KRAB’s Science Fiction & Rent Parties

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August 9 1974 – Victor Stredicke – A rent party is due Saturday for KRAB, to raise money for the station and to increase membership.
Summers are bad times for “listener supported” radio stations. Listeners don’t support.
Bruce Schapiro, assistant station manager, said the station plans two parties a month to raise funds.
The first rent party, at the stations “fire station offices,” 1406 Harvard Ave., will cost $2.50 per nonmember. Live music, films, and a red beans and rice dinner are planned. KRAB also plans to continue its Sunday afternoon flea market ventures, also held at the station.

Robert L Scott, former night disc jockey at KJR, returns to KYAC, beginning 5 AM Monday. Sharron Wiggins, female morning personality, moves to midnights.

KIRO AM has added news blocks on weekends, from 8:30 AM to noon, both Saturday and Sunday.

Bob Robertson will call play-by-play for KVI’s live broadcast of the St. Louis-San Diego preseason football game, to be played August 18 at Husky Stadium.

KRAB weekly feature, Science Fiction Theater offers an X Minus One drama, “At the Post,” at 8 PM tomorrow. Aliens attempt to interview humans to know all they can about the human race. The series is from NBC.

Radio listeners have been introduced to a “fifth network,” this week. KTW has affiliated with Group W News, a division of Westinghouse Broadcasting. Westinghouse developed the news service for its owned and operated radio stations.
Phil Cogan, KTW news director, said this is one of the few times Westinghouse has affiliated with the non-own radio station.
“The good thing about Group W News,” Cogan said, “is that the services prepared for stations which place heavy emphasis on news.”
Cogan said Group W reports generally are longer than other network reports and “cautious in terms of accuracy.”
The segments are incorporated within the KTW format, rather than being aired at a specific hourly time.

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Author: Victor Stredicke

Former radio columnist for the Seattle Times.

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