Norm Gregory Radio Scrapbook:KOMO Radio From Jamaica, 1990

by Norm Gregory on November 8, 2011

in 1990, KOMO, Radio Scrapbook

While at KOMO we did three trips to the beautiful country of Jamaica to do daily broadcasts, for a week each. Why? It started in February 1989 when the Jamaican Tourist Board wanted to convince Americans that Hurricane Gilbert had not the destroyed the island. A lot of the news coverage made it looked like whole country had been flattened. So radio hosts from stations across the U.S. were invited down to see for themselves and to broadcast back home that things were delightful in the Caribbean country. I saw no damage and as far as I could tell all that was missing were a few bananas.

Below are a couple short amateur video clips taken with my camcorder during my second trip to Ocho Rios, on the north shore of Jamaica. It starts with a member of the Jamaican Tourist Board, Judith Clarke, showing she is quite the fan of Seattle.

More KOMO Radio Video: KOMO AM-1000 People 1989-1991

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 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 • 1994

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