Robert O. Brings KTAC FM To Life

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Robert O. Smith, KTAC-FM, program director, writes in from Tacoma: “After about three years of dark, the transmitter is pumping out pure rock (progressive). What? Anotherone? No, we’re different. Specifically because we all entertain, too. Little satires in stereo. Conventional bits. Information of the music.”
Lineup at KTAC-FM includes Smith, Dave Perry from KEMO-TV, San Francisco; Tim Robinson from KISW, Seattle; Brian Zerr and Brent Steir.
[Billboard Magazine – June 3, 1972]

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1 thought on “Robert O. Brings KTAC FM To Life

  1. Dave Perry from KEMO TV. A little background on KEMO TV from Wikipedia—
    The station first went on the air in 1972. Originally licensed to Santa Rosa, it quickly attracted eager young broadcasters who honed their craft and went on to bigger markets. Among the Channel 50 pioneers were Jon Miller, now the longtime play-by-play voice of the San Francisco Giants, and Stan Atkinson, who would become one of the Sacramento area’s best-known TV reporters and anchors.

    This much anticipated effort to establish a local North Bay TV station in Santa Rosa, led by Atkinson and partner Kit Spier (formerly an executive at KNBC in Los Angeles), was under-financed and lasted only a year. The station was off the air more than it was on, and after the novelty of a new TV station wore off, viewers had little confidence and the station went dark.

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