Crestwood honors its role in rock and roll


Crestwood is honoring its rock and roll past with a special proclamation declaring November “Classic Rock Month” in the city.

A couple weeks ago, acting Mayor Tony Kennedy attended the St. Louis Rock Preservation Society’s Trivia Night, which is currently being held in Kirkwood. In 2019, the society plans to move its trivia night event to Crestwood.

To honor the move and Crestwood’s past with rock and roll, Kennedy issued Proclamation 18-03, which decrees November 2018 as “Classic Rock Month” in Crestwood.

Crestwood’s history with rock and roll dates back to 1961, when Crestwood resident Ed Ceries opened an FM station in the basement of his home with the call letters KSHE.

The station was originally a classic music station, known as “The Lady of FM” since most of the announcers were women.

In 1964 the station was sold to Century Broadcasting, and the new general manager converted the station’s format to rock. In 1967, the first song played on KSHE was Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit.”