Norm Gregory Radio Scrapbook: Seattle Radio in 1965

by Norm Gregory on December 31, 2011

in 1965, KJR, Radio Scrapbook

Way way back we go . . . (where was I in the fall of 1965? College in Bellingham . . . I did subscribe to Billboard).

Despite the payola scandals of the late ’50s (In 1962, Alan Freed pleaded guilty to two charges of commercial bribery, for which he received a fine and a suspended sentence. WABC had fired him a couple years earlier). There apparently, in the mid-60s, was no scrutiny of record label – radio station relationships.

ScrapBook BillboardOct1964 600

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 December 31, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Mr. Norm . . .interesting that KJR’s tower was East of the Mississippi in 1965 (WKJR ?) . . .

As usual your site is always an interesting read . . .Happy New Year !

2 Norm Gregory December 31, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Yeah, there were a couple typos in the Billboard piece.

Thanks for the kind words.

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