KSND The Music Station


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Victor Stredicke

Author: Victor Stredicke

Former radio columnist for the Seattle Times.

7 thoughts on “KSND The Music Station

  1. Good article! Sure miss the late great Danny Holiday. He & Kirk Wilde helped introduce the Beatles to North America. I was in the room a day in 1966 when MD Holiday compiled the next week’s playlist on KPUG Bellingham. He was fine on KSND. But I especially admired his Rock & Roll Time machine on community radio KSER in Snohomish County, before his passing. His letters often ended, ‘Keep on Rockin’!’

    1. KUUU seemed to do better on 1590 with basically the same format and with those weird call letters. Did the owners have more money? They did advertise in the local papers and TV, as I recall.

      1. If I,m not mistaken, I think KUUU had different owners. I think it was the same owners who also owned KLOK, San Jose and KWIZ (i bet I got the wrong call letters) Anaheim. Apparently, KUUU did not do as well, so they sold the station to SRO. Sro had plans to move KTW down the dial to 1590, but kept the call letters and format. Five months later they went automated. Then five months later they switch to automated mellow rock. Then five months later they became KZOK-AM and went to AOR. I think about 87 or 88, they went back to oldies and Holiday was back as P.D.

      2. The owners of KUUU, KLOK San Jose, KWIZ Santa Ana (Orange County $$$) had the bucks and advertised heavily. Moreso for the California stations, billboards, newspaper etc. There was the KUUU/KLOK/KWIZ simulcast of the morning show for a period. It was evident, as the announcer and promos announced all three call signs throughout the program.

        This was 1975

  2. This article was about KSND’s late stages. The original format was only oldies 1955-’67–too few of them, which killed the “format”.

    KUUU was the successor operation.

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