KJR, Seattle Slew and Icky

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Recently eBay sent an Email, based on my past searches, asking if I wanted to purchase this antique KJR pin-on button. Actually I don’t need it, but I think it’s a cool piece of nostalgia. In 1997 Seattle was pretty proud of Seattle Slew, he was their favorite son, and KJR’s Ichabod Caine was a close runner up. I didn’t label these photos, I assume our readers can identify the button and figure out who is who in the lower photos. As a nostalgic bonus, here’s a short (edited and scoped), aircheck of Icky doing his midday shift at the end of August 1977.

August 1977 KJR aircheck

.…by Steven L. Smith

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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.

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