Upcoming 80th Anniversary: The Romance of Power

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On August 19, 1939, at 5:00 p.m., Seattle radio station KOL broadcasts The Romance of Power coast-to-coast, live from Seattle City Light’s Skagit River hydro-electric project. The half-hour program, which features interviews with City Light managers, dramatizes hydro-electric power and the awe-inspiring surroundings of the dam. The production is designed by the Mutual Broadcasting System as a memorial to Seattle City Light Superintendent James Delmage (“J.D.”) Ross (1872-1939) who had died a few months earlier. The script for the show reveals details of producing a radio show from a remote natural setting and the obstacles to be overcome in a time before microwaves and satellite cameras.

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Dick Ellingson

Author: Dick Ellingson

Masked man and dogs aging gratefully in a little country town. Parcel post crusher; blood'n'guts laundry serf; parking lot fender bender; KC135 assembly line flunkie with 7-word job title; P-I down route crew; bobtail trucker; Sunbeam breader; retail store mangler; bothersome boiler roomie; fake real estate agent; d.j./copywriter/p.d./ripper/reader - 600 KGEZ Good Advertising, Kalispell; 1510 KURBizarre, Mountlake Terrace; 1540 & 92.5 KeepFeedingKemperFreeman, Bellevue; 1150 Kountry KAYO Number 1 Gun for Radio Fun, Seattle; 1300 KoMPaSs Radio 13 Modern Country, Seattle; 1360 KLFF Good Music and Great Memories, Glendale/Phoenix; 106.3 Concert 106 KONC Sun City; 1580 KCWW Real Country Network, Tempe/Phoenix. Volunteer P-I/Times reader for Evergreen Radio Reading Service at the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, Seattle; dotcomboom day trader; King County Metro Bus Driver; Seattle Streetcar Operator. And in 2017, after living and outliving my diaper-clad dreams, retired at 78. Now 81 and now having fun!

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