TV Notes: Clif Kirk Comes to KIRO

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April 23, 1969 — CJ SKREEN TV NOTES (Seattle Times) Marilyn Hill, also known as TV’s Miss Late Date, is altar-bound…KIRO-TV’s revamp of it’s nightly newscast, with Clif Kirk, former Los Angeles newsman as anchorman, has been postponed a week. Eyewitness News, the new tag for Channel 7’s local News Alert, will move up effective May 5 to 6 p.m., where it will lock horns with network newscasts on both Channels 4 and 5 — a gesture that can only be described as suicidal…Further society note: Victor Stredicke, The Times radio columnist, is looking for a wedding ring…Don Courtney, former Seattle disc jockey and more recently advertising agency man, will become manager of KTVW-TV (Channel 13) May 1st.

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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.

5 thoughts on “TV Notes: Clif Kirk Comes to KIRO

  1. Jason…Courtenay was earlier in the sixties I think..up to about 1964. That very distinctive voice …”This is KJR serving the PNW from Seattle” and variations of…from about 1965 into the 70s was a mystery voice even to Gary Burleigh. I contacted Pat and cleared it up…..it was his buddy Joe Long out of KLIF Dallas…who was actually the newsman and maybe the first guy to know of JFK’s death. That video I did of KJR Golden Years ’65 to ’69ish is all Joe Long IDs with one by Lan…not sounding at all like himself.

    1. The Joe Long IDs are the ones I remember best. This was the peak period for me, as a listener. Great music and great personalities on KJR.

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