Wichita Lineman :: 1968 :: KJRB

by Norm Gregory on August 8, 2017

in 1968, KJRB, Radio Scrapbook

One of the big hits I played on KJRB radio in Spokane, WA, in 1968.

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1 Steven Smith August 8, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Even though it was not one of his biggest chart hits, when I think of Campbell I think of Gentle on my Mind. And of course he was the Rhinestone Cowboy. I interviewed him once in a tiny trailer at the Lynden Fair…about the time of Southern Nights. Here was this guy with the billion dollar voice chain smoking and coughing in his smoke filled trailer. In country radio we played a number of his songs that were lesser hits, or not hits, on pop and rock formats. But lots of the early stuff crossed-over. All the releases you referenced and By the Time – – – Phoenix, I Wanna Live, Hey Little One, Everyday Housewife. I recall, having read the book and seeing the movie about the legendary Wrecking Crew in LA, that he was one of the most respected members and played instrumental tracks on many famous hits. He was also the unidentified lead singer on a pop semi-hit, by Sagittarius, called My World Fell Down. Kpug played it when I was a kid…not sure if you were there then or elsewhere in radioland.

2 Norm Gregory August 8, 2017 at 11:53 pm

Glen Campbell had an incredible show biz career. Many hit records, TV shows, movies, studio session work, etc.

3 Bill Rice August 22, 2017 at 3:12 pm

Hey Norm. Like you, I was In the beginnings of my radio career playing the hits is Southern California. And Like you, I loved Glen Campbell’s hits..

Thanks for the memories


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