In the summer of 1965 KJR got some new competition as KOL moved from a pop, an almost AC format, to a top 40 style. Trying to cash in on the popularity of the so called “British Invasion” of music a couple of the new KOL jocks had English accents. At the time my “inside” KOL information (most of which – in 1965 – came from Danny Holiday) was that Rhett Hamilton Walker was actually Australian and Tommy Vance, actually an Englishman, was not the “real” Tommy Vance . . . . but was using the name because the “real” Tommy Vance had failed to show up after the station had promoted “Tommy Vance” and had “Tommy Vance” jingles already cut.
In case you don’t recognize the KOL call letters here is what happened to the station at 1300 on the Seattle AM radio dial.