In the late 1960s, I went to high school with Don Hedman Jr. I did not know until years later that his dad had worked in radio. When Don Sr. was in Bellingham he worked at KGMI and for International Good Music (IGM). I had not heard from Don Jr. since a class reunion about 10 years ago (the 50th scheduled this year was delayed by the pandemic.) Last week I was in contact with Don Jr. after he commented on one of my posts about KJR. He pointed out that his dad had worked there. I knew of his dad, but we do not have that much info on him here at Puget Sound Media. I am pleased to report that Don Jr. has a nice collection.
Don Hedman Sr. was prominent in Seattle radio in the late ’50s and maybe into the ’60s. I will have to find out when they moved the family to Bellingham. I believe I read somewhere or Norm Gregory told me that at one point in Seattle Don had the nickname “Hedless Horseman” or similar. I know that prior to working at KJR, Don worked at KXA radio. Maybe somebody who goes farther back in the market can fill us in on some memories.
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