MONTCO RADIO... where MUSIC and MINDS meet!
THE KISS ROOM broadcasts worldwide via Montco Radio from inside the beautiful Advanced Technology Center on the Blue Bell campus of Montgomery County Community College.
A club at MCCC, Montco Radio is co-advised by KYW Newsradio’s news and sports anchor Jeff Asch, and Communications professor Lindsay Levin. Students with a passion for (or even a passing interest in) radio have the opportunity to hone their skills on Montco Radio. For more info on the college, go to mc3.edu.
The programming on Montco Radio reflects the diversity of the student body at the college. Check the SHOW SCHEDULE on MontcoRadio.com to find the programs that you'll like.
MONTCO: a place in KISStory... almost.
Believe it or not, KISS was scheduled to play at Montgomery County Community College.
In the advertisement that you see at the left, along with dates in St. Louis, Michigan and Atlanta, is May 11, 1974, at Montgomery County Community College Gym, Blue Bell, PA.
Think of this in terms of KISStory:
• The first KISS performance was January 30, 1973 at the Coventry club in Queens, NY.
• The debut KISS album was released on February 18, 1974.
• The band's second tv broadcast, and Gene Simmons' first televised interview, was on The
Mike Douglas show, April 29, 1974, produced locally in Philadelphia by KYW tv!
In the Spring of 1974, KISS was "sending the county up in smoke", promoting their debut album, and touring as the opening band for Argent.
A May performance at MCCC was scheduled!
But the concert never happened.
According to the book "KISS ALIVE FOREVER: The Complete Touring History", written by Curt Gooch and Jeff Suhs, "the concert was cancelled by April 26. The Montgomery Gazette reported that the school did not have adequete funds or time to meet the necessary production requirements, one of which was a forklift". (page 38)
Jerry Yarnetsky, librarian at the college, recently found a clip from the college's Montgazette, confirming this information and the fact that the concert was cancelled.
Listen to THE KISS ROOM, broadcasting every month via MontcoRadio.com
MONTCO RADIO: Where Music and Minds Meet