Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon :: 1967 :: KPUG

by Norm Gregory on November 11, 2017

in 1967, KPUG, Music

One of the big hits I played on KPUG radio in Bellingham, WA, in 1967.

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1 Steven Smith November 11, 2017 at 8:51 pm


Good pick. I liked the early Neil Diamond hits….probably Solitary Man the best. I was one of the kids listening to Kpug back in 1967 when you were playing this tune.

2 Norm Gregory November 11, 2017 at 10:12 pm

I was not in radio yet when Solitary Man was on the charts. I do remember listening to the song in the KPUG production room with Kirk Wilde. At the time I had no idea radio was in my future.

3 Steven Smith November 12, 2017 at 9:16 am

When I was a kid in 1966 and visited Kpug, Gary Shannon was in that same production room listening to 45s that came in the mail. Two I remember him playing were Hooray For Hazel and Just Like a Woman….two pretty different tunes that were both hits. Actually Hazel was bigger, but it is pretty much forgotten. That was when the top 40 music was still really pop oriented for us kids. That prod room was much the same when I was working there in 1974. I think when they went live with the FM the studio was rearranged. Now the whole studio building is a huge transmitter shed. All the audio content comes from Kgmi old studio on Yew St road. They use Stl to shoot it to the Kpug transmitter site.

4 Gary Burleigh November 12, 2017 at 10:43 am

Steven: Thanks for your memory. That’s funny: Tommy Roe and Bob Dylan

5 Steven Smith November 13, 2017 at 8:32 am

Thanks for taking the time back in 1966 to talk to 14 year old kids who walked out Sunset Drive with no clue if we could seet anyone at the station or not. We spent most of an hour or so with you, but saw Wilde who was doing his Saturday Top 50 countdown and Harvey Brown came through briefly. You were much more mature and worldly than us two kids, but I think you said you were only 19 or thereabouts and you sometimes called yourself the electric nose on the air.

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