KLRA The Beat
Radio station KRLA covered top 40 acts in "The Beat"
from October 1964 to May 4, 1968. In 1965 it began to be distributed
through other radio stations in Hollywood, San Francisco (KYA),
New York, Chicago (WCFL) and Nashville.
Their top 40 list was was based on call-ins for playlist requests
but because they
included album airplay as well as singles, their charts were different from
most stations. So beyond the hits, The Monkees also charted "I Wanna Be Free",
"She", "She Hangs Out", the withdrawn Canadian B-side to "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You"
and "Valleri" which some DJ had taped from the TV Show itself.
- from The Beat archive