Steven Smith Archive: Voices and Music from KIXI

 

This is from 1972. Being KIXI, without much jock chatter, it consists of ads and brief newscasts by well-known voices

1. is Rudy Perez….this had to be about the most played spot every morning during the news. Rudy worked approx 10-2 airshift

2. Dean Smith, at the time in KIXI sales, but one of the best paid voice guys in the market

3. Steve Schilling, afternoon to evening guy, who had been at KBRO pre-KIXI

4. Ken Stuart, news director. Worked AM drive through about noonish M-F

[Audio courtesy of Steven Smith]

The voice before Ken Stuart is Seattle staple Bob Liddle. Every weekday Stuart did the news in the AM hours. Liddle was the morning jock…if you could really call him that. Basically, they had IGM automation and they rolled tapes. Then the announcers would get the music legend and when in the mood they would read off the names of songs. It would be Liddle in the morning. Perez midday and Schilling late afternoon into evening.

Author: Steven Smith

Presently editor and historical writer with Puget Sound Media in Seattle. Former radio broadcaster and radio station owner, 1970-1999. Journalism and speech communications degrees. I enjoy researching articles and online reporting that allows me to meld together words, audio and video. P.S. I appreciate and encourage reader comments and opinions. View other articles by Steven Smith

1 thought on “Steven Smith Archive: Voices and Music from KIXI

  1. Mike Barer says:
    January 28, 2017 7:59 am at
    Kixi at one time was sister stations with Kord in Pasco.

    John Fortmeyer says:
    January 28, 2017 4:16 pm at
    Thanks to Steven Smith for sharing these news and ad excerpts. Do you have any that feature those laid back, relaxing and orchestral station IDs for KIXI? It would certainly spark memories of my youth to hear those again, as it would to hear any for KBBX/KEZX, the old KIRO-FM/KSEA, KBRD and KEUT….

    mikec says:
    January 31, 2017 11:17 am at
    Steven thanks for posting these. I was never a listener to KIXI during this period, but can now appreciate this time in it’s history. I vaguely recall hearing Rudy Perez on KXA at some point…his voice is quite familiar

    Steven Smith says:
    February 2, 2017 8:18 am at
    John….Earlier on I supplied one of Wally’s Nelskog. It was one of their better known id’s and he voiced them. You can search for it here.

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