Norm Gregory Radio Scrapbook: 1974 KJR Bike Expedition To Spokane’s Expo ’74

by Norm Gregory on May 4, 2012

in 1974, 1994, Audio, KJR, KOMO, Radio Scrapbook

Expo 74 Spokane World’s Fair opened on May 4, 1974. A month later I headed to Spokane leading a bike expedition To Expo ’74. The state sponsored event was on the front page of the Seattle Times for almost a week.

I never made it to the Expo ’74 fair grounds. Five miles out of town, on that hill down into Spokane, my bike’s front wheel hit a groove and I went flying . . . breaking my right collar bone. And it didn’t even warrant a headline or a lead paragraph in Lacitis’ coverage in the Times!!

In 1994 I remember the Spokane trip while on KOMO AM-1000, Seattle.


KOMO, Norm Gregory, May 4 1994

Expo 74 Spokane World’s Fair opens on May 4, 1974.
On May 4, 1974, Expo 74, the Spokane World’s Fair opens on two islands in the Spokane River for a six-month run. The exposition theme is “Celebrating Tomorrow’s Fresh New Environment” (Bowers). Ten nations have exhibitions that will be visited by 5.6 million people. After the fair closes, Spokane will be left with a convention center, an opera house, and a park. ● More: HistoryLink.org

What is going on here? I have been digging through My Collection of photos, news clippings and other documents from my 35 years in radio. The daily postings began on May 19, 2011. The Collection can be sorted:

By radio station: KPUG • KJRB • KJR • KZOK • KQFM • KOMO • KJR-FM

By year: 1961 • 1963 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969 • 1970 • 1971 • 1972
1973 • 1974 • 1975 • 1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1979 • 1980 • 1981 • 1994


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