Here’s an audio update of one of Seattle’s most remembered DJs. Robin Mitchell has logged over 50 years either on-air or in radio consulting. And — as of January 2015 — he’s still DJing. Thanks to live streaming off the internet, here’s Robin (on Jan. 6, 2015) describing the snowy, winter conditions during his afternoon shift on KGEZ in Kalispel, Montana, where he’s been the past three years. The station’s playin’ the oldies and, perhaps more than coincidentally, is programming a “Twenty-Twenty” news format. Sound familiar? So why not (47 years later) enjoy another ’60s Robin Mitchell aircheck? An early 1968 clip from KOL is included. Robin’s tight on-air board performance was truly among the best. The two airchecks run about 4:30.
— Ron DeHart
Robin Mitchell’s first radio job was in Vancouver, WA in 1964. He was at KOL from April ’67 until August ’69, and then returned as PD from April ’70 until August ’72. In between was a short stint at KING, and later work stops in Boston, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, back to Seattle at KYYX in ’77, then other on-air gigs in Portland, Denver, Ventura CA and Portland again. His consulting work included some major markets, such as Milwaukee, Miami, Chicago and Los Angeles.
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