May 4 1970

by Norm Gregory on May 4, 2014

in 1970, History, Music

1 Bob Orndorff May 4, 2014 at 1:13 pm

I was in 4th grade when Kent State happened. I remember my teacher Brian Kelly stopping what his plan of the day was and talked to us about this. What a tragedy.

2 Norm Gregory May 4, 2014 at 1:19 pm

I was at KJR . . . and, if you can believe it . . there was a huge debate with management over whether we should play “Ohio.” The conservative GM and PD didn’t want to inflame the audience. We never did play it much.

3 Bob Orndorff May 4, 2014 at 1:34 pm

You mean the legendary Pat O’Day didn’t want to play it????? WOW!!!

4 Norm Gregory May 4, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Later we found out he’s a conservative Republican.

But I must say personal politics rarely, if ever, came up . . . I was, during those turbulent tines, concerned that our street reporter was always on the “wrong” side of the police barricades. Much later Tim Burgess became a city cop … and now is a fairly progressive member of the Seattle City Council.

5 Dan Packard May 4, 2014 at 9:36 pm

A very powerful song that still resonates today.

I didn’t know Seattle has a council member that was a radio reporter. Interesting . . .

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