Survey of the week

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July 12-19, 1968

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Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening

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  1. From the Internet Archive, we reclaim some of our Lost Comments–

    Steven Smith says:
    July 29, 2018 3:04 pm at
    Speaking of jocks….i do not know what became of Bob O’Neal…real last name Tria. After Kpug he worked at Kgmi. Then he sold ITC cart machines. He also sold broadcast electronics for a company owned by a friend of mine…Conex Electro Systems. Is Marc Taylor the Kpug guy who ended up in Seattle and then went back to Kafe years later? Scott Campbell or Bob Campbell went to Seattle, even worked nights at Kjr. Then he went into Christian radio and was very innovative in that format. He died a few years ago at middle age or earlier. George Ruggles actually died at a very young age while working at Kpug. He had a congenital heart problem, he took a few days off for surgery and never came out again. I suspect it was within a year of this survey. Pat Henry was actually Pat Hurley. He was more an engineer than a jock. I know he went to Seattle. Never heard more about him. When I was at Kpug in 1974, our main control board was built by Pat. It was cool….slider pots that also turned on the turntables. So you left them down between songs, and slid them up to start. The annoying thing is they were scratchy when adjusting them. Drove the engineer crazy.

    mikec says:
    July 29, 2018 7:50 pm at
    Steven – I can’t answer your question about Marc Taylor, but think Jason can. I believe Marc has checked in here a few times in the far past. I think he was on 850 KTAC under a different name. Bob O’Neil is a name that seems to have disappeared from any research or reading I do on western US/Canada stations. Scott Campbell left KPUG around ’68 or ’69 & went to KARI/KERI. I distinctly remember him on air at KERI playing their EZ listening/MOR blend. From your statements, I’m guessing Scott might have ended up at co-owned KBLE AM/FM Kirkland-Seattle. I was a heavy KPUG listener at the time George Ruggles died & was very shocked to hear this via a news story on 1170 at the time. Even the on air newsreader was having a difficult time with the story. I was also aware that Pat Henry/Hurley was involved with station engineering. Very interesting that Pat built the mixer console. I’ve never heard of sliders being used to start/stop turntables & I’ll guess these had a fixed ‘stop’ position (aka ‘ON/OFF). How innovative. There must have been a separate control to CUE these. Any pics of the mixer console, Steven??

    mikec says:
    July 29, 2018 7:58 pm at
    #15 Wayne Newton’s “Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife” was one of two simultaneous hit versions of this song. The other was the late Glen Campbell. Some stations played only Wayne’s version, some only Glen, & some played both.

    #8 Donovan’s “Hurdy Gurdy Man” had as backing musicians: Yardbirds lead guitarist Jimmy Page, along with future fellow Led Zeppelin members John Paul Jones & Bonzo Bonham on drums

    pugetsound says:
    July 31, 2018 9:44 am at
    Is Marc Taylor the Kpug guy who ended up in Seattle and then went back to Kafe years later?
    NO….Marc Taylor went on to 850 KTAC in the late 1960s. I called into the request line New Year’s Eve 1969 and he played my request. Years later, we worked together, he read the news. we cut up after the news with some entertaining patter, working at KASY Auburn, KJUN Puyallup, KRPM Tacoma and KTAC/KBRD again – just before KBRD became the Mountain. Marc Taylor, known now by the fake name Bill Ogden (I think he stole that from the Broadcast School guy) went on to Mixx 96 Olympia, KLAY Lakewood/Tacoma and then Traffic for Metro, speaking to the masses on KOMO, KING 5, and other stations. He is now retired. We know him as Lennie The Cabbie (long story, but he never drove a cab.) He spends his free time bowling in local leagues and taking advantage of the senior discount wherever he can get it. You will find an article or two here in the blog, referencing Lennie, Bill —

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