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FEATURED ARTICLES by: RON DEHART | JAY HAMILTON | SAM LAWSON’S AUDIO VAULT | STEVEN L. SMITH | KIRK WILDE | RADIO CONFERENCE CALL | VICTOR STREDICKE
Charlie Brown at KJR (1977)
Charlie Brown KUBE FM (1986)
Burl Barer KOL (1969)
Jerry Kay (WCFL/Chicago)
KISN Thanksgiving with Tom Michaels (1967)
KKMI SIGN-ON – Audio of Pat O’Day 5:30 a.m. introduction of 96.5 KKMI
KRKO Station ID (1993)


This is classic MOR [middle-of-the-road] Radio from the 60s. These are airchecks of the best small market radio station in the Pacific Northwest at the time, KASY Auburn. These airchecks showcase the great music, that “KASY Kind of Music”. The commercials and newscast are the only short breaks in the flow of the music. These airchecks from the summer of 1968 – when music still reigned on AM radio, are unscoped. At an MOR station, such as KASY, the delivery was kind of laid back and presented in an adult manner. No morning zoo types here. Sit back and enjoy! [Cue the Bert Kaempfert music]

Part 1 (32:48)


Part 2 (33:06)

aircheck courtesy of http://www.engineer-exchange.com/
Rockwell Smith, Radio Engineering Manager, Journal Broadcast Group – Idaho, KJOT, KQXR, KRVB, KTHI, KGEM-AM, KCID-AM.


Don Lane/KAYO; Van Johnson/KYYX; Magic Matt Alan/KRKO; Gary Lockwood/KJR; Pat Garrett/KMPS


Bill O’Mara Dori Monson interview (KIRO FM)

Cecil Solly pioneer NW Gardener KPCB & KIRO AM



Bob Liddle Obit – KIXI
Steven L. Smith sent along this CLASSIC recording dating back to his days at KIXI. It is Wally Nelskog voicing the station ID with typical KIXI music bed.

September 26, 1973 – KIXI Station ID – Wally Nelskog



1250 KKFX-Robert L. Scott/Brandi Walker



Larry Nelson -KOMO

Salute to Larry Nelson



KIRO-FM 100.7 The Buzz Seattle – Pat Cashman – 1996



Warm 106.9 Mike Purdy 1996

Norm Gregory aircheck (KJRB & KJR)


Dr. Demento with Duane Smart

I made it through the Doctor Demento request line 30 years ago. I received a letter and a T-Shirt saying my request was going to be used. The show ran on 1590 KJET then. The show was furninshed on 2 vinyl LP’s and the chief engineer, who’s name I cannot recall gave me the two discs, along with the cue sheets. Here is what it sounded like.



Mr. Music Man
Duane Smart

Jim Wilke KING FM (1966)


Tacoma FM remote live from Tacoma’s Antique Sandwich Shop


Tom Read interviews Harry Von Zell



Brent Stier KNBQ

Crazy Steve Randall – 97.3 KNBQ/with Gary Bryan & Best Phone Calls
KNBQ – STEVE RANDALL

KNBQ Steve also worked at KYNO, Fresno and some nickel and dime Los Angeles radio station


Here is a montage of Steve Randall at KGMQ-KYNO & KROY
Steve Randall – KGMQ-KYNO-KROY


Streaming over the Internet before the station became an over-the-air low-power broadcaster, the newest version of KISN
Steve Randall – KISN Stream 2012





Recorded with an RCA Opal Mp3 player, which receives FM radio and records up to 8 hours of audio. Here are 2 hours and 18 minutes of the KPLU-KNKX switch. This starts during the final 30 minutes of 88.5 as KPLU… 08/31/2016





What’s called Franko Friday – The Mike Franko program on 1180 KLAY, is LOCAL talk with interviews from Tacoma-Lakewood and Pierce County. This was recorded on 9-16-16. The last 30 minutes of the Friday show is usually co-hosted by Bill Ogden, who never saw a microphone he didn’t like. 🙂






Carl Lambert & Ron Crowe/KLAY sports remote



(For more about this event read: KLAY covers Freedom Fair for South Sound listeners


July 4, 2016 – Broadcasting live from 10 a.m. through most of the day and late into the evening (for a music presentation synchronized with the Freedom Fair fireworks show) was 1180 KLAY. A huge supporter of many Tacoma events, KLAY remains as one of the few family-owned and operated radio stations in a major market, Seattle-Tacoma. (see AM RADIO for more about KLAY)
Here are the first three hours of the KLAY broadcast, with Bill Ogden, Mike Franco and Bob McCluskey.



The Tacoma Freedom Fair Celebrates the 4th of July with fireworks and an airshow – and no entry fee. The fun takes place along Tacoma’s Ruston Way waterfront, Marine Park and Les Davis Pier, from the Harbor Lights restaurant all the way down to the Lobster Shop. [if you are a local you will know that is a huge area along Tacoma’s Commencement Bay]



Freedom Fair attendees enjoy events such as live music shows, hot dog eating contests, pole vaulting exhibitions and browsing the items sold by the many vendors. A brisk walk across this course from start to finish will tire the uninitiated ambulator. Luckily, during the Freedom Fair, you can enjoy a leisurely pace and make stops to enjoy corndogs, pizza and lemonade. No sense dying of starvation or thirst.


KMPS 10th anniversary special (1985) – 1


KMPS 10th anniversary special (1985) – 2


KMPS 10th anniversary special (1985) – 3


KMPS 10th anniversary special (1985) – 4


Phil Harper KMPS aircheck




Early Ichabod Caine Audio
This is Randy Evans at KPUG in 1972. The quality is not great, but it does have historical significance. Randy Evans was Randy Hansen in real life. He went over to KJRB after KPUG, then on to Spokane and he ended up as Ichabod Caine in Seattle. So he is one of the Seattle legends and this may be his earliest gig. It is scoped a bit….cut out some music, an ad and news. About 2.5 minutes. I had no clue I had it, just stumbled on it.
Steven Smith



Kirk Wilde – KPUG


Steven Smith uploaded a video about “KPUG in Bellingham, and probably the most popular ever jock in this town….Kirk Wilde. At KSND, he was Kirk Allison on the air. This has cool collection of 1960’s photos of Wilde and the back ground track is a real KPUG jingle from 1966-1967.”


Summer of 2014 — We visited Bill Wolfenbarger, owner and chief engineer at the Jodesha Broadcasting complex in Aberdeen. Bill has been a part of the Pacific Northwest broadcast scene for decades. His experience ranges from time in small markets like KMCM McMinnville and big time radio such as KOL Seattle. Now, Wolfenbarger operates a chain of stations in Southwest Washington.




100.7 “BUZZ FM”



A rarity- KXA 770 November 22, 1963 — News bulletins and a subtle music change