Radio Quarterly Report: October – December, 1976
495 S.E. 10th COURT
HIALEAH, FLORIDA 33010
(305) 888 -1685
LPs RELEASED THIS QUARTER: 8
No. ON ROSTER: 25
PROMO MEN: 6
PRESIDENT: Henry Stone
NATL PROMO: GM – Howard Smiley
Dir. R&B George Chavous
Natl Sec – Moe Preskell
A&R: Steve Alamo, Henry Stone, Howard Smiley
HEAD OF MKTG & ADV DIR: Howard Smiley
SUMMARY: Henry Stone and company know how to sell records and label continues to show super success through final quarter of ’76. KC & the Sunshine Band is their biggest act; when release time comes the only question is whether or not their record will “only go gold this time.” Shake Your Bootie of course is a giant. In addition, they’ve done well over the past quarter with a single and LP by the Ritchie Family and a jazz artist named Ralph MacDonald. Company will be expanding more into rock & roll and jazz, trying to establish younger artists over the next few months. They’ve got planned releases by Chi Coltrane, John Tropea, Bill Salter (he wrote “Where Is The Love”) and the Ritchie Family. No word on anything new by KC.
From 1946 to 2014, Henry Stone ruled the Florida music industry with an iron fist, a brick of cash, and a warehouse full of vinyl. HSM is the last of over one hundred record labels he personally founded. The HSM record label includes works from every decade in his sixty-five year career right up until today. Licensing available for film, samples, advertising, movies, video games, and more. Family owned and operated.