KLSN 96.5


Sight & Sound Broadcasting’s 96.5 KLSN was one of Seattle’s first FM stations to adopt stereo & it’s owner Cortland Clark was committed to excellence in FM broadcasting.  The station had a variable format that relied heavily on the classics, but also had daily folk music & a jazz show late evenings.  The station was sold in 1972 to KYAC.

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Mike Cherry

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

4 thoughts on “KLSN 96.5

  1. I lived nearby in Ravenna Park and as a tike would ride my bike down to U Village and hang out for a while. We moved to Lynnwood when I started high school and that led to me “getting” into radio at KURB back in ’68.

    KLSN, and KRAB then just up the hill were great places to observe the business and get free records on occasion.

  2. My 1st air job was at KLSN from 1968 to 1972. I worked as a fill in announcer when needed. We signed on at 8 AM and went until midnight. Many times I worked the entire day from 8 to midnight. During the day we did rip and read news every hour. Ampex tapes supplied elevator music until 6 PM when we did Trio which featured 3 pop artists for an hour. From 7 to 8 we played light classical. 8 to 10 was classical and 10 to midnight was announcers choice. The Clarks were great to work for and had a huge collection of music. When the station sold I went to KQIN and KEZX. Herb K. At age 82 my radio days are just a pleasant memory.

  3. I listened to everything, including KLSN and KBBX, during the years they were broadcasting. Radio had a better variety of finer music then.

  4. Herb, great to see you are still alive. Herb and I worked together in another job classification later that was completely different than radio.

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