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Nancy Walton – KMTT  Currently in Missoula, Montana area: Voice Talent/Commercial Production & Broadcast Professional Jannuary 2013 – Present
Nate Connors on the air @ KZOK
Nathan Lee [KGY-FM]
Neil Scott now hosts Recovery Coast to Coast Radio and is a sports update anchor at 950 KJR
New York Vinnie Richichi – recently left the air at KDKA – He is no longer at KDKA Current; Talk Show Host/On Air Personality-Producer/Writer at Drivetime-Radio/Golden V Media Greater Pittsburgh Area
Nick ALexander, former KZOK news man,  went on to the newly formed ABC FM network, a public relations firm, hosted a radio talk show in New Jersey in the mid 1980s and now works at “A start-up strategic media company, initially serving the DC area real estate industry.”
Nick Anthony owns Nick Anthony & Associates, Visalia, CA (public relations, marketing, market research, event marketing; had previously owned radio station KSEQ Visalia, which he sold to Buckley Broadcasting.
Nick Freeman – Longtime announcer at KIRO TV and KTVW TV
Nick Lacey KQTY, KOMO – retired Seattle
Nick Morrison works at KPLU FM
Nick Reynolds [KJR]
Nikki Hill-Garrett [KKFX]
Nils Von Veh lives in Seattle is owner of Cloudbreak Enterprises
Norm Flint [KZOK] now doing radio spots in San Diego
Paige Claire, KISW and also a bit of a pop music star, having appeared on TVs Virginia Graham show and others.
Pat 0’Day – Real Estate, semi-retired from broadcasting
Pat Cashman – commercial voice-over production, his voice frequently heard on Seattle radio
Pat Hughes [KCMS]
Pat Lewis Air personality at KING AM
Pat Wright [KYAC]
Pat O’Day – KAST Astoria, KLOG Longview, Yakima (KUTI/KLOQ), KAYO/Seattle, KJR, KORL Honolulu, KYYX, KKMI, KXA — At one time, O’Day owned the afternoon airwaves, averaging 35% of the after-school and drive-time audience at a time when traffic was growing dramatically. Teenage car culture was in its heyday. Around the time the Lake City branch of the legendary Dick’s Drive-In opened in 1963, O’Day’s listenership peaked at 41%. And his company, Concerts West, was one of the major concert-booking agents in the nation.
The son of a coal miner turned preacher, O’Day was born Paul Wilburn Berg in Norfolk, Nebraska, in 1934.
When he was 7, his father accepted the pastorate of a Tacoma church. The Rev. Berg soon landed a regular radio ministry show on Tacoma’s KMO 1360, one of the state’s pioneer stations. “He didn’t pound the pulpit, but he could move people emotionally,” O’Day remembered in a 2018 Seattle Times story. “I knew then that I wanted to be on the radio. Every night I’d go into the bathroom and practice announcing into the bathtub because it made my voice resonate.”
O’Day graduated from Bremerton High School in 1953.
When he enrolled in broadcasting school in Tacoma and began perfecting his delivery, he says, he realized the secret to his father’s success as a broadcaster was being “one-on-one” with his listeners. “Whenever I was on the air, I’d look at the microphone and envision one person and talk to her or him,” O’Day said in that same 2018 interview.
As Seattle’s highest-profile DJ of the 1960s and the region’s dominant dance promoter, O’Day ran Northwest rock ‘n’ roll for nearly a decade and is credited with bringing the Seattle music scene to national prominence.
He is probably best remembered as the afternoon drive personality at Seattle’s KJR, where he would eventually become program director and general manager. He owned KYYX in the mid-1970s and early 1980s.
Starting in 1967, O’Day served as race announcer and commentator during Seafair for various radio and TV stations, most recently KIRO TV. The television station, however, announced it was parting ways with O’Day in 2013 and he would not return to broadcast the race.
In 1998 a plaque featuring Pat O’Day with a photograph of him was added to the permanent disc jockey exhibit at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1964 and 1965, the national radio industry acknowledged his power, voting him top Program Director. In 1966, O’Day was voted “Radioman of the Year” and was also honored (along with a select few other iconic radio men) with his own volume of the popular Crusin’ LP series that featured his powerhouse patter wedged between compiled period hits. As Seattle’s highest-profile DJ of the 1960s and the region’s dominant dance promoter, Pat O’Day ran Northwest rock ‘n’ roll for nearly a decade.
O’Day’s name became synonymous with KJR, the station he ran for a decade and built into an empire. To really understand his impact you’d have to consider the power of that station back then — it was not uncommon for KJR to boast of a 37 percent rating, an unheard of dominance by a radio station. Today that rating would be more than the market share of the top seven local stations (KMPS, KUBE, KVI, KIRO, KBSG, KRWM, and KWJZ) combined! O’Day, KJR’s star DJ, was eventually promoted to Program Director and, by 1968, to General Manager. He oversaw the production of each week’s Fab-50 play-list — inclusion on this list was virtually the only way a record could become a hit in this area.
Additionally, O’Day produced or engineered numerous recordings by many of the top bands on the KJR play-list including the Wailers, the Viceroys, the Dynamics, and the Casuals. And if that wasn’t enough, he also ran an extensive teendance circuit across the region — which was the most profitable part of his empire and perhaps the most visible. By 1962, O’Day was making more than $50,000 a year just from throwing dances. By the mid-1960s O’Day and Associates were presenting over 58 separate teen-dances a week throughout the state.
When it came to Northwest rock ‘n’ roll Pat O’Day had his finger in every pie. And there were more than a few local bands and promoters who wanted some of that pie. In 1967, three local businessmen slapped a $3 million federal anti-trust suit on O’Day charging that he held a monopoly on the Northwest rock ‘n’ roll scene and suggesting that he had been involved in payola and kickbacks from the bands that KJR aired.
The legal actions took more than three years and included a highly publicized trial at which several local musicians testified (Merrilee Rush told the court that she and O’Day only exchanged Christmas gifts — a bottle of Jack Daniels for a smoked turkey). Eventually O’Day was exonerated of all charges and given a clean bill of health by the FBI and other investigators. Still, O’Day’s power-base was weakened and he departed KJR, the station he had brought to prominence and dominance, in 1974 to develop his concert business. “The federal investigations cost me about $150,000,” O’Day says today. “But I’ve never been further behind than when I started out because I didn’t have anything when I started.”
The trial was not the first or the last time O’Day was involved in a financial controversy. Though his reputation was hurt by the charges, he wasn’t down for the count. He sold his teen-dance business (just when teen-dances were fading) and formed Concerts West, one of the world’s biggest concert promotion firms. O’Day had promoted the Beatles in 1964, and in 1965 he had local garage rockers, the Wailers, open for the Rolling Stones, and the Northwest’s proto-punk cult legends, the Sonics, sharing the bill with the Kinks. By 1968 Concerts West was booking all the U.S. dates for the Jimi Hendrix Experience and O’Day was on the road with Seattle’s guitar legend.
O’Day couldn’t give up radio though and after selling Concerts West he parlayed his considerable wealth into ownership of a string of stations including KXA, KYYX, and Honolulu’s KORL. But by 1982, O’Day was once again the center of controversy when his empire fell on hard times financially and The Seattle Times ran a feature story outlining his woes. By 1983, he was facing bankruptcy, squeezed by a $5 million bank loan. He almost lost everything he had once had. But adversity seems just another everyday challenge for O’Day, and the saga of his long career in the radio industry is always adding new chapters.
The opening chapter sees the radio legend’s birth in 1934 as Paul W. Berg, the son of a preacherman. His father for years had a radio ministry on Tacoma’s KMO, introducing Pat to the medium. He was raised in Bremerton and from his early youth he had only one dream: to be the afternoon man on KJR. He attended radio school in Tacoma and in September of 1956 landed his first job at a tiny Astoria, Oregon station. There, in between reading Lost Dog Reports and funeral home ads he eventually developed his “Platter Party” concept, which meant broadcasting rock hits from remote teenage sockhops on weekends — thus turning the previously sterile medium of radio into an “event.”
The young radio talent moved to Seattle in 1959 lured by station KAYO and only there did he adopt the O’Day moniker, taking it from the name of a local high school, O’Dea. By the fall of 1959, he moved to KJR and only then did his dynasty begin.
That November, O’Day virtually turned the local rock ‘n’ roll scene (sleepy up until that point) upside down. First he hired the Wailers — then riding high with their national hit, “Tall Cool One” — to play at what was the first rock ‘n’ roll dance at the Spanish Castle, an old ballroom just south of Seattle. Before long the Castle emerged as the region’s premiere dance hall and O’Day had his hand in almost every show there.
On the radio, O’Day was also shaking up the scene. For if radio is, as has been said, the “theater of the mind,” then Pat O’Day was surely the greatest mind-bender to ever grace Northwest radio. Almost single-handedly, he transformed what radio was and helped mold the perceptions of thousands of teenagers into what it could be. Working with a bottomless bag of impromptu tricks and stunts, O’Day — who was blessed with one of the all-time archetypal radio voices — proceeded to capture the imagination of Seattle’s teenagers by mixing rock ‘n’ roll hits with a never-ending cast of zany on-air characters including “Granny Peters,” “Mr. KJR,” and “Wonder Mother.” The concept sounds old hat today but back in that day it was innovative, cutting edge, and fun.
O’Day can also fairly claim credit to being one of the first DJs in the nation to experiment with an “Oldies” format. That was partially because back in the late 1950s rock ‘n’ roll was still so young few stations concerned themselves with yesterday’s hits. But O’Day was quick to understand that a classic song will always be a classic and he exploited this programming technique to its fullest.
But he also established KJR as a station that could — and did — make hit records (think: the Ventures’ “Walk — Don’t Run” and the Tijuana Brass’ “The Lonely Bull”). But perhaps more importantly, O’Day was one of the first DJs in the Northwest to realize the talent of the early local bands. Though O’Day has more than his share of detractors, one thing he cannot be faulted on was his commitment to local music — no other station in history has played as many local discs as the O’Day-fueled KJR. Pat O’Day died August 4, 2020 (Obit: Seattle PI, KIRO 7, KOMO Radio)
Patty Payne (KMPS FM) works for Puget Sound business Journal
Paul Oscar Anderson – (Paul E. Brown) [KOL]. He died June 5, 2009
Paul Coburn: in the 50’s on KOL with a mid-morning two-hour show called Coburn’s Caravan and a mid-afternoon show called Coburn’s Carousel with two hours of separation.
Paul Cutchlow [went to KYAC in 1966 right out of Ron Bailie School of Broadcast where we were classmates. *Dick Ellingson]; KOL, Worked for KQIV Portland in the mid-1970s
Paul Nelson [KMTT]
Paul Thompson on the air @ KPLZ
Paul Walker – Seattle KING am 1979-81, KIXI fm 1982-1985, KPLZ/KVI 1985-1990, KIOK Tri cities 1990-1996, KGOT Anchorage 1996-1998, KDUK/KODZ Eugene 1998-2005, KLCE Idaho Falls 2006-2013, now semi retired in the desert oasis of Tri Cities.
Paul Watson was on KUGS in 1977 and with KBFW in Bellingham from 1977-1982 during the SRO years. Served at KBFW in various roles including on air personality, production director, news, and traffic. Moved to Washington State Senate Communications radio in 1983. Periodic voiceover work from 1983-2008.
Paul Wescot [KCMS weekends]
Paxton Mills – died 6/25/2001
Penny Tucker [news at KRPM] known as Penny Coin at KYCW
Perry Allen air personality at KVI, died Jan 31, 2007 (75, heart attack, Los Angeles)
Peter M Lukevich [KLSY]
Peter McLaine is on evenings at Dial Global Networks “Kool Gold” format
Peter Newman [KING FM]
Peter Talbot [KTAC FM]
Peter Vail After KOL FM went soft rock he went back to being a jazz guitarist.
Peyton Mays spent 18 years in radio and then swapped a mike for a keyboard as Senior Editor, MSN Shopping
Phil Cogan was the News Director in 1974 when KTW AM went head-to-head with KIRO in a News-Talk battle.
Phil Johnson Newsman at KOL, KIXI, KIRO
PJ Kirkland (Phillip Pearl) — Air personality, KGY (Olympia). Worked for a number of years as a session broadcast information officer for the state House of Representatives. Retired, residing in Olympia
R.P. McMurphy – morning adult contemporary music program KXXO FM/Olympia
Rachel Belle – Feature reporter for KIRO FM
Ralph Steadman an early host of the 950 KJR Sports Radio format. Died December 2014.
Randy Dixon retired from radio in 2008
Randy Lundquist – last at KJR FM, currently off the air
Randy Roadz – recently rockin’ Shelton at Oldies KMAS [Program Director] – let go from KMAS when format changed to ALL-News. Now, Randy is the afternoon-drive guy at KOZI, Lake Chelan, WA.
Ray Brown 1450 KJUN/106 KRPM FM/104 KBRD-850 KTAC/KXXO Mixx 96
Ray Golden KAYO/PD and announcer from Stockton, CA in Jan, 1960. By Feb, 1961 he left to be General Manager of KPON, Anderson, CA. By 1962 he was back as PD of KSTN.
Ray Hutchinson – Air personality and newsman. KOL. Newsman at XTRA. Business editor, KCBS, San Francisco – deceased
Ray Willes worked for KAYO in 1962, retired from radio in 1999 and then did voice-overs for several years. He died Feb. 23, 2010
Rebecca Stevenson was KIRO weather gal, then moved to a gig at a cable network. Returned to Seattle and KCPQ 13 November 2015.
Reed Wacker at Seattle P-I.com
Renae O’Keefe (wife of Moose Moran) now at KRKO
Rhys Berryman retired and living in Sun City, CA
Ric Austin – KQKT left Seattle in early 1986 to return to Dallas, TX for family reasons.
Ric Knapp/Dick Jones retired
Ric [Richard Mattson] Hansen – KJR [also KJRB-KNBQ-KTAC-KBSG-KVI] owner of Hansen Entertainment Radio Parties [Wedding DJ & Events]
Rich Ellis [KTAC…KMGI] is Director of Sales & Client Services at Go Productions in Portland, OR
Rich Johnson – Was a newsman at KING radio (was also one of the airborne “Traffic Twins” at KING, along with Sarah Johnson), and was an anchor and reporter at KIRO radio. He’s now on the air at FOX News Radio.
Rich Osborn came to Seattle from KORD (Pasco), was one of the Country Gentlemen at KAYO before heading to WJJD (Chicago), along with Chris Lane and Don Chapman. When Rich returned to Seattle, he did middays at KOMO, and also had gigs at KIXI, KSEA (KIRO’s FM), KBES, and KZAM when KBES reverted back to those call letters.
Rich Marriott – Meterologist at KING 5 News
Rick Austin – KTAC -said to have left the radio business in early 1986
Rick Mauser – [KING AM]
Rick Reynolds [KUBE]- Now at KKJO St. Joseph, MO
Rick Riley/Rick Shannon – http://sites.google.com/site/donbrowne/wiod2
Rick Scott – [KING AM} is President of RSA Sports International, Bellevue
Rick Stuart now at KFOX 98.5 San Jose/102.1 San Francisco
Mike Ricker | last at KUFO Portland, now the station has been blown up
Rip Collins Newsman at KVI
Roall Ericksen Newsman at KTAC, KVI. Roall Erickson, age 95, long time resident of Federal Way passed away on November 6, 2018 in Bellingham, WA. He was born on January 5, 1923 in Bronnoysund, Norway. Roall was a radio announcer and personality for 40 years with stints in Alaska, Tacoma and Seattle.
Rob Conrad at WMJJ Birmingham, AL
Rob Femur is at Gabba Babba Hey Radio @ LIVE365.com
Rob Sherwood [KTAC] and blogging all about life now
Robert E. Lee Hardwick – see: Bob Hardwick
Robert Wikstrom: see Bob Summers
Robin Eickerman “on the beach” in Montana; Formerly, partnered with John Maynard [Robin & Maynard]
Robin Mitchell – KOL
Rod Belcher [Sports] is retired
Rod Hammett KAYO 1960, KOMO 1962, KTAC, KJR, KOL, KING, KOMO TV – retired Renton
Rod Simons KSTW 11 Sports – Currently, Rod is seen on TV and heard on radio and he writes and creates cutting-edge imaging efforts for various businesses while producing a wide range of TV programs for broadcast on local, regional and national stations. Rod most recently served as a lead anchor for KSTP-TV (ABC), joining the Hubbard owned station in October 2003. Prior to moving to Minnesota, Rod anchored the launch of FOX Sports Net’s “Regional Sports Report” in the Pacific Northwest and Detroit Regions while also hosting KOMO-AM sports in Seattle. In all, Rod spent 18 years as a lead news and sports anchor at KSTW-TV (CBS/UPN) in Seattle; KOIN-TV (CBS) in Portland, Oregon; KJR-AM in Seattle and KVI-AM in Seattle. Rod’s body of work as Sports Director at KSTW included award winning reporting from Rose Bowl’s, Seattle Mariners’ A.L. playoff runs from 1995-2001 and the Seattle Supersonics’ 1996 trip to the NBA Finals against Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls. Rod also worked at KIVI (ABC) Boise, Idaho and KVEW-TV (ABC) Tri-Cities.
Roger Nelson KOMO radio
Roger Pasquier | KTNT, KNBQ
Romie Cole is on the beach living in Vancouver, WA
Ron Callan, former KIRO-TV/Radio sports broadcaster and Seattle Seahawks press box announcer, became ply-by-play voice for the Arena Football League Portland Thunder on The Game KXTG AM 750 Portland [March 2015]. He was with KIRO-TV and Radio from 1981-2002. [NWBroadcasters]
Ron Dini 1968, Ron Dini leaves KAYO for WJRC, Newark NJ. Todd Bitts replaces him on KAYO. According to Broadcasting Magazine: In 1981 Ron Dini was PD at WSVT Smyrna, TN
Ron Ericson/Ron Hoon KTAC DJ, TV news anchor [FOX 10 News/Phoenix]
Ron MacArthur [KIRO, KFKF] went to KOA/Denver in the 1960s
Ron MacDonald Air personality at KNEW (Spokane), KIRO, KVI. Worked for many years as a broadcast information officer for the Washington State Senate. Retired, residing in Olympia
Ron Magers [KAYO] now @ WLS TV
Ron Reynolds retired in 2005 after working at KCBS, San Fancisco
Russ Norman Russ Norman had long-running “KING’s Stardust Time”. KING had a format change and he went to KAYO with “KAYO’s Stardust Time. Sold time at KFKF around 1970. (Dick Ellingson)
Russell Lee [KMGI]
Russell Neil [KBRD]
Russ Rebel/Russ Stringham KRKO
Rusty Humphries, nationally syndicated talk-show host, has roots in the Northwest: He was a DJ at KJR-AM, KING-AM and KUBE-FM (as “Hollywood Humphries”). He was also the first producer for the Kent and Alan show on what is now KPLZ-FM.
Ryan & Linton at KAYO and Ryan & Ryan at KKMI. See Gary Ryan and Bobby Ryan listings.
Ryan Castle on the air @ KISW