Radio Books In My Collection

by Norm Gregory on November 25, 2012

in Radio


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1 Jason Remington November 25, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I heard the KHJ book was originally priced at $93. That’s 93, as in the dial position of KHJ. Overpriced?

2 dan.packard November 25, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Ah, u have the collectors edition Ron Jacobs KHJ book. Now limited as out of print. Jacobs just released it in eBook form. I also got a kick out of his recent blogging probs:

“The Ron Jacobs Blog, Brah, 11/14/2012, 6:30 pm
I have been trying for days to post something new. Real complicated stuff like TEXT and PHOTOS. Just spent three hours whacking away at Blogger’s so-called ‘software’. It only gets worse. If I don’t stop now I will throw this friggin’ iMac out the window. Will try again tomorrow.”

3 Norm Gregory November 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm

That’s what I paid for the hard copy I have . . . too much? I don’t know . . . but I have got a kick out of it just picking it up and turning to a random page.

I bought the Kindle version. Handy for searching . . . I searched for “Seattle” . . . Guess what jock name came up? I will be amazed if you anyone comes up with it.

4 Norm Gregory November 25, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Who is using Blogger? Jacobs? Ha . . fool. What is he? In the 9th grade? Embarrassing.

5 Dan Packard November 26, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Lol, well he expresses nicely how frustrating computer things can go wrong.

Ok, now in regards to a Seattle mention in the KHJ book, it’s probably about KOL because they had those boss jingles for a while. Oh, I dunno the jock would be Buzz Barr?

6 Norm Gregory November 26, 2012 at 6:24 pm

You got the station (KOL). I will give you a big hint. Bill Drake was in town for a couple days monitoring KOL and hired one of the jocks. This guy was at KOL and KHJ for a very short time . . . and may be forgotten.

7 Dan Packard November 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm

This was probably when KOL had those Drake jingles — 1966-67, I think? Hmmmm, I didn’t know of someone who went directly from Seattle to L.A. and to KHJ at that. I have no idea, so I’ll just throw out a wild guess — Paxton Mills?

8 Norm Gregory November 26, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Tommy Vance. A British guy . . back in the mod mid ’60s when those accents were all the rage. Drake was in town for several days . . . listening to Vance on KOL and meeting him each evening to critique his air work. Then in L.A. they had him do a faux shift in the production room nightly for two weeks before they put on the air. Ha. About a month later the Selective Service caught up with him. He and his wife fled to Vancouver B.C. and then home to London. On the strength of an air-check of his last KHJ shift he got a job on Radio Caroline . . . and was a big Pirate Radio star for years. I should make copies of those pages in the book.

9 Ed Bennett November 27, 2012 at 6:48 am

I remember he went on vacation from KOL and I understand he made some guest apperances on KJR. According to Billboard, KOL filed an injunction to keep him from going to KHJ. KOL won their case so I don,t know how he got out of it. You can hear an actual aircheck of him on KOL on reelradio.com. I remember when he made an apperance on ABC_TV,s “in concert” He mentioned he first saw the Kinks in Seattle in 65.

10 Norm Gregory November 27, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I put up the 12 pages written by Tommy Vance in Ron Jacobs’ KHJ Inside Boss Radio here.

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