Norm Gregory Radio Scrapbook: KJR, 1960

by Norm Gregory on December 11, 2011

in 1960, KJR, Radio Scrapbook

It’s way before I was at the station. But I do have some tape. Here is audio from KJR in 1960: Morning man Lee Perkins, Mid day guy “Big Daddy” Dave Clark, Newsman Lou Gillette and afternoon host “Jockey” John Stone (more).


KJR, John Stone, November 1960

KJR, Lou Gillette, March 1960

KJR, Lee Perkins, March 1960

KJR, Dave Clarke, March 1960

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

1 Norm Gregory December 12, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Sorry to say I have no inter-office programing memos nor any memory of the period. So can’t tell you.

2 J. Conklin December 13, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Noticed Ron Bailie’s name on the KJR staff listing . . .Do you know anything about Ron Bailie’s School of Broadcast ? . . .I think it may of been up and operating by the time you were in Spokane at KJRB . . . ever meet the man ?

3 Norm Gregory December 13, 2011 at 5:56 pm

I never met Bailie . . . but certainly remember him on KJR.

His school had a reputation of taking any student with the tuition regardless of their potential as broadcasters. My recollections are NOT based on first hand experience with the school but from stories I heard over the years from graduates.

As I recall Bailie was convicted of some irregular billing for Veteran benefits and did Federal time.

Last I heard he has retired from the used car business.

4 Ed Bennett December 16, 2011 at 11:48 am

Very sorry to say this, but I hears he died in prison.

5 Norm Gregory December 16, 2011 at 1:05 pm

As far as I know Ron is still with us . . .

My last information:

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6 gary Gillette January 10, 2017 at 8:09 am

Norm, thank you for including the soundbite of my grandpa Lou it means a lot as his wife completely cut his family out after his passing and I wanted my kids and grandkids to be able to hear his voice.I asked Rena if there were any recordings of him and she refused to discuss it but now I get to hear his amazing voice again thanks to you. Do you know how I might obtain any more? I remember he also worked at KVI and was the voice of the spokane indians but I haven’t known exactly how or where to start asking.

7 Norm Gregory January 10, 2017 at 12:05 pm

I wish I could help you… It’s been several years since I posted this audio and many other audio clips. I can’t remember from where they all came.

I am glad you discovered a little bit of Lou Gillette that I do have.

8 gary Gillette January 11, 2017 at 9:18 am

Thank you,my son is getting to listen to it in london right now

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