Messenger Muhammad: How We His Followers See Him and Why (Part 3), October 22, 1967, XEGM
AV1 17 Cushmeer, Bernard, Hear Messenger Muhammad (Part 1), October 25, 1967, KMPX
AV1 18 Cushmeer, Bernard, Hear Messenger Muhammad (Part 2), November 5, 1967, KMPX
AV1 19 Cushmeer, Bernard, Accept Messenger Muhammad and Live, November 12, 1967, KMPX
AV1 20 Cushmeer, Bernard, The Greatness of Messenger Muhammad, November 19, 1967, KMPX
AV1 21 Cushmeer, Bernard, Honor Messenger Muhammad, November 26, 1967, KMPX
AV1 22 Cushmeer, Bernard, Comments on Messenger Muhammad's Speech (Phoenix, Arizona (Part 1), December 10, 1967, KMPX
AV1 23 Cushmeer, Bernard, Comments on Messenger Muhammad's Speech (Phoenix, Arizona (Part 2), December 10, 1967, KMPX
AV1 24 Cushmeer, Bernard, Messenger Muhammad: God's Choice (Part 1), December 31, 1967, KMPX
AV1 26 Cushmeer, Bernard, Messenger Muhammad: God's Choice (Part 2), January 5, 1968, KMPX
AV1 27 Cushmeer, Bernard, Messenger Muhammad and the Judgment, January 14, 1968, KMPX
AV1 28 Cushmeer, Bernard, God's Messenger is Among Us, January 28, 1968, KMPX
AV1 29 Cushmeer, Bernard, Learn of Messenger Muhammad, February 4, 1968, KMPX
AV3 84 The Doors, Waiting for the Sun [RESTRICTED]
AV1 25 Farrakhan, Louis, Self-Development is the Way to Freedom, Justice, and Equality, January 5, 1968
AV1 30 Farrakhan, Louis, The Blackman Must be Freed Indeed, February 11, 1968, KMPX
AV1 31 Farrakhan, Louis, Who Is My Neighbor, February 18, 1968, KMPX
AV1 32 Farrakhan, Louis, A Savior is Born for the So-Called Negro, February 26, 1968, KMPX
AV2 33 Farrakhan, Louis, Build a Black Economy, March 16, 1968, KMPX
AV1 6 Farrakhan, Louis, Where There is No Vision, The People Perish, April 14, 1968
AV1 5 Farrakhan, Louis, The Man of Sin Must be Revealed, April 21, 1968
AV1 9 Farrakhan, Louis, The Way to Peace, April 28, 1968
AV1 8 Farrakhan, Louis, Which Road to Justice [in] White America, May 5, 1968
AV1 7 Farrakhan, Louis, The Work of a Man is the True Measure of His Greatness, May 12, 1968
AV1 4 Farrakhan, Louis, When Truth Comes, Falsehood Vanishes, May 19, 1968
AV1 3 Farrakhan, Louis, Come Out of Her My People, May 26, 1968
AV2 34 Farrakhan, Louis, God Helps Those Who Help Themselves, June 2, 1968, KMPX
AV2 35 Farrakhan, Louis, The Black Man Must Be Reeducated, June 9, 1968, KMPX
AV2 36 Farrakhan, Louis, [torn label] Disobedience to Divine...Violence and Bloodshed, June 16, 1968
AV2 37 Farrakhan, Louis, Upon This Man Will I Lay the Key (Part 1, Copy 1), June 30, 1968, KMPX
AV2 38 Farrakhan, Louis, Upon This Man Will I Lay the Key (Part 1, Copy 2), June 30, 1968, KMPX
AV2 39 Farrakhan, Louis, We Must Accept the Program of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, July 7, 1968, KMPX
AV2 40 Farrakhan, Louis, Upon This Man Will I Lay the Key (Part 2), July 14, 1968, KMPX
AV2 41 Farrakhan, Louis, Accept Your Own and Be Yourself, July 28, 1968, KMPX
AV2 42 Farrakhan, Louis, The Value of a Good Name, August 4, 1968, KMPX
AV1 1 Farrakhan, Louis, Elijah Muhammad: The Man of the Hour, August 18, 1968
AV2 43 Farrakhan, Louis, They Plan a Plan and Allah Plans a Plan and Allah is the Best of Planners, August 25, 1968, KMPX
AV2 44 Farrakhan, Louis, Jealousy is an Enemy that Destroys from Within, September 8, 1968, KMPX
AV2 45 Farrakhan, Louis, Your Agreement Withheld, September 15, 1968, KMPX
AV2 46 Farrakhan, Louis, Wise Men are Never Heedless to Size, September 22, 1968, KMPX
AV2 47 Farrakhan, Louis, The Black Man Must Jump Up and Make a Faster Pace, October 6, 1968, KMPX
AV2 48 Farrakhan, Louis, The Sure Truth (Part 1), October 13, 1968, KMPX
AV2 49 Farrakhan, Louis, The Sure Truth (Part 2), October 20, 1968, KMPX
AV2 50 Farrakhan, Louis, The Sure Truth, (Part 3) November 3, 1968, KMPX
AV2 51 Farrakhan, Louis, The Black Man Must Reject the Hypocritical Offer of Integration, November 10, 1968, KMPX [Side B]
AV2 52 Farrakhan, Louis, Elijah Muhammad: The Man of the Hour, November 17, 1968, KMPX [Side B]
AV2 53 Farrakhan, Louis, The Offer of Integration is an Invitation to Death (Part 1), November 24, 1968, KMPX
AV2 54 Farrakhan, Louis, The Offer of Integration is an Invitation to Death (Part 2), December 1, 1968, KMPX
AV2 55 Farrakhan, Louis, The Black School (Part 1), December 15, 1968, KMPX
AV2 56 Farrakhan, Louis, The Black School (Part 2), December 22, 1968, KMPX
AV2 57 Farrakhan, Louis, Black is Beautiful, December 29, 1968, KMPX
AV2 58 Farrakhan, Louis, Islam Comes After Everything Else Fails, January 26, 1969, KMPX
AV2 60 Farrakhan, Louis, The Hononarable Elijah Muhammad: The Fulfillment of a Great Sign, February 16, 1969, KMPX
AV2 61 Farrakhan, Louis, A Savior is Born for the Blackman and Woman of America, Feburary 23, 1969, KMPX
AV2 59 Farrakhan, Louis, Islam is Salvation for the Blackman, February 29, 1969, KMPX
AV2 62 Farrakhan, Louis, Self-Development is the Way to Freedom, Justice, and Equality, March 2, 1969, KMPX
AV2 63 Farrakhan, Louis, Elijah Muhammad: A Fountain of Living Waters, March 9, 1969, KMPX
AV2 64 Farrakhan, Louis, Sport and Play Robs the Blackman and Woman of Power and Strength, March 23, 1969, KMPX
AV3 65 Farrakhan, Louis, Elijah Muhammad: A Mercy to the Nations, March 30, 1969, KMPX
AV3 66 Farrakhan, Louis, Worthy is the Lamb, April 6, 1969, KMPX
AV3 67 Farrakhan, Louis, No Man Can Serve Two Masters, April 13, 1969, KMPX
AV3 68 Farrakhan, Louis, How Beautiful are the Feet of the Publisher of Peace, April 20, 1969, KMPX
AV3 69 Farrakhan, Louis, Behold, I Will Send You Elijah, April 27, 1969, KMPX
AV3 70 Farrakhan, Louis, Arise and Shine for Thy Light Is Come, May 4, 1969, KMPX
AV3 71 Farrakhan, Louis, Elijah Muhammad: The Bright and the Morning Star, June 29, 1969, KMPX
AV3 73 Farrakhan, Louis, The Works of God Made Manifest, November 30, 1969, KMPX
AV3 74 Farrakhan, Louis, Opposition to Truth is Ever a Failure, December 7, 1969, KMPX
AV3 75 Farrakhan, Louis, Whose Christmas? (Part 2), December 28, 1969, KMPX
AV3 76 Farrakhan, Louis, Elijah Muhammad: The Last Messenger of God, January 1, 1970, KMPX
AV3 77 Farrakhan, Louis, The True History of Jesus: His Birth, Ministry, and Death, January 11, 1970, KMPX
AV3 78 Farrakhan, Louis, A Nation in a Nation that Must Do Something for Self, January 25, 1970, KMPX
AV3 79 Farrakhan, Louis, A Great Man, Ushering in a Great Day, March 8, 1970, KMPX
AV3 80 Farrakhan, Louis, He Who Rejects Right Guidance is He Who Makes a Fool of Himself, March 15, 1970, KMPX
AV3 81 Farrakhan, Louis, Elijah Muhammad: The First Begotten of the Dead, March 29, 1970, KMPX
AV3 82 Farrakhan, Louis, What is Real Progress for the Blackman, April 5, 1970, KMPX
AV3 83 Farrakhan, Louis, Beware of Wolves in Sheep's Clothing, Watch as Well as Pray, KMPX
AV1 10 Farrakhan, Louis, The Great Future of the Blackman [Side B]
AV3 87 Farrakhan, Louis, How Strong is the Foundation? Can We Survive? [Side B]
AV3 86 Farrakhan, Louis, I am the Door [Side B]
AV3 72 Farrakhan, Louis, We Want a Full and Complete Freedom [Side B]
AV3 85 Farrakhan, Louis, Will a Man Rob God [Side B]
AV4 102 Farrakhan, Louis?, This is the One, Black Gold, Black Unity, Let Us Unite, Pharaoh! (Part 1)
AV4 103 Farrakhan, Louis?, Let Us Go, No Secret, Elijah Leading Us, Music, Music, Without a Song, I Believe (Part 2)
AV4 104 Farrakhan, Louis?, Music and Chains (Part 3)
AV4 - Hughes, Langston, Listen Ofay, Malcolm X, John Shabazz, Martin Luther King, Jr., Loren Miller (publisher, lawyer, California Eagle), James Baldwin [Side A] [See Baldwin, James]
AV4 96 King, Martin Luther, Jr., Funeral, Beginning, March to Church [Side B]
AV4 108 King, Martin Luther, Jr., Funeral, Eulogy by Dr. Benjamin Mays [Side B]
AV4 - King, Martin Luther, Jr., Listen Ofay, Malcolm X, John Shabazz, Loren Miller (publisher, lawyer, California Eagle), Langston Hughes, James Baldwin [Side A] [See Baldwin, James]
AV4 106 Majied, Henry, business meeting: Min. Henry, Brother Sec. Preston, Lt. Claudine, Bro Capt. Jerry B. X, moderator Bro Eugene X; on devils refusing to leave building and center program, July 20, 1965
AV4 107 Majied, Henry, What Must Bee Don With Yo, February 13, 1966
AV4 108 Majied, Henry, March 6, 1966; Elijah Muhammad, March 27, 1966; Elijah Muhammad, April 3, 1966 [Side A]
AV4 109 Majied, Henry, September 19, 1966
AV4 110 Majied, Henry, Muhammad Ali, Bro. Harold X, Floyd McKissick, Muhammad's Mosque #26, July 2, 1967
AV4 111 Majied, Henry, 2nd meeting in San Quentin, January 20, 1968
AV4 112 Majied, Henry, 3rd meeting in San Quentin, January 27, 1968 [Side A]
AV4 113 Majied, Henry, 3rd meeting in San Quentin, January 27, 1968; Martin Luther King Jr. Funeral, 1968
AV4 112 Majied, Henry, 1st meeting in Folsom Prison, February 3, 1968 [Side B]
AV4 121 Majied, Henry, Render Unto Caesar, Merritt College, June, 5, 1969 [Side B]
AV4 114 Majied, Henry, San Jose State College, October 17, 1969
AV4 115 Majied, Henry, October 19, 1969
AV4 116 Majied, Henry, Santa Barbara hearing, November 12, 1969
AV4 117 Majied, Henry, January 15, 1970
AV4 118 Majied, Henry, Sunday, March ?, also F.O.I.
AV4 119 Majied, Henry and Asst. Min. Harold X
AV4 - Miller, Loren (publisher, lawyer, California Eagle), Listen Ofay, Malcolm X, John Shabazz, Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, James Baldwin [Side A] [See Baldwin, James]
AV3 91 Muhammad, Elijah, San Francisco, KSAN, July 15, 1962 [Side B]
AV3 92 Muhammad, Elijah, speeches [Holy Quran], June 16, 1963-September 7, 1963
AV3 93 Muhammad, Elijah, The Right Solution to Our Problem, August 11, 1963
AV3 87 Muhammad, Elijah, The Truth Serves Us at Any Time (version 2), August 2, 1964 [Side A]
AV3 86 Muhammad, Elijah, The Truth Serves Us at Any Time (version 3), April 11, 1965 [Side A]
AV3 94 Muhammad, Elijah, The Solution to our Problem is Divine, August 9, 1965
AV3 95 Muhammad, Elijah, Confusion of the People and Ignorance of the Time, September 12, 1965 and You Should Know Separation of Death, September 19, 1965
AV4 - Muhammad, Elijah, March 27, 1966; Elijah Muhammad, April 3, 1966 [Side A] [See Majied, Henry, March 6, 1966]
AV4 96 Muhammad, Elijah, The Rise of War and Revolution Between Black and White in USA - Solution Offered, International Amphitheatre, August 18, 1966 [Side A]
AV4 97 Muhammad, Elijah, Solution to Revolution and War, 3rd cut, August 28, 1966
AV3 85 Muhammad, Elijah, Accept Your Own and Be Yourself, November 6, 1966 [Side A]
AV3 88 Muhammad, Elijah, The Truth Serves Us at Any Time (version 4), November 6, 1966
AV1 1 Muhammad, Elijah, The Ignorance of Black Leadership, November 13, 1966
AV1 2 Muhammad, Elijah, Judgment and Blindness of the Found, November 20, 1966
AV1 2 Muhammad, Elijah, Judgment and Ignorantness of People, November 27, 1966
AV1 3 Muhammad, Elijah, The Solution to our Problem is Divine, December 11, 1966
AV4 123 Muhammad, Elijah, Accept Your Own, December 18, 1966
AV1 4 Muhammad, Elijah, True Religion, December 25, 1966
AV4 98 Muhammad, Elijah, Phoenix, Arizona, 1967
AV1 5 Muhammad, Elijah, The Time of Judgment, January 1, 1967
AV3 89 Muhammad, Elijah, The Truth Serves Us at Any Time (version 5), January 1, 1967
AV1 6 Muhammad, Elijah, The Time and the Resurrection of the So-Called Negro, January 8, 1967
AV2 51 Muhammad, Elijah, The True Religion is a Natural Religion, January 15, 1967 [Side A]
AV1 7 Muhammad, Elijah, What is Islam, February 1, 1967
AV1 8 Muhammad, Elijah, Truth Upsets Christian World, February 12, 1967
AV1 9 Muhammad, Elijah, What the So-Called Negro Should Know, Pt. 3, February 19, 1967
AV1 10 Muhammad, Elijah, Truth Serves Us at Anytime, April 23, 1967, KMPX
AV1 11 Muhammad, Elijah, Sins of America, August 13, 1967
AV4 101 Muhammad, Elijah, After Newark Riots, KPFA tape, August 14, 1967
AV1 12 Muhammad, Elijah, Freedom, Justice, and Equality, September 8, 1967
AV1 13 Muhammad, Elijah, Opposition Against Truth, October 8, 1967, KMPX
AV3 72 Muhammad, Elijah, The Problem of the Slave and His Master, July 23, 1969, KMPX [Side A]
AV4 128 Muhammad, Elijah, Correct Solution to the Problem of Slave and Master; Sec. John Ali on Messenger's History; Elijah Muhammad, True Religion [Side B]
AV4 105 Muhammad, Elijah, Life Last Chance and Center; Malcolm Shabazz, Separation and Integrationists’ Real Intent (about 6 radio broadcasts)
AV3 90 Muhammad, Elijah, Ignorance of the Black Leadership
AV4 128 Muhammad, Elijah, True Religion; Solution to the Problem of the Slave and His Master; From Phoenix STA SWBY- From Mosque 32- True Religion Cont. [Side A]
AV2 52 Muhammad, Elijah, Why Persecution of Muslims [Side A]
AV4 121 Newman, Paul, Wlia Abie, Robert Geralski, etc., discussion on the ten days in April after President Johnson withdrew from presidential race, April 10, 1968 [Side A]
AV3 - Ofay, Listen, Malcolm X, John Shabazz, Martin Luther King, Jr., Loren Miller (publisher, lawyer, California Eagle), Langston Hughes, James Baldwin [Side A] [See Baldwin, James]
AV4 99 [Saviours' Day after Messenger's Return from Mecca], 1967
AV4 100 Saviours' Day, 1967
AV3 - Shabazz, John, Listen Ofay, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Loren Miller (publisher, lawyer, California Eagle), Langston Hughes, James Baldwin [Side A] [See Baldwin, James]
AV4 130 Unidentified plays
AV4 122 Unidentified speaker [Side B]
AV4 124 Unidentified speaker
AV4 126 Unidentified speaker
AV4 127 Unidentified speaker
AV4 129 Various jazz songs and artists
AV3 - X, Malcolm, Listen Ofay, John Shabazz, Martin Luther King, Jr., Loren Miller (publisher, lawyer, California Eagle), Langston Hughes, James Baldwin [Side A] [See Baldwin, James]
AV4 122 X, Malcolm, Malcolm at Mosque #15 [Side A]
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