Blue Grass, Jazz, Pop and Car Races – Radio Has It Covered


May 28th 1976 – Major segments of the Folklife Festival at Seattle Center this weekend will be broadcast on KRAB. Coverage tonight includes a concert at 8 p.m. by Mark O’Connor, local Fiddler, and Custer’s Grass Band, a Spokane bluegrass group. Tomorrow KRAB will stage it’s broadcast portions from the Alki Room until 8 p.m. Then catch the old time fiddlers show from the Playhouse. Sunday and Monday the station will broadcast Festival activities from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Meanwhile, Memorial Day weekend is celebrated with the hits on KJR, with the auto race on KIRO and with a tribute on KYAC FM. Steve West, KJR program director, estimates the Seattle 500, a tabulation of pop music favorites, will take 35 hours. Thus, listeners through Monday night will hear each finalist twice. The Indianapolis 500 auto race on KIRO will be described by Sid Collins and Freddie Agabashian. Coverage will begin at 7:15 a.m. Monday. Legendary jazz greats will be memorialized all day Monday on KYAC FM. Pat Kibbe, music director, said the list of deceased artists range from Cannonball Adderley to Glenn Miller

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Victor Stredicke

Author: Victor Stredicke

Former radio columnist for the Seattle Times.

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