Norm Gregory Radio Scrapbook: Charlie & Ty & Mary Last Day, KJR-FM, 1997

by Norm Gregory on March 13, 2012

in 1997, Audio, KJR-FM, Radio Scrapbook

Charlie Brown, a familiar name to KJR radio listeners through out the 1970s, in the early ’80s moved to KUBE, teamed up with Ty Flint . . and it turned out to be a long-running morning show on KUBE-FM. Somewhere along the way, during the KUBE years, Mary White became an integral part of their morning team. In 1994 KJR-FM joined the company and it sure made sense to put Charlie on the The Greatest Hits of the ’70s. Not wanting dissolve a very successful KUBE morning team a very clever (I don’t mind me saying) a KUBE/KJR-FM simulcast was assembled. In September 1997, Charlie retired . . . and almost before they themselves realized it Ty and Mary were also retired.

It wasn’t long before the inexperience programming manager (it wasn’t me – I had given up the PD job a year before) realized that it would have made more sense to keep Ty and Mary to team with me in the mornings during at least a transition period before the next morning guy showed up (That ended up being Gary Bryan).

KJR FM Charlie & Ty's Last Day

KJR-FM, Charlie & Ty’s Last Show, September 1997

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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