Todd Parker came to L.A. from KITS in San Francisco, which was doing Mike Joseph's "Hot Hits" format. Prior to that, Parker was heard in Philly at WCAU-FM and Hot Hits-WFBL in Syracuse. KKHR did not use the "Hot Hits" positioner, because KIIS-FM was already using it (in name only). However at the time, KKHR used many of the same tag lines and contests that were heard on other CBS O&O's (such as WBBM, WCAU-FM, WHTT, and KHTR). These included the "Free Ride" music sweeps, "Family Fortune" and "Name Game". After KKHR, Parker worked at Power 106.
That's right. Forgot about KITS. Might be where Parker picked up a little Harry Nelson influence.