Norm Gregory Radio Scrapbook: KZOK, Heart New Year’s Eve, 1978

by Norm Gregory on April 25, 2012

in 1978, KZOK, Radio Scrapbook

At KZOK, in the ’70s, we took advantage of having an internationally successful rock band in our backyard. However, it did take some time getting used to the fact that Heart was now longer a local bar band.

I mentioned this Puget Sound Music Awards show before. This Seattle Post-Intelligencer piece appeared on December 28, 1978.

Heart NYEve Dec1978 630

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 April 26, 2012 at 4:40 pm

I was at that New Years Eve Show NOrm. If i remember right didnt Rail win for best local Band? Also Wasn’t that the time David Lee Roth Accepted the award for best new artist and when he was leaving the stage fell and broke his ankle. I was 18 that year at it was my first new years out . I do remember it was a great show

2 Norm Gregory April 26, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I think you are right. I am a little hazy on the details. I do remember Rail.

3 Joe Coburn March 24, 2016 at 6:10 pm

David Lee broke his ankle well before the awards ceremony. He charged Kinnear a shameful sum of money to show up and collect the award. Yep, Rail won for best local band and Armond Chianti accepted Led Zeppelin’s award. I was the backstage announcer.

4 Norm Gregory March 24, 2016 at 11:07 pm

Wait a sec Joe!!

Armand Chianti wasn’t here yet. I left in June of 1979 (and back in May of ’80.)

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