Norm Gregory Radio Scrapbook: KOMO Radio Remotes 1990s

by Norm Gregory on January 15, 2012

in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, KOMO, Radio Scrapbook

In my ten years at KOMO AM-1000, Seattle I must have done a thousand remote broadcasts and/or public appearances. It’s one thing I don’t miss. Most were a chore. Okay, the three trips to Jamaica weren’t to bad.

A few samples . . .
Scrapbook KOMO Remote Photos

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 Bob Orndorff January 15, 2012 at 11:21 am

I agree with you Norm they can be a pain BUT…..The talents fees were nice

2 Norm Gregory January 15, 2012 at 11:35 am

Good point Bob.

The sales oriented remotes did pay . . . But I got to the point where time off was worth more than more money. So I told ’em I don’t go nowhere for less than $1,000.

The station sponsored appearances were all part of your salary. At KOMO nobody on the full time air staff was at hourly scale. Your contract said you could be assigned out-side the station events. I have a great memo about this somewhere . . . haven’t found it yet.

3 Bob Orndorff January 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Oh yeah the out side events which you didn’t get paid for WERE a pain. But some of the stuff which i could take my kids were cool. My kids when they were little loved the monster trucks when they came to the tri cities as for me I could care less, but for a few minutes of work sometimes was worth it spending an afternoon with my family. I was lucky here because the GM I worked for was cool in making it up for you if you went an did something for him that was a non profit group. Got a new stereo, and a few nights away with my wife at the shilo inns

4 Norm Gregory January 15, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Sure there were perks . . .

You got me thinking Bob.

As a reward for participating in the Spokane-Seattle Bike Race in 1972 O’Day gave me and the wife a week on Maui. That’s probably the best perk I got.

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