Norm Gregory Radio Scrapbook: The State of Top 40 in 1979

by Norm Gregory on February 16, 2012

in 1979, KJR, Radio Scrapbook

My good friend Erik Lacitis thought Top 40 radio was pathetic in 1979. Ha. What about today???

1979 DeeJays Seattle Times 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

1 lalo February 16, 2012 at 11:45 am

Radio really was a lot of fun. I went thru radio school with Crow, Maynard and Charlie Brown and a few others who went elsewhere and did very well. I had a choice of the overnight at KJRB, or playing 6 nights a week with my band. Chose the latter. I can only imagine how different my life might have been. I love the one I’ve had, but Charlie is a millionaire!!


2 Norm Gregory February 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Never knew you were an aspiring DJ Ned.

3 Ed Bennett February 16, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Lalo, not all the legends became millionaires. Sadly a lot feel on some very hard times. (I will not mention any names) I still listen to WLS-FM at night for John (records) Landecker and Dick Biondi. But even they seem to be going to cue cards. WHAT A WAIST! I still miss your,e show on KPLU. I,m glad you made the choice you made because you gave us some very good music. But in radio there is something lackin because they are not cadillacin

4 Bill Kirk March 31, 2014 at 12:43 pm

I know this is a couple of years later, but I just found it and he hit it on the head, you guys were exactly that…..funny, irreverant, and played rock and roll…and as for my generation….we absolutely loved you. I can remember arguments on the locker room….even in the cafeteria about which disc jockey was best…and the field was just about two stations KJR and KOL (KJR ALWAYS won 🙂 )).

5 Norm Gregory March 31, 2014 at 2:35 pm

What school was that Bill?

6 Bill Kirk April 1, 2014 at 10:31 am


7 Bill Kirk April 1, 2014 at 10:31 am


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