Norm Gregory Radio Scrapbook: KPUG, May 1967

by Norm Gregory on January 17, 2012

in 1967, Audio, KPUG, Radio Scrapbook

The Righteous Brothers Show appeared on the Western Washington State College campus (in Carver Gym) on May 4, 1967. Steve West, KPUG morning man called Norm Gregory, KPUG evening jock with a report on the concert.

In my defense, I had only been in radio for a couple months. In December I would head for Spokane. Steve would leave Bellingham in a few months for over-nights at KJR, Seattle. A couple years later he would be programming KTAC, Tacoma. Then to KJRB, Spokane in the early ’70s, Steve was back at KJR in the mid ’70s as Program Director.


KPUG, Norm Gregory, SteveWest, May 1967

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


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 J. Conklin January 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Mr. Norm . . .

The headphones in the KPUG shot look to be Sennheiser 44D’s . . .I know it is a stretch but do you remember whether they had Bass/Treble atenuators on each ear ? . . .the Sennheiser as the Mercedes Benz of their day cost about a weeks salary for the working stiff (I’ve got the receipt and pay stub to prove this theory !). . . the mike looks to be probably a RCA 77DX which I’m sure you know if you had one today sold would pay at least two + months of most morgages !

Always enjoy the site . . .thanks for the “Wayback Machine”

2 Norm Gregory January 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I think those “stethoscope” headphones didn’t have any controls . . . they were about one step above the “tubes” you get on air planes. KPUG was the only place where I wore them (because I thought they looked cool — < < You were on the radio -- you moron >> ) . . . they were terrible . . . especially noticeable when I got to Spokane and was exposed to better quality cans.

Basically, then, and in fact through out my career . . . I was not much of tech geek . . I really didn’t know the names/maunfactors and what the best equipment was, etc . . . I just knew what sounded good . .

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