Don McMaster and IGM

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RICK BULGER writes: When I started out in radio back in 1969, I was at a station that subscribed to IGM programming. We ran Don McMaster and Del Olney on the AM and IGM beautiful music on FM. I think Bob Concie was one of the announcers on that format. I’ve been looking for pictures of those guys for a long time.
Thanks to Bob Van Proyen I finally found a picture if Don McMaster of IGM Music with McMaster fame. Still looking for pics of the IGM plant and of announcers Bob Concie and Del Olney.

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Jason Remington

Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of PugetSound.Media, a former broadcaster at KVAC/Forks, KDFL/Sumner, KTTX/KWHI/Brenham, TX., KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KAMT/Tacoma, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KJUN/Puyallup, KASY/Auburn, KTAC AM/Tacoma, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. Retired from AT&T.

3 thoughts on “Don McMaster and IGM

  1. I’m Dean McMaster, son of Don McMaster, I’m not sure if you’re interested in knowing more about my father but here’s a brief history, after leaving KGMI and IGM we moved to Wenatchee Washington where my Dad worked for KPQ radio for about 4 years and then it was off to Pasco Washington where he worked for KONA radio until he had suffered a major stroke ending his broadcast career as well as his musical career as an outstanding saxophonist, alto and tenor, he was a gigging musician playing in various Big Bands for decades, I was to eventually join him in playing together when I was just 15 years old! I played bass and still do, I am 60 now and when my Dad had his first stroke he was only 52, ten years past and then at age 62 he had a second stroke and after spending around a couple of weeks at a Veterans Hospital in Oregon he passed away. I took his death very hard, I was only 21-22 at the time but it was the 10 years that were the hardest to witness because after his first stroke he lost several of the things that he loved in one single day, he had went in for a surgery to remove calcium build ups in his arteries in his neck but a piece of the calcium broke off and entered his brain causing the stroke. Besides working in radio and playing music professionally he was an avid golfer, loved fishing and was a great family man, all of that was lost and every day I saw my Dad live in frustration, his speach was affected so bad that just saying a complete sentence was almost too challenging, wrong words would come out and so on, his right side was also affected making it difficult to walk and he could no longer use his right hand enough to even consider working a saxophone. Fortunately he was left handed but just writing his name was difficult. I’m sorry that I didn’t have a happier story to tell but I thought that anyone who either worked with or admired my Dad might like to know “THE REST OF THE STORY” as another great radio personality use to say, I hope that this was helpful. Thank you.

  2. Thank you, Dean.
    As I mentioned in my email, we look forward to sharing any pictures or audio you may also have. Thank you for your comments!

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