A few weeks ago I acquired a large assortment of open reel tapes at an estate sale, not having any idea of the content (over 100 tapes). In going through these I quickly discovered that many were for KRAB, and I have been in contact with Charles Reinsch (KRAB Archive) about those.
There are also a number of tapes with KFKF 1330, KBVU 1540, and KFKF 1540 (as Kemper Freeman jockeyed things around). Here is just a snippet of the intro for KFKF 1330 and Earl Smith (Smitty) and his Old Records show (I need to add a leader to better capture that intro).
(1:44 listening time)
There’s perhaps 15-20 tapes with KFKF / KBVU “Smitty’s Old Records” content on them, and most are in good shape and complete. Might there be interest in digitized copies of these shows? I’m thinking that the jingles and commercials (not many) could be of local interest, but the actual music and history outlined by Smitty would be of more interest to a music historian (perhaps).
On a completely different matter, was the “like a bird in flight” motto a KBRD thing or a KSEA thing? I remember hearing that as a kid in the 70s.