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Dakota Williams [KAYO]
Dale Goode KRKO, KOMO
Dale Owens -deceased
Dale Roberts on the air @ KZOK
Damon Stuart [Stewart]
Dana Rebik [Q13 News]
Dan Foley DJ KING AM
Dan Hemingway – (Ken Sasso) passed away in 2004
Dan Lewis retired from the KOMO 4 News anchor desk in 2014, after 27 years. For most of that time, his co-anchors were Kathi Goertzen and Steve Pool/weather.
Dan Murphy Dan Murphy worked weekends at KMPS; KIXI
Dan Niles – DJ at KTIX in the late 1950s
Dan Packard – Operates the Portland Radio Guide http://pdxradio.com/Home.html
Dan Pounder – a sales associate at Sam’s Club
Dan Roberts evening DJ at 95.7 KJR FM, also the voice for several cartoon characters, including Scott Adams’ Dilbert comic strip character. Moved on to KZZU-Spokane.
Dan Shannon Program director at KING radio in the mid 1960s.
Dan Springer, originally from Woodinville, joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in August 2001 as a Seattle-based correspondent.
Dan Wilke let go from KISW in Nov 2002
Dana Middleton was last reported as resigning as communications director for Gov. Gary Locke in Dec. 2001
Dancin’ Danny Wright – DJ at KNBQ FM & KJR; fired from Dial Global in 2008 and retired
Daniel Weatherhogg KQMV Music Director left the station September 2012 after 6 years. Now, Program Coordinator at Sandusky Radio Seattle Inc.
Dave Ballard – DJ at KIRO and KIXI – deceased
Dave Benson – Former Seattle market The Mountain KMTT-FM 103.7 program director Dave Benson has joined WNRN-FM 91.9 Charlottesville VA as PD and GM [November 2012]. He left The Mountain in June 2011 after two years.
Dave Christensen – KBCS FM, KCMU FM, KING AM & KGW in the ’70s, KTAC AM & KING AM/FM in the ’80s, and KING AM/FM in the 90’s until I left the biz.
Dave Clarke (Bliss Clarke Sutphin) — KJR, KVI
Dave Day – [KUUU] moved to California, home territory and sister station KLOK
Dave DeSoto – Newsman at KQDE, KVI, KMPC (Los Angeles). Deceased (6/27/2001)
Dave Dolacky last worked for KIRO and now appears on Seattle Radio Theater productions
Dave Henderson (newsman) former Mariner worked Mariner baseball games as a color commentator in the past
Dave Henderson — (not the former Mariner) — Dave was a newsman at KVI in the 1970s before moving to Golden West’s KSFO (San Francisco).
Dave Keefer – Worked at KYSN East Wenatchee. Now, Dave is now program director and mid-day dj on KQBG in Wenatchee. He is also owner of Jazz Stream Records.
Dave Langley – Newsman at KAYO and KIXI
Dave Newton was General Manager of News-Talk KTW AM and KZOK FM 
Dave Ross – KIRO FM anchor/talkshow host. Contributor to CBS Radio News special features.
Dave Perry – [KMO/1963] left radio in 2004 and is concentrating on voice work
Dave Ross – CBS radio commentator/KIRO talk show host
Dave Ryan [Dave Sawyer] [KBRO, KIXI]
Dave Scott left KINK/Portland in June 2015
Dave Smith [KING 1090 News]
Dave Stone was imported from KOIL, Omaha, to be KOL’s afternoon disk jockey in 1975.
Dennis Buckle News director at KAYO, retiring in 1980.
David Perry [KISW] now at KTYD/Santa Barbara
Davidson Corry left radio to work at Attachmate
Deacon Baker [KKFX]
Dean Shepherd – last heard on Nightly Business Report on PBS
Dean Smith KIXI newsman and announcer; continues freelance voicework
Del Courtney [KTAC News]
Dennis Arlington was a longtime country announcer on Radio 123, KWYZ. He passed away during angioplasty surgery after suffering a heart attack while driving to work in Everett.
Dennis Kelly – the President/CEO of News Talk Concepts, Inc.
Dennis Murphy – Before joining NBC News, Murphy was a reporter for KING-TV, the NBC affiliate in Seattle, Washington. He began his career as a desk assistant at WCBS-TV in New York and worked for several years as an assignment editor, producer and reporter at KHOU-TV in Houston, Texas.
Dennis Rahm studied radio broadcasting at LH Bates Vocational-Technical Institute in Tacoma – Dennis has broadcast Lake Chelan area high school sports games for KOZI
Denny Fleenor is now a Communications spokesperson for WSU
Derek Shannon owner of KITI/KRXY
Dewey Boynton – operations mgr Radio Yakima cluster
Diamond Jack Brady
Diane McKenzie – KUBE, KJR
Dianna Rose [KWJZ]
Dick Albertson/Richard O. Albertson – KING radio, Seattle area school teacher and longtime Seattle Seafair Pirate died Aug8, 2008
Dick Courier [KOMO AM News 1972]
Dick Goodman [KISN] KOMO AM News (1972) Dick Goodman, as Dan Tucker, A.K.A. Mother Tucker, was newscaster evenings and weekends on KMPS-AM.
Dick Guthrie -after leaving KING radio in the early ’60s became the night booth announcer on KOMO for many years
Dick Harris is retired and still alive and active at 86 as of Sept 2010 (from Clay’s Corner)
Dick Keplinger – Newsman at KOMO, KJR, KVI, hosted Cookbook Quiz on KOMO TV in the 1950s. Dick Keplinger did the KOMO news from his home studio.
Dick Klinger – KING TV Evening Show Host – VOICE of SIRIUSLY SINATRA ON SIRIUS XM SiriusXM -Portland State University -Greater Atlanta Area -Listen at www.dickklinger.net
Dick McGarvin eased into Seattle as KVI’s weekend disk jockey in 1965. In addition to early-morning Saturday and afternoon Sunday shifts, McGarvin also worked as production director. In August of the same year he became the early-evening announcer.
Dick Rossetti left KNDD in 2007. Anyone who has worked in radio knows how incredibly hard it is to pull someone off the street, put them on the air, and have it sound good. It doesn’t work like that. However, every once in awhile a showman of such incredible talent and charisma comes along and hits it out of the park on his first swing. Dick Rossetti is that guy. You may not have understood two thirds of what Dick was referring to in any given break, however what you did know is that what he was saying was funny. No one has been weirder, more complex and loved music more at the station than Dick Rossetti. Rossetti has since performed as front man for the band The Jilly Rizzo. (HARMS2012)
Dick Roth KTAC and KING AM personality
Dick Staub [KING 1090] “The Dick Staub Show” first appeared locally in Seattle at King Broadcasting (NBC affiliated) in 1987. In 1991 Staub moved to Chicago where he hosted a nationally syndicated, afternoon drive, radio talk show. His award winning signature interviews resulted in numerous honors including the Cardinal’s Award for excellence in broadcasting.
Dick Stokke first worked in Seattle in 1955 at KJR. Three years later he was on “the new” KFKF-AM, 1330. He was known for his adlibbed, irreverent comments and could truly have been classified a humorist. In 1964 Stokke moved over to the KIXI news department and as a midday disk jockey at the same time at contemporary-personality KOL. He returned to KFKF, but soon was automated out of the business. He sold automobiles, and did fill-ins at various stations.
Stokke was born on Feb. 26, 1916, in Salt Lake City. He moved to Seattle as a child, graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended the University of Washington. He continued to live in the city until he and his wife, Beverly, moved to Bellevue nine years ago.
Stokke’s career spanned two periods in radio, from the straight delivery of a station announcers into the much livelier days of disc jockeys.
Beginning in the 1940s, Stokke worked as a talk-show host and station manager for KOMO, KJR, KIRO, KFKF and a number of other radio stations. He did thousands of commercial spots.
Stokke was famous for his frankness on the air, and gained attention for panning Elvis Presley and purposely twisting words.
His constant ridiculing of Presley irritated but attracted listeners and elicited a response from the singer himself.
When Presley came to Seattle in 1958 and was introduced to Stokke, legend has it the singer said, “Oh, so you’re the one!”
Stokke worked in television for a few years, hosting the news-and-commentary segment of a daily stock-report program. Also a cartoonist, he was fond of making his on-the-air partner, Merrill Mael, break out in laughter by slipping a strange cartoon over his script.
“Dick was the best ad-libber in Seattle radio,” Mael said.
“He was very, very funny and that got him fired a few times, but he was one of the best.”
Stokke also acted in about 60 plays with the Cirque Dinner Theater, where he shared the stage with Van Johnson, Bob Crane and several other stars. He also worked for a while as public-relations director.
After he retired Stokke continued writing columns for various Seattle-area publications and did event promotion.
Stokke is survived by his wife; five children, Francis and Keith of Seattle, Karl, Kurt and Karen of Port Angeles; and a stepson, Don Mix of Spokane.
No services were held.
Dick Wahl worked at KRKO, Everett, in 1958, but moved to KTIX, 1590 mg in 1960. He had attended Bellingham High School, Western Washington University and graduated from the University of Washington. He was active in drama.
Dick Weeks – deceased
Doc Downey [KJR] became a New Orleans attorney
Don Burns [KOL, KJR] KVFM, 1963; KNJO, 1964; KOL, KJR, KRLA, 1970-72; KROQ, 1973; KRLA, 1974-75; KIIS, 1975; KIQQ, 1976-77; KOST, 1978-80; KUTE, 1986-88; KTWV, 1988-2000. Don worked afternoon drive at “the Wave.” He was doing his program from his home in La Quinta, CA when he was forced out because they wanted him to do his program on KTWV live.
Don Cannon – KOMO, KING
Don Chambers – [KQIN-KOL]
Don Chapman was KAYO’s all-nighter in 1965. Donald B. Woodland was his given name when he was born in Aberdeen. He attended Lewis and Clark College and Grays Junior College. After school he moved to Chicago where he became one of the “Five Western Gentlemen” disk jockeys on WJJD.
Don Clark was an agressive, entertaining disk jockey at KOL in the early 1970s. Clark said among his previous experience included writing segments for NBC’s emerging series “Saturday Night Live” with his wife. Clark was singularly inventive. As afternoon disk jockey, he cajoled listeners to rat on who stole the Carnation Cows from a display at University Village, talked the grateful company into rewarding all KOL listeners with free ice cream. “KOL, Keep on Licking” Clark said to listeners who lined up at the Harbor Island radio station. He made a big deal of the buzzards in Hinkley, Ohio. He made phone calls to Arthur Prysock, he cajoled touring musicians, including superstars like Aretha Franklin to add unscheduled concerts for prisoners at McNeil Island. Clark continued activism as nighttime disk jockey at KIRO AM, noting that gold had climbed to new levels so he lined up busses and equipment for gold-panning trips. Clark clipped media covrage of his station activities, splayed them in front of his station manager and asked him to budget money for listener promotions, Clark: “Here’s the press coverage I’ve generated for six months — now I’m going to stop and see how much coverage KIRO could get on its own.” (Cricket sounds here, if you please.)
Don Cristi [Wagner] He said in Feb.2011, “This business is so strange, I have returned to radio full time as the General Manager of the Leatherstocking Media Group in Upstate New York with stations in Syracuse, Oneida and Utica; it really is good to be back.”
Don Fuhrman commandeered the KVI night shift for eight years and other air shifts totaling 14 years. His overnight shift started a year after KVI had stopped midnight signoffs. Offered a low-key show, with minimum prep time, but all-in-all a friendly gentleman. He retired in 1975. While still at the station he let his obsession with the outdoors take hold. Frequently he would park his camper truck on city streets outside the station, keeping it handy for a quick snooze or an early-morning steel-heading session along a countryside stream.
Don Hedman – left radio and worked in real estate; Don Hedman died Dec 13, 2009
Don Hill was for many years Tacoma’s “voice of baseball”. He was the regular radio announcer of the Tacoma Giants and Cubs games from 1960-1971, most of the time on KTAC. Hill came to Tacoma from the Midwest as the Tacoma Giants began Pacific Coast League play at the new Cheney Stadium. Hill was renowned for his road-game recreations, in the days when teams did not send broadcasters on the road. Hill and his wife Connie made it difficult for Tacoma listeners to discern he wasn’t watch the game in person, Connie gathered information from teletype or phone from the ball park. From a few simple words Hill could fashion a 15-minute yarn describing each pitch and, on occasion, even a fake argument on a close play that he imagined could have occurred, He used sound effects in the studio including a recording of crowd noise and a cow bell for celebrating a home run.
Don Hoffman is retired from radio. He is writing, working part-time and teaching in Monterey, CA.
Don January submitted an aircheck to KOL in 1960. But his real name Don Wimberly was not “Seattle enough” for J. J. Valley and Buzz Barr. Everybody likes January in Seattle. Wimberly says he was the first graduate from the Broadcast Journalism Department at WSC (midwinter 1960). Even so, he had been on the air in 1958 at KOFE, Pullman. He remembers there were only two jobs posted in the college placement service, in St. Helens, OR, or Fargo, ND. He chose KOHI, St. Helens. A year later he moved to KUMA, Pendelton, OR. The aircheck to KOL followed.
Don Lane (Dick Ellingson says: Don Lane (Don Finger) came to KAYO from KRDR in Gresham, Oregon. His wife Joy refused to marry him unless he legally changed his name. Their daughter was named Melody. KRDR’s address was 1230 Melody Lane. Don and I were fired by KAYO’s new p.d. on the same morning. As I walked out of his office, Don walked in. Don became manager of KEED in Eugene
and hired Dan Williams after Dan left KAYO. Don Lane died 3/5/07 in Oregon.
Don O’Neill half of the Ron & Don team of talk show hosts on KIRO FM
Don Riggs – retired and living in Bellevue * formerly with KMPS
Don Riley – Newscaster at KIRO TV and radio, and KIXI
Don Shorter/JJ Jackson – Don Shorter was an air personality in Tacoma, including KTNT-AM-FM, KTAC-AM-FM and KNBQ, in the early 1970s, and in Seattle hosted prepared programs on radio stations ranging from “r&b” KYAC-AM-FM to “hot talk” KVI and “top-40” KUBE. As Don Shorter Ph.D he produced TV programs which appeared on the Trinity Broadcast Network and The Word Network. He is a life coach and founder of Company Care Associates, founding pastor of Pacific Church and owner of Media Elite Production and Promotions Agency. Shorter is the author of several books including “Winning Against All Odds” and “Take Control of Your Thoughts.”
Don Simon KIXI FM [PD] left for American Academy of Performing Arts/Pasadena, Ca. – 1982
Don Vicroy KFKF
Don Wade (WEHDE) got fired at KOL in 1972, Wade had escaped from Philadelphia to avoid some controversy. Wade had dispatched his first wife on a month-long journey around the country to look for the best place to live. If she found it, he promised he’d find a way to make a living.there — Indiana, Texas, California, no matter. She called him for a two-week vacation; he joined her in Seattle, went back to Philadelphia prepared to quit. That’s when the sister-station business of Buckley Broadcasting became important. Buckley had just bought KOL, Seattle.
Donna Seebo was an occasional guest as a psychic on MIke Moran’s talk show on KTNT in 1980. Who would predict she would develop her own radio show? Well, she knew! She is a storyteller and a seer, an author , teacher and minister. “The Donna Seebo Show” continues on alternative-talk KKNW.
Dori Monson – mid-days on KIRO FM
Double R – Double R (Rick Robertson) on the beach
Doug Klippert — [KTAC] (Here is what he said in an email.) He is an independent Microsoft technical trainer. 5/1/1965 KTWD-FM first stereo FM in Spokane :: KDFL Sumner, KTAC Tacoma, KSND Seattle until 2/28/1968.
Doug Taylor – Doug Taylor is now working for Seattle Pacific University
Dr. Rock Jeff McIntosh
Drake Collier arrived at KING-AM in 1991, fresh from Chicago. With a deep voice and friendly personality, he moderated the station’s evening talk show. (Early on, CSPAN elected to telecast his radio program for Seattle’s reaction to the 1990 presidential election.) Over the years Collier has been on both TV and radio as news anchor, announcer, and talk-show host, and has done documentaries, training films, voice-overs and promotions.
– Duane Smart I began working in radio at KISW-FM, in 1963. During my years at UW, I was on KUOW and a booth announcer at KCTS-TV. I worked at KMCS-FM, know then as MarketCasters and then to KIRO AM-FM-TV, where I did audio production and mixing. From 1967-1981 I was Mr. Music Man on the J.P. Patches show.
Ed Bowman enjoyed a 25-year sports broadcasting career in Tacoma, calling action ranging from Cammarano Brothers-Double Cola Little League Caravan baseball all the way through high school, college and professional sports.
Ed Dunaway see: Big Ed Dunaway
Ed Evans Evans grew up in Albuquerque, N.M. He started work in his broadcasting career the day after he graduated high school, reading the news for KLOS, a hometown country-western radio station. He left for Portland, Ore., to attend Lewis & Clark College, where he majored in communications. Evans was student manager of the campus radio station and worked as a disc jockey for KGY in Olympia and also had radio stops in Tacoma and Seattle. After graduating in 1968, he was hired to work at KOMO radio in Seattle, covering city hall and the state legislature.
In 1972, he joined KOMO television, where he first met longtime KHON anchor Barbara Tanabe. In 1977, Tanabe suggested Evans apply for the executive news producer’s position at the Hawaii station. He also taught broadcast news for three semesters at the University of Hawaii.
In September 1980 he left KHON to work at KIRO television in Seattle for 11 years as capital bureau chief in Olympia.
He went on to earn a master’s of divinity degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. Evans served at Blaine United Church of Christ in Blaine, Wash., and later as pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Vancouver, Wash.
After retiring in 2006, Evans moved to Sequim, Wash., but remains active in the church.
Ed Garre was station owner of KASY, Auburn –a true mom-and-pop daytimer at 1220 on the dial. Wife June Garry was office manager and receptionist in the little concrete-block studio at the end of a gravel road leading into Auburn marshlands. A partner at first, Garre acquired sole ownership in 1960, was chief salesman and became an Aubur civic leader. He was described as “Auburn’s greatest ambassador.” He was master of ceremonies for just about any civic event. He organized Auburn auto dealers into a group inventing the slogan “Little Detroit of the West.” A Tacoma native, Garre attended St Martins College and Gonzaga.
Ed Isenhart – writes PugetSoundMedia on 5/8/2020 – Wow! What a flashback!! I worked at KTAC from easy listening to light rock.(67 to 69). Lee Knutson was PD when I got there and Tom Conners when I left. Then got a Job as booth announcer for KTNT TV. Worked there from 69 to 75.
Started shooting film for commercials and a little news. For a while I was the Sunday night news anchor and would take over the 10 o’clock news for Charlie Byrd when he went on vacation.
Ed Ives – Newscaster at KING and KIXI, former information officer for the state insurance commissioner’s office and state House of Representatives
Ed Kelly – KOL; station manager at KJUN Puyallup
Ed Longcrier. afternoon DJ KAGT Annacortes Jan-May 1973. Morning announcer KELA Cenntralia 1973-1983. Owner operator KTHE Thermopolis Wyoming 1983-1987. now retired old fart. (grew up in Kent in the 50’s and 60’s) grad Ron Bailie School of Broadcast.
Ed Scott [KING 1945] went on to KOA Denver and later purchased KLAK Denver
In 1947, Ed returned to Denver, first to KOA-AM, then to KLZ-AM. His network announcing debut came at age 19 after he moved to WBBM, CBS in Chicago. His network radio credits include “People Are Funny,” “Sky King,” “The Gene Autry Show” and “The Quiz Kids.” Network TV commercials involve the “Wednesday Night Fights,” “Ben Casey, “”My Three Sons” and “Lucy.”
In 1953, Ed moved back to Denver. When KLZ-TV Channel 7 went on the air, he became Sheriff Scotty, a top rated show that Ed produced and performed in for nine years.
In 1961. shortly before his 33rd birthday, he pooled all his resources on a radio station located in an old ranch house in Lakewood. Five years later, KLAK was a state-of-the-art facility and the station was positioned to become a ratings leader. KLAK-FM came in 1966, then a background music/sound system named Accent Sound in 1970. In 1971, KFEZ-AM went on the air in Kansas City. Ed sold his businesses in 1976.
Ed Scott then began a career in politics, first in the Englewood City Council, followed two years later as Colorado’s youngest Mayor. In 1984, Ed turned his talent to print. His current events column was featured in the Denver Post and in 63 other newpapers in 30 states.
He also hosted and narrated a TV program about Denver in the 1940’s called “There Was A Time.” The program won a national “Telly.”
Eddie O. [KKFX]
Edward Bowes was a Tacoma business man and successful real estate developer. Bowes founded the town of Fircrest. Most people remember him for his NBC radio show “Major Bowe’s Amateur Hour.”
Edward R. Murrow – The most famous broadcaster to come out of the Northwest might have been, Edward R. Murrow. Murrow grew up in Bellingham, attended WSC, studying broadcasting at the 500-watt campus radio station. Murrow will be remembered for his wartime broadcasts for CBS and his “See It Now” program, (CBS-TV, March 9, 1954) “A Report on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy”.
KJR Sportscaster, Elise Woodward, is truly a fabulous Sports babe. A guy’s gal, Woodward is married and enjoys nachos, beer, gambling, Harleys, and knows more about sports than you do.
Ellen Tailor was co-host of the Fitz in the morning show on KKWF and was a features reporter for Q13 TV. Tailor came to Seattle radio from a station in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Elliot Brown. Chuck Bolland says: “He and Bob Summerise did weekend Rn’B shows at KTAC, and then booked talent into a couple of taverns near Ft. Lewis. At that time the black GI’s had very limited places they could go off post for social occasions. So my Uncle and Bob (who was African-American, just died about three years ago in Seattle) booked in Friday and Saturday night acts. It was just after Ray Charles moved here from Florida so it was him, Etta James, The Platters, etc. It wasn’t long and most of those acts were far too expensive for a Lakewood area tavern, but lesser known groups on tour had limited places to play in the Northwest so they could get them very reasonably. Don’t know if my uncle used Elliot Brown as a name on the air or not. It would have been about 1953 or so. He had returned from Korea after an enlistment with the Marine Corps and was enrolled in Bates for their electronics class. (2016 – Chuck Bolland)
Ellis B Feaster – Ellis B. Feaster is on WPOZ FM Union Park, FL
Emperor Bob Hudson – died 9/20/97
Emperor Lee Smith – KJRB, KJR. Deceased
Eric Chase/Paul Christy now is a voice actor at Paul Christy Productions in the Houston, Tx area
Eric Dahlberg [KKNW FM]
Eric Dawson [KRIZ]
Eric McKaig [KING-AM, KYYX, KOMO-AM production manager]
Eric Powers [KUBE]
1988-1991 KNHC/C-89FM host and student PD
1991-1992 KNDD – One of The End’s very first hosts
1992-2016 KUBE – Afternoon host
2007-2016 KUBE PD
2009-2014 KBKS PD
2010-2017 Westwood One National Hot AC Voice
2017 HOT 103.7 Program Director/Afternoons
Eric Slocum Former KOMO anchor, who worked at the Seattle ABC-affiliate for a decade and also served as an anchor for the KOMO radio station, died February 2012. He was 54.
“It is with great sadness that we’ve learned of the death of Eric Slocum,” reads a statement posted on KOMO’s Facebook page today.
Slocum’s death was ruled a suicide, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He reportedly suffered from depression for several years.
Slocum worked in radio before becoming an anchor and reporter with KOMO-TV in 1990. He stepped away from TV in 2001 and worked as an anchor for KOMO radio until 2008, when he left to work full-time on a memoir.
Eric Tyler Music Director and afternoon drive jock at KISS 106 Seattle. Hired by WBBM FM in August 2016.
Erin Hart [KIRO]
Erin Hart hosted weekend talk shows on news-talk KIRO-AM for seven years. Previously she was a midday talk host at KTLK, Denver. Hart grew up in a small town in Colorado. Hart learned to work in Spanish in Puerto Rico, where she has lived off and on. Since leaving KIRO she has done freelance hosting at stations including KHOW and KOA, Denver. She has written items on politics and entertainment. She is a board member of Faith Forward, an interfaith group inspired by progressive politics and social action. She has hosted talk programs on the internet broadcaster Talkspot.com.
Fastlane Phillips started at KAMT, Tacoma, in 1984. In six months under his name Scott Phillips, he moved to Seattle’s “magic 108″ KMGI for a 7 p.m.-to-midnight shift using the name Don Phillips. Finally in 1990 he was at “oldies” KBSG as “Fastlane.” He stayed there 19 years, the last five of which he was morning personality.
The Fabulous Sports Babe sparked KJR’s transition from rock ‘n roll to sports-talk in 1991 under ownership of Jeff Smulyan. She had an encyclopedic knowledge of sports and an aggressive conversational style. She seldom used her name Nanci Donnellen.
Fendall Yerxa had a long career in newspapers and television before moving to Seattle in 1965 to become a professor of journalism at the University of Washington and a featured news analyst on KOMO-TV, into the early 1970s. He also wrote a weekly news commentary for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He began as a news reporter in Minneapolis and advanced to editor at newspapers in New York, Delaware and the District of Columbia. His career included time as a news editor at ABC-TV. Yerxa retired from the UW in 1984, after nearly 20 years on the faculty. He died in fall of 2014 at age 101. (VOS, 2014)
Fenwick – Jim Fenwick (Jim Pierson) left KOL and went back to Portland radio
Fran Hawkins – KUUU – let go from KUUU over $$ and fringe benefits, KVI FM, KYYX;
Frank Catalano began as a midday disk jockey at KUHL-AM, Santa Maria, CA. followed by some time in Green Bay WI, and Boise, ID. In 1980 he started at KTNT-AM, Tacoma, moved to KMPS for a year and then six years at KING-AM. As KMPS newsman he also wrote for Seattle Weekly and Puget Sound Business Journal, and was on-camera technology reporter for KCPQ-TV. In 2008 he resumed consultant work, offering branding, marketing,educational Services. He writes a column for Geekwire.com. His business website: Intrinsicstrategy.com.
Frank Lenzi began his career in commercial radio in the summer of 1995 at KGON in Portland, where he was an intern. He also worked at KZEL in Eugene while attending the University of Oregon. Also during his time at the U of O, he served as production director, and eventually general manager of KWVA-FM, the campus radio station. After graduation in 1997, he took at job at KEX in the newsroom. He also worked as a jock at K103-FM. Three years later he moved to KPAM 860 where he stayed for eight years, six years of which he served as the managing editor in the newsroom. Most recently, KOMO Newsradio in Seattle, where he was the morning editor.
Frank Roberts [news]
| Frank Shiers has bounced around a variety of stations in Seattle, and for the past several years has been a talk-host, news-reader and production aide at KIRO-AM, “B97.3,” and KIRO-FM.
Here’s Frank: “I grew up in Bremerton, but, I’ve lived all over western Washington. I got my Communications degree from WSU and then went to work in radio in Bellingham and Tacoma. In 1979, I went back up to WWU to get a teaching certificate. I taught elementary school for awhile (first and fifth grade,) then high school. I taught English, speech, television and coached debate and drama. After 7 years of teaching I returned to radio.
Since 1986, I’ve bounced around a variety of stations in Seattle. For the last several years, I’ve worked at KIRO and our sister station, B97.3.
In my spare time, I’m a political cartoonist. I draw seven cartoons a week which are syndicated to about 20 papers around Puget Sound. My wife, young daughter and I live on the Eastside. We have a sweet old yellow lab, a persnickety old orange cat, and an old Volvo wagon I’d like to drive off a cliff.” (FS2013)
Frank Thompson was an announcer and the news director at KJR from 1969 to 1975. He previously worked in Victoria BC and San Diego. Thompson started in 1957 at the Tijuana frequency “Mighty 690” operating out of San Diego, From there, he moved to other stations in San Diego and Los Angeles before moving to KJR. After KJR, he spent a decade at CKLG, Vancouver Frank was an author, a history buff, and poet. He died in August 2012, age 85.
Fred Brott, or Francis J. Brott, was a genuine pioneer in Seattle radio and TV. He was “Seattle’s first radio announcer,” according to an obituary in 1955. He also telecasted Seattle’s first television pictures (from his home), well before there were TV sets. He obtained an amateur radio license in 1915, was the announcer on experimental 7AD in 1920, and was “first to broadcast recorded music” June 3, 1929. Brott built five of the original transmitters in the Pacific Northwest and he owned two early Seattle stations, KFIY and KGCL Brott was chief engineer for KOMO Radio when it was organized in 1926. He became engineering director for both the radio and television stations in 1952. He died May 12, 1955, at age 64. (KOMO1955)
Fred Miles [KITZ]
Fred Ross–Newsman at KTAC and KOMW
Fred Zaehler has worked in Pacific Northwest Music Promotion
Freddie Williams [KBRD weekends]
Frosty Fowler has passed away at age 96 at his home in Poulsbo with his wife Sue at his side, April 2019. (See the many posts about Frosty here at PugetSound.Media, search FROSTY FOWLER