Norm Gregory Radio Scrapbook: KJR Fishing Trip, 1973

by Norm Gregory on November 16, 2011

in 1973, KJR, Radio Scrapbook

I think it was 1973. We all got up real early and bussed down to West Port (WA) – or somewhere in that neighborhood – to do some ocean fishing. I can’t remember if anything was caught. I do remember go-karting later.

KJR Fishing Trip 1973

Back Row, L-R: Robert L, Lee Michaels (KISW), The Emp, Me, Lan, Steve Nicolet, Shannon Sweatte, Pat.
Front Row, L-R: Ric Hansen, Joe Coburn, Gary Shannon, Kevin O’Brien, and Bob Bingham (KISW)

1 Coburn June 22, 2012 at 10:05 am

No, you and I flew into the Westport Airport. You and I had to finish our airshifts while the others were en route to Westport. So, we finished our shows, hopped into your caddie and drove down to Boeing Field and got on a Cessna. You were taking your pilot lessons in those days so you had to drill the pilot along the way. We flew into Westport to find the bus parked on the landing strip and the rest of the guys running foot races at $50 a crack. The Emp (the late Lee Smith) had taken off all his clothes to cut down on weight and wind resistance. Kevin O’brian (Metheny) rushed us as we got off the plane, he said he was going to ‘pants’ us … okay, Kevvy … whatever. Everyone standing next to you in this picture is dead. What did you do to them, Gregory?

2 Norm Gregory June 22, 2012 at 10:12 am

What a memory! Some of what you say I, now, vaguely recall. Most I don’t.

Oh . . it wasn’t a Cadillac it was an Oldsmobile Tornado.

3 Coburn June 22, 2012 at 10:31 am

I’ll never forget getting on board the bus and finding the late Robert L. Scott, all of 19 at the time (I was 21), passed out in a seat, his shirt covered in vomit and Shannon Sweate saying, “Wake up, son.” The thought of Robert L. being Shannon’s son tickled me somehow. Still does. The Emp bought every girl over 14 lunch and dinner and some waitress who worked for a former Golden Gloves Winner showed up at my hotel room. I miss you all desperately. Toranado … I remember … front wheel drive. The best memory was Metheny saying, “I’m glad we don’t have more opportunities to get together this way.” Burleigh was so distraught over the JRB guys coming over to run the stations for a couple of days … we were in a book! You had a 30 share! I was programming the #1 Jazz Show in the ten Western United States and we went fishing!

4 Gary Burleigh April 15, 2016 at 8:55 pm

Since it’s always been about me. It sure is comforting to know that my legacy will always be paranoia.

5 Norm Gregory April 15, 2016 at 9:03 pm

I am doing what I can to keep your legacy alive.

Like here and here and here and here and I didn’t mention Levity Limelight.

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