October 1972 – KVI, which has been programming syndicated oldtime radio programs, now is presenting on weekly basis original half-hour drama series. Entitled Dameron, program concerns adventures of Sam Spade-like character (but not private eye) who solves problems. It is broadcast 10-10:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Jim French, station’s afternoon personality, writes and directs program, with Hardwick, morning personality, playing title role and Lou Gillette, KVI public affairs director, doing announcing. Others in cast are professional actors.

January 1966 – KTAC AM & FM sold by Jerry Geehan, Richard R. Hodge and other stockholders to M. Lamont Bean, Dan L. Starr, and Ronald A. Murphy for $191,381. Mr. Bean is a partner in a Seattle investment firm. Mr. Starr has printing interests there. Mr. Murphy, a Seattle lawyer, has broadcasting holdings including KELA Centralia and KUEN Wenatchee, and KFQD Anchorage. KTAC went on the air in 1942 and operates fulltime on 850 kc with 1 kw. KTAC -FM was added in 1948 and operates on 103.9 me with 830 w.

April 1980 – Robert E. Lee Hardwick, former air personality on KVI joins KAYO as morning talk show host…J. Michael Kenyon, baseball writer for Seattle Post-Intelligencer, assumed additional duties as member of sports team of KVI…Alan Ray, anchor, KIRO 710 joins KVI as anchor and reporter…Arnold Nelson, audio systems designer, Sunrise Systems Worldwide, joins production staff of KSTW TV 11.

April 1971 – If you have a first class ticket, a mature voice, are good at production, and have a few years in the biz, then reed on. KTAC, Tacoma is looking for a man like you. We do prefer Northwest or West Coast men. KTAC is a 10,000 watt rocker at 85; and we’re number one. Rush resume, tape, and pic to: Derek Shannon, KTAC, Box 11335, Tacoma, Wash. 98411.

May 1973 – KTAC Tacoma- Sold by Radio 850 Corp. to Entertainment Communications Inc. for $1.5 million. Buyer owns KLEF(AM) Houston, WAYL(AM) Minneapolis, KBRG (AM) San Francisco and has purchased interest in KBSA(TV) Guasti, Calif., subject to FCC approval. Principals of ECI are Joseph M. Field, Philadelphia attorney, and Herbert Kean and Joseph F. Uricchio, both physicians in that city. KTAC is full time on 850 khz with 10 kw, directional at night. KTAC -FM operates on 103.9 mhz with 950 w and antenna 490 feet above average terrain.

December 1979 – Thom Sheridan, from KTAC joins KNBQ FM as account executive.

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Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of PugetSound.Media, former broadcaster at KAMT/Tacoma, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KJUN/Puyallup, KASY/Auburn, KTAC AM/Tacoma, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. View other articles by Jason Remington

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