This was, I am guessing, the last weekly music list I made before leaving Bellingham for Spokane. Thinking back I am amazed any station management would put a rookie, only in radio for six months, in charge of the station’s music. If I really liked a song I would run it up the chart. Take Itchycoo Park [ Spotify link ] as an example. On this chart it’s at number 42 down from 29; earlier it was in the top ten at KPUG probably the highest position it achieved at any American radio station. It took me years to understand, for one thing, that my attitude toward music and it’s status on the air, and in the market, was no where near the average listener’s attitude about the music.
I also have included a small audio clip from my mid-day shift at KPUG . . . we can all laugh at the way it sounds now . . . but let me tell you it got me a job at KJRB and eleven months later I was at KJR. [ Click on any image to get a big view ] .
KPUG, Norm Gregory, November, 1967