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He also worked UPS and high-school games. This program usually originated from the Tacoma Dome or the Pantages Center. Later The Popham Award was created to honor him. He joined The News Tribune as a business columnist in He died in from complications following a stroke. He stayed on the KOL listing until May 6, He started using his real name B. He died in She was 80 years old. After she left KTWV she did online shows, formed citizenplanet.

Seattle listeners met him in as morning personality and program director of county-music KAYO. That took only a year or so. After a ten-year tour of the radio world, Peyton returned home to work as a syndicator and consultant. He is president of Perception Media Group, Inc. He has assigned himself the a. Big Bob Anthony — Bob Fogal. He was appointed inafter Bruce Agnew resigned. But he is also called in for the occasional consulting for political, media and aviation groups.

To answer whatever happened to Bill Brubaker…? She did not immediately disclose the cause of death for her father. Bill Brubaker served as a member of the Snohomish County Council and also worked as an assistant secretary of transportation for Washington state. Carter guided the leisurely call-in session with generally the same few callers, using nicknames like Lochinvar, Flower Girl, John the Clockman, and in the background of one of his regulars, Mildred the parrot.

Carter guided callers through topics including operations, recipes and neighborly chats. No religion, no politics. Bill moved the program through several stations, most successful of which was in — after 11p. Audiences grew and listener events were staged, including an annual Partyline Picnic at Lincoln Park. There the talk show was a midday feature, with an after-midnight session on Mondays only. He might have tried a Partyline type program in on KOL. After one of his hiatuses and a minor heart attack Carter professed to give up cigarets and John Barleycorn.

After leaving radio Carter sold electric organs at a piano store. He had been married and was father of two daughters. Bill passed away in December He has programmed seven 1 stations in six different markets and today serves as a consultant to select friends and companies in the industry. He can be emailed at [email protected]. Bill Crounse, started his career in broadcasting long before he became a physician.

He started when he was in college at UPS in Tacoma. Bill came up with an idea for a local television show aimed at teens and young adults. The show, which he produced and hosted, was called Opcom. The weekly, half-hour show ran for three summers from to A few years later, Bill decided to go to Medical School. Soon after, broadcasting came calling again. Between andDr. Besides practicing clinical medicine part-time over the years, Dr.

In that role, he traveled all over the world giving keynote addresses, interviews and meeting with customers and government officials. He retired in Through he had little exposure on KBLE, basically board operator between brokered radio-evangelists and Christian-music interludes. He had studied radio at Everett Community College.

Bill is operations manager for the six-station Regent Communications in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He gained particular recognition as the singular liberal, acerbic talk-show host on KIRO from to He had strong opinions when radio was only beginning to have strong opinions.

Gallant began his career as a television reporter in Bangor, Maine. He took a leave of absence from KIRO radio to run as the democratic nominee for a senate seat in his home state of Maine against iconic Republican Olivia Snowe. Later he became director of communications for the Archdiocese of Seattle during a turbulent period for the Catholic Church. He regarded his time as diocese spokesman as his most challenging and most rewarding. He died of colon cancer inage He stayed at this station for a decade.

He is one of three Gardner brothers currently in radio. The brothers work at different stations in hometown Philadelphia. His father Bill Gardner Sr. Gardner lives in Las Vegas. In he applied for and missed a job in Miami. Before radio, he was a teacher, a pianist and a member of a vocal group, The Blenders. He died of cancer inage Alyeska and struck a tree. Wednesday at the Anchorage Funeral Chapel. Harpel was the first person in the Anchorage area to suffer fatal injuries in a snowmobile accident.

Earlier, two other fatalities had been reported in the state from mishaps occurring on snow machines. Starting from a trailer studio on the Seward Highway, Harpel built his station into a leading broadcast operation that saw FM added on Dec.

The snow really was too deep. He would stop, look back, and see that I was all right, and then go on again. Back down the trail was hard packed and rough. He must have hit a bump and sailed. It was later when he doubled back, not finding Harpel ahead, that Weatherman noticed his friend off the trail, the snow mobile smashed.

Friends drove them back to Anchorage. He held entry ticket No. Elmer Brisbois, president of, the Anchorage Motor Mushers Club, sponsor of the race said today the club would retain the. Brisbois said the race committee would meet Tuesday night to consider a proposal that the race be named after Harpel.

At the time of his death, Weatherman said, Harpel was not wearing a protective helmet. Died January Government is there to serve you. I work harder now than I ever did in the majors. Bill Minckler died February, 7, So while I was playing radio in Centralia, McMinnville, Bellingham, Auburn, Tacoma, Olympia, and Seattle, I variously owned some grocery stores, was a college administrator and taught public school for 18 years.

I replaced Steve West! I got my picture on the wall! In Ogden was commercial accounts manager at a local car dealership. Bill Oltman — TV and radio for over 50 years, News anchor for KCPQ 13 circa He finished his career at KLKI radio in Anacortes, where he was still broadcasting play-by-play high-school sports games at age Bill Radke Bill is a radio talk show host, web video host, author, comedian and columnist.

Radke won the Seattle International Comedy Festival. He also has been a singer with the Young Americans, recording several albums, touring the country and appearing in one motion picture and on TV shows. He was succeeded in by Cynthia Doyon. SinceSwing Years has been produced and hosted by Amanda Wilde.

Lee would critique my tapes, and helped me assemble my first audition tape, which got me a gig at KMO Tacoma. The jocks did their shows from a ramshackle studio out at the transmitter site near the Puyallup River. Bill Dirkse-van-schalkwyk —-William P. Dirkse-van-schalkwyk had the longest moniker for a radio announcer in these parts, ever. Bill Wippel was news and program director of KIRO-AM from to during the time the station switched from music and talk entertainment to the all-news format.

Maurice Wippel Jr. He stayed there 10 years. What fun we could have! You should pray I win the Powerball! He died from cancer Septemberage Sister, T. Alek died in Corcoran faced the black-and-white camera unflinchingly for two hours or more, with no props, few guests and a lot of opinions. Later, Corcoran became a candidate for the state House of Representatives. New TV station owners ended the program. He retired from the archdiocese in Additional information from CHBC. While working at Channel 13 Corcoran formed a production company which handled professional wrestling events and University of Puget Sound football games.

He died inage The former broadcasting and renowned media and communications training expert was 71 years of age. Bob Field was an animated, descriptive, all-around best hockey broadcaster around. He served as play-by-play voice for all seven years of the Tacoma Rockets.

Field spent his youth between Canada and Philadelphia. After the Navy he concluded his service while stationed in Tacoma. From there he worked as a salesman for his radio sponsor, Columbia Breweries of Tacoma, and began his play-by-play career. After the hockey team folded he called Seattle hockey games for Channel 13 TV. He moved to Spokane, then retired and moved to Westport in the early s where he opened a fish-and-pet shop.

Bob Gill — African-American broadcast pioneer. Bob Gill died March 9, at age Gleason hosted homemaker programs on Channel 11, introduced the matinee movie, appeared in public events promoting KTNT TV and anchored the evening news. Robert E. Hardwick worked at KVI from to On his KVI morning show, Hardwick would sometimes play only two or three records an hour.

The rest of the time was filled with jokes, skits, ad-libbed advertisements and promotions for his latest escapade. He jet-skied miles from Ketchikan to Seattle. In he swam the Bremerton-Seattle ferry route. Several months passed. He formed a company trying to transmit computer information over standard radio waves.

He worked for a time as communication director at Pacific Institute and helped several local drug- and alcohol-rehabilitation centers market their programs.

I love to tease people. I love to make people laugh. I originally did mornings and sports and, later, moved to afternoons and did some PD work and the sports. Worked baseball in Bend, Oregon, for two years and Eugene for two Was hired by a team in Midland, Texas, in and have been here ever since, doing radio and publications…. Bob Hooper from St.

Left for Minneapolis in March for more money. Bob Hovanes a message from his wife : Tears fell from the sky on a rainy day on August 10, as my funny friend, partner and husband lost his long battle with lung disease. It was an epic battle for someone who had so much to live for and so many memories to cherish. Bob was born in Auckland, New Zealand to a family that grew to six rambunctious boys.

Bob completed High School and attended Auburn University, then returned to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, where he did on air work at their radio station.

After a successful career in video production, Bob moved to Bend, OR to host a local morning show there. Bob and I were married inand were blessed with twins in While awaiting their arrival, Bob built our dream home in Sammamish, then stayed home with the kids, while building a successful electronics business. A private service for Bob was held by family. Radio seemed so spontaneous to me. TV was, If you goofed, tape it again. Went to Eastern Washington State. Went to Hollywood to learn how to be entertaining on stage.

Learned alot at the comedy store, and picked up part-time work at KRLA. Wanted to go home to Seattle. Started pm and ended up pm drive. SRO bought the station. Why I asked? You have a regional dialect, are you from the south? I said yeh…White Center!! Worked part-time fill for a long time. Started country disco at the Roosevelt hotel in Great fun! Unbeknownst to me, I was hired to eventually replace the pm girl. That was the bosses story. She eventually was out, and I was in at pm.

The girl was Delilah Rene, now known as Delilah…yes her! We know that worked out pretty well. So on the beach I went. Decided to get out of Dodge. Sunshine, beaches, football, baseball, and hydroplanes. Did midday, and beat the main competition in 2 books.

Promotion Director, and pm drive. Great time for 4 years. Got into mobile radio personality Free money John Maynard turned me on to that years earlier in Seattle. Fell in love with the car business did that on top of everything else. Did 9 years there! The best radio experience of my life. Howard Stern went satelite, and CBS had major cutbacks. I got chopped, and walked away from the business. So I thought.

The races are on weekends. So I now do motorsports mostly hydroplanes marketing and sales. I also have a small limo service in north Seattle. He had a booming doomsday-type news voice.

Liddle lasted through all the Nelskog years, the Thunder Bay year, through Sunbelt and Ackerley and finally into the Sandusky years. He announced a partial retirement in He died of natural causes, but with dementia, inage Bob Rivers grew up in Branford, Conn.

For the next 15 years, he worked as a DJ at stations in the Northeast, including six years in the Boston market, where Twisted Tunes was born. Rivers took his act to Baltimore, gaining attention by staying on the air for 11 days until the Orioles finally ended a game losing streak in Further updates from Craig Adams: a.

Just ran into a mention of him, using his real name: Robert R. Roberts, Jr. Bob died at his University Place home on September 6, Bob Salter put together the first top music list based on record sales for a Seattle station, KJR, in Just as likely, as Salty Dog Bob Salter, he would qualify as the first rock-and-roll jock in Seattle.

Previously Salter was a studied, serious studio announcer who watched the broadcast world change in front of him, but still clinging to his studio piano as he did midday chatter with Dick Stokke.

Salter later moved to KVI. His last gig here was at KAYO in He later worked at Idaho stations. Great book! Bob Stelton is the co-host of Bob and Groz. Truly a Northwest pioneer in the field, he was one of the first African-American on-air personalities and the first with an engineering license.

It was just after Ray Charles moved here from Florida. Acts also included Etta James, The Platters, etc. Summerise owned a record store in later years, he died in He was a reporter, anchor and managing editor during his time in the newsroom.

Most recently he had served as news director of KOMO radio. The team-up worked better than anyone expected and they soon jumped to Seattle, bringing Kiss My Ass - Various - Northcoast Blend: A Joint Venture Of Cleveland Musicians & NORML (CD) a variety of radio characters including the Rev. Billy Saltine and Benjamin Gaylord Ferry, who played off the natures of Ryan as conciliator, and Linton as a man close-to-outrage.

Back to a real time midday shift at KVI, continuing as Ryan and Ryan, then a surprise shift to afternoon drive inas management pulled the year afternoon-drive shift away from Jack Morton, moving him to middays. Iin they were at oldies KBSG. Change in owners. Linton visited stations in Florida and California, but returned to Seattle for some part-time political-talk experience. See Gary Linton. Bobby Simon came to work at KJR, —, the first time, in This first KJR stint was only three months long.

Then to KTAC again. He also worked briefly for the Braiker Satellite service. In he was back at KTAC. Bobby Simon died in a car crash November, Bobby Simon was He died of cancer Oct. He had phony on-air feuds with fellow disk jockey Buck Ritchey. And he lived six months in an apartment on the Space Needle, broadcasting from there. He recorded local country artists like Bonnie Guitar on his G. He played guitar, banjo, fiddle and dobro. He began playing in a Western-swing band that got gigs on the radio.

He eventually got up nerve to ask a radio-station manager to hire him as a DJ. When the manager burst out laughing, Wooten found a sponsor who would buy radio time only if Wooten did the show. In he became a DJ in San Jose. In the late s he had a radio show in Salt Lake City. Worth Star Telegram. Former talk host at KAYO Water was lapping at Tower No 1. Needless to say, the signal ground plane was completely thrashed. He jumped to the competing country station KRPM, Broadcasting was a great bridge to many doors in my career.

Great times! That was the color of the Top Hits chart. Calkins died of cancer in Before coming to Click Brock Huard has continued a family tradition in sports throught the past 20 years, first on the field and in recent years in the broadcast booth. He has called college football games for ESPN since He joined the Seattle Seahawks preseason television broadcast booth leading up to the season.

Huard grew up in Puyallup and became one of the top high school quarterback in the country in the early s under the tutelage of his father, Puyallup High School coach Mike Huard. He remained in the Puget Sound region for college, setting 20 quarterback school records at University of Washington. He was born in Seattle but has spent most of his broadcast life in Portland. Married to Marcia Karfstedt, a software-support specialist.

The two still attend Toastmaster meetings. Burford declares himself officially retired; he and his wife are frequent travelers and do volunteer work in the Portland area. Now he works at Copyright Clearance Center. He covered grisly murder trials, got trapped in a forest fire, had F. Two years was enough! The Nebraska-born newsman headed back to the Northwest. Near retirement he worked for a Bothell telephone-security company and filled-in as occasional announcer at KPLU, Tacoma.

He had a long and productive retirement. Retired As I have reached the age of retirement, I can now dedicate time to serve in Ministry. Elvis Presley records were not acceptable programming on this radio station. Vanderhoof demurred. Vanderhoof soon paired with Cummings to raise money for elephants at the Woodland Park Zoo.

VOS, There he stayed as newsman, commentator or assignment editor for 50 years, until retiring November, At age 15 the young Buck had began a cross country journey from Missouri — eight years to get to country-music KVI then licensed as a Tacoma station. Richey became the keystone to country music in Seattle. He died December 23, Born in near-poverty in Texas, he moved to Bakersfield, CA. He played records and occasionally brought in Kiss My Ass - Various - Northcoast Blend: A Joint Venture Of Cleveland Musicians & NORML (CD) band for live performances, sometimes including visiting housewife-performers Loretta Lynn and Bonnie Guitar.

Hayden Bud Blair — Before professional sports took root in the Puget Sound area, local schools drew the allegiance of fans. For those who followed teams from Puyallup and Pacific Lutheran University in the s, their source for news and play-by-play action was Bud Blair. Hayden Bud Blair created an atmosphere that made the athletes and their fans feel like their game was the most important game in the area every time he took the mic.

He died a couple hours after broadcasting a PLU basketball game at the College of Idaho in Caldwell on February 5, two weeks before his 37th birthday. Blair collapsed in his motel room. Bud was born in Tacoma in and graduated from Stadium High. He started the Blair Sports Network around and began freelancing as a broadcaster and photographer.

From until his death, he called the action for PLU basketball and football games. Bud was noted for injecting his personality into his broadcasts. It was not enough just to say scored, who made two yards and who made the tackle. In the spring and summer Blair turned his attention to the unlimited hydroplane circuit.

He traveled to the sites of the hydro series taking photos and calling race action. One of his most famous hydro photos captured Mickey Remund catapulting from his boat as it flipped mid-air. He frequently waged a friendly battle with morning host Bob Hardwick and participated in memorable, sometimes zany station promotions.

He played trumpet; his wife was featured singer. He worked at radio stations in Indianapolis, Omaha and San Francisco. He came to Seattle after Gene Autry bought the station in He returned to the states, lived in Rhode Island but returned to Seattle in to start a business.

He died of pulmonary fibrosis in Who knew Burl Barer was bound for fame and glory in the writing business? Barer could be pushed to being a screamer, gasping and panting in anticipation for the next record or recoiling from a news item. That lead to forming an internet advertising company and a TV production company focusing on Eastern Washington. Hodgins to launch several radio stations for Hodgins broadcast company, with Barer handling programming and on-air talent.

Barer has two grown children, Anea Barer and Jordan Barer. Burt McMurtrie was a radio personality and news commentator. KTAC was located one floor below the restaurant. He got his first newspaper job at 14, working on the Tacoma Ledger.

TPLibrary Buzz Barr was a rock disk jockey, a program director and a station owner. His radio career started in Hoquiam in Buzz retired at age He used the name Johnny Dollar, but after staffers saw a humorous parking-lot photo of him in a pith helmet, a new name followed. At the end he was working in production at Jones Radio Network in Seattle.

He died of heart failure and diabetes at a Mercer Island extended-care facility inage After a noteworthy assignment to cover the funeral of Senator Henry Jackson, he won a permanent spot, but as one of the Sky Twins — offering aerial traffic with reporter Sara Johnson. Michael Kenyon stormed off in a huff. ByKING no longer had street reporters.

Dombek moved to to San Francisco and started his own public relations agency but did occasional freelance news assignments. He writes a blog www. Carl was nominated for the Wasington State Hall of Fame but had never been passed through.

Since she has been an independent voice-over talent and has developed on-line music-chat service for MSN and developed other on-line presentations. Deceased January She heard Classic Country KXA shortly after moving back and fell in love with country music all over again! Luckily for KXA, our fans and music was enough to get Charlye to come out of retirement to share her weekends with you. And he was tired of it. So he went out and helped develop an alternative — a digital editor known as VoxPro.

That invention in turn formed the basis of a Bainbridge Island company, Audion Laboratories, owned by Brown, his wife, Kimberly, and company president Tyrone Noble. Brown is a familiar name to Seattle radio listeners. Brown retired in Audion, he says, was started in the early s but not with the intent of providing a second career. The software was developed by a partner from Portland, since bought out, while Brown provided input on its design. VoxPro lets broadcasters quickly edit phone calls or other audio clips.

Aside from the software, the company also sells a small control panel for manipulating audio files. Brown believes Audion is well positioned to take advantage of the trend toward digital technology in radio, for online productions and in business communications.

Each has its own pressures and stresses. I did that for 35 years. This was a three-year stint. Then she signed on for a long run at country-music KHAY, Ventura, CA. Then at the end of the week somebody hands me a paycheck. Go figure! She is a published songwriter. Parker occasionally appeared on community theater stages. Bob Rivers grew up in Branford, Conn. For the next 15 years, he worked as a DJ at stations in the Northeast, including six years in the Boston market, where Twisted Tunes was born.

Rivers took his act to Baltimore, gaining attention by staying on the air for 11 days until the Orioles finally ended a game losing streak in Further updates from Craig Adams: a. Just ran into a mention of him, using his real name: Robert R. Roberts, Jr. Bob died at his University Place home on September 6, Bob Salter put together the first top music list based on record sales for a Seattle station, KJR, in Just as likely, as Salty Dog Bob Salter, he would qualify as the first rock-and-roll jock in Seattle.

Previously Salter was a studied, serious studio announcer who watched the broadcast world change in front of him, but still clinging to his studio piano as he did midday chatter with Dick Stokke. Salter later moved to KVI. His last gig here was at KAYO in He later worked at Idaho stations. Great book! Bob Stelton is the co-host of Bob and Groz. Truly a Northwest pioneer in the field, he was one of the first African-American on-air personalities and the first with an engineering license.

It was just after Ray Charles moved here from Florida. Acts also included Etta James, The Platters, etc. Summerise owned a record store in later years, he died in He was a reporter, anchor and managing editor during his time in the newsroom.

Most recently he had served as news director of KOMO radio. The team-up worked better than anyone expected and they soon jumped to Seattle, bringing along a variety of radio characters including the Rev.

Billy Saltine and Benjamin Gaylord Ferry, who played off the natures of Ryan as conciliator, and Linton as a man close-to-outrage. Back to a real time midday shift at KVI, continuing as Ryan and Ryan, then a surprise shift to afternoon drive inas management pulled the year afternoon-drive shift away from Jack Morton, moving him to middays. Iin they were at oldies KBSG. Change in owners.

Linton visited stations in Florida and California, but returned to Seattle for some part-time political-talk experience. See Gary Linton. Bobby Simon came to work at KJR, —, the first time, in This first KJR stint was only three months long. Then to KTAC again. He also worked briefly for the Braiker Satellite service. In he was back at KTAC. Bobby Simon died in a car crash November, Bobby Simon was He died of cancer Oct. He had phony on-air feuds Kiss My Ass - Various - Northcoast Blend: A Joint Venture Of Cleveland Musicians & NORML (CD) fellow disk jockey Buck Ritchey.

And he lived six months in an apartment on the Space Needle, broadcasting from there. He recorded local country artists like Bonnie Guitar on his G. He played guitar, banjo, fiddle and dobro. He began playing in a Western-swing band that got gigs on the radio. He eventually got up nerve to ask a radio-station manager to hire him as a DJ. When the manager burst out laughing, Wooten found a sponsor who would buy radio time only if Wooten did the show. In he became a DJ in San Jose.

In the late s he had a radio show in Salt Lake City. Worth Star Telegram. Former talk host at KAYO Water was lapping at Tower No 1. Needless to say, the signal ground plane was completely thrashed.

He jumped to the competing country station KRPM, Broadcasting was a great bridge to many doors in my career. Great times! That was the color of the Top Hits chart. Calkins died of cancer in Before coming to Click Brock Huard has continued a family tradition in sports throught the past 20 years, first on the field and in recent years in the broadcast booth.

He has called college football games for ESPN since He joined the Seattle Seahawks preseason television broadcast booth leading up to the season. Huard grew up in Puyallup and became one of the top high school quarterback in the country in the early s under the tutelage of his father, Puyallup High School coach Mike Huard.

He remained in the Puget Sound region for college, setting 20 quarterback school records at University of Washington. He was born in Seattle but has spent most of his broadcast life in Portland.

Married to Marcia Karfstedt, a software-support specialist. The two still attend Toastmaster meetings. Burford declares himself officially retired; he and his wife are frequent travelers and do volunteer work in the Portland area.

Now he works at Copyright Clearance Center. He covered grisly murder trials, got trapped in a forest fire, had F.

Two years was enough! The Nebraska-born newsman headed back to the Northwest. Near retirement he worked for a Bothell telephone-security company and filled-in as occasional announcer at KPLU, Tacoma. He had a long and productive retirement. Retired As I have reached the age of retirement, I can now dedicate time to serve in Ministry.

Elvis Presley records were not acceptable programming on this radio station. Vanderhoof demurred. Vanderhoof soon paired with Cummings to raise money for elephants at the Woodland Park Zoo. VOS, There he stayed as newsman, commentator or assignment editor for 50 years, until retiring November, At age 15 the young Buck had began a cross country journey from Missouri — eight years to get to country-music KVI then licensed as a Tacoma station. Richey became the keystone to country music in Seattle.

He died December 23, Born in near-poverty in Texas, he moved to Bakersfield, CA. He played records and occasionally brought in his band for live performances, sometimes including visiting housewife-performers Loretta Lynn and Bonnie Guitar. Hayden Bud Blair — Before professional sports took root in the Puget Sound area, local schools drew the allegiance of fans. For those who followed teams from Puyallup and Pacific Lutheran University in the s, their source for news and play-by-play action was Bud Blair.

Hayden Bud Blair created an atmosphere that made the athletes and their fans feel like their game was the most important game in the area every time he took the mic. He died a couple hours after broadcasting a PLU basketball game at the College of Idaho in Caldwell on February 5, two weeks before his 37th birthday. Blair collapsed in his motel room. Bud was born in Tacoma in and graduated from Stadium High.

He started the Blair Sports Network around and began freelancing as a broadcaster and photographer. From until his death, he called the action for PLU basketball and football games. Bud was noted for injecting his personality into his broadcasts.

It was not enough just to say scored, who made two yards and who made the tackle. In the spring and summer Blair turned his attention to the unlimited hydroplane circuit. He traveled to the sites of the hydro series taking photos and calling race action.

One of his most famous hydro photos captured Mickey Remund catapulting from his boat as it flipped mid-air. He frequently waged a friendly battle with morning host Bob Hardwick and participated in memorable, sometimes zany station promotions. He played trumpet; his wife was featured singer. He worked at radio stations in Indianapolis, Omaha and San Francisco. He came to Seattle after Gene Autry bought the station in He returned to the states, lived in Rhode Island but returned to Seattle in to start a business.

He died of pulmonary fibrosis in Who knew Burl Barer was bound for fame and glory in the writing business? Barer could be pushed to being a screamer, gasping and panting in anticipation for the next record or recoiling from a news item.

That lead to forming an internet advertising company and a TV production company focusing on Eastern Washington. Hodgins to launch several radio stations for Hodgins broadcast company, with Barer handling programming and on-air talent. Barer has two grown children, Anea Barer and Jordan Barer.

Burt McMurtrie was a radio personality and news commentator. KTAC was located one floor below the restaurant. He got his first newspaper job at 14, working on the Tacoma Ledger. TPLibrary Buzz Barr was a rock disk jockey, a program director and a station owner. His radio career started in Hoquiam in Buzz retired at age He used the name Johnny Dollar, but after staffers saw a humorous parking-lot photo of him in a pith helmet, a new name followed.

At the end he was working in production at Jones Radio Network in Seattle. He died of heart failure and diabetes at a Mercer Island extended-care facility inage After a noteworthy assignment to cover the funeral of Senator Henry Jackson, he won a permanent spot, but as one of the Sky Twins — offering aerial traffic with reporter Sara Johnson. Michael Kenyon stormed off in a huff. ByKING no longer had street reporters. Dombek moved to to San Francisco and started his own public relations agency but did occasional freelance news assignments.

He writes a blog www. Carl was nominated for the Wasington State Hall of Fame but had never been passed through. Since she has been an independent voice-over talent and has developed on-line music-chat service for MSN and developed other on-line presentations. Deceased January She heard Classic Country KXA shortly after moving back and fell in love with country music all over again!

Luckily for KXA, our fans and music was enough to get Charlye to come out of retirement to share her weekends with you. And he was tired of it. So he went out and helped develop an alternative — a digital editor known as VoxPro. That invention in turn formed the basis of a Bainbridge Island company, Audion Laboratories, owned by Brown, his wife, Kimberly, and company president Tyrone Noble.

Brown is a familiar name to Seattle radio listeners. Brown retired in Audion, he says, was started in the early s but not with the intent of providing a second career.

The software was developed by a partner from Portland, since bought out, while Brown provided input on its design. VoxPro lets broadcasters quickly edit phone calls or other audio clips. Aside from the software, the company also sells a small control panel for manipulating audio files. Brown believes Audion is well positioned to take advantage of the trend toward digital technology in radio, for online productions and in business communications. Each has its own pressures and stresses.

I did that for 35 years. This was a three-year stint. Then she signed on for a long run at country-music KHAY, Ventura, CA. Then at the end of the week somebody hands me a paycheck. Go figure! She is a published songwriter. Parker occasionally appeared on community theater stages. She left KHAY in When last heard of, she lived on a small farm in Ventura County, with three birds, two horses and a dog.

The radio program frequently featured country-western celebrities such as Gene Autry, left, on a officially proclaimed Gene Autry Day, July 15, Cherokee Jack Henley and his wranglers appeared at dance halls throughout the area into the s. He occasionally hosted syndicated radio shows and specials. He died in of a heart attack. That means our information must be accurate, and as complete as possible. And if we get to have a little fun along the way, even better. Chris Cashman is the son of Pat Cashman.

He is credited with assembling a KJR staff that would drive the top format. But he made his bigger mark at KAYO, to Louis and Chicago. That was February 14, Chris Wedes, better known as TV clown J. Patches, died Sunday July 22, after a long battle with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. On television from toand in countless personal appearances since, Mr.

Wedes delighted generations of Puget Sound-area children and adults with his zany antics and a style that was irreverent yet gentle. In his tattered hat, red nose and colorful patchwork coat, the character Mr. Wedes created, Julius Pierpont Patches, could cause all sorts of mayhem, tumbling off his tricycle, blasting himself into space and playing pranks on his TV guests.

He also had a beloved cast of supporting characters — Gertrude, Kiss My Ass - Various - Northcoast Blend: A Joint Venture Of Cleveland Musicians & NORML (CD) S. Wort, Grizwold, Esmerelda and Tikey Turkey. Patches also made frequent fundraising appearances for local charities.

He opened his last major public appearance, in Septemberby leading the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance…. Chubby Howard was a country-western performer who sat before the microphone at KFHA,Lakewood for a time in the late s.

Chuck Bolland was born in Tacoma in and started school at Bryant Elementary in the Hilltop area before the family moved to Lakewood.

He was in the fifth grade at Lakewood Elementary when the family moved to Idaho. Chuck came back to Tacoma often to visit family and when he was about 11 years of age, his uncle, Elliot Brown, would bring him along to work at a little building near the River Road-Pioneer Way intersection.

This was the transmitter location for KTAC. For Chuck this made quite a lasting impression. He was often called-in after school to fill in a shift for vacations and vacancies. This set a style of sports reporting that could best be described as sports editorializing. Bolland left Seattle to accept an offer in Cincinnati that provided station management and placed him in front of the television camera.

Bolland has continued to produce five sports commentaries each week for distribution to several Northwest radio stations, including KLAY, Tacoma. He offered me the news directors job there. There were family reasons that had me stuck in Cincinnati or I would have jumped on it. It hurt, but a week after the offer I had to tell Mike, no. My career could have been very different.

However, you never know. Did we mention that Chuck is retired and living in Paris, France? Chuck Bras was on KJR in the fifties. Did some on-air work at KTW in the mids.

All of this, as well as sports broadcasts on a station network that covered Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. His vast record of community involvement includes helping to fund the construction of Cheney Stadium in and bring Triple A baseball back to Tacoma. Huntington died in One of the roads leading to Cheney Stadium has been renamed in his honor.

Clay Huntington was Voice of the Tacoma Tigers in the Western International League from to He has continued for more than 40 years, broadcasting and producing high school, college and pro sports events He also did the color commentary for the Tacoma Rockets hockey club in the late s and early s. Clay also was a sportswriter for the Tacoma Times. He was one of the founders of the Tacoma Athletic Commission and a two-time president of that group. CHBCenter, Clay died in He stayed at KIRO as anchor, news manager and news director from towhen he left to return to Los Angeles radio.

Kirk compiled a year career in news, but died in of a heart attack at age VOS He is a tenured professor at the UW, but tenure had no relevance in radio; the windy weatherman got the boot. He did similar weather analysis on KPLU. Member of Liason of Women in Film Seattle. Since leaving broadcast media, Patrick has produced narrative film shorts, a minor motion picture and a series of CD audio books by mystical writer Emma Curtis Hopkins.

She lives in North Seattle. In she moved to Bend, OR, Currently she is co-host with her husband of a morning show at an Oregon radio station.

Just stumbled on your website. Tom Mailey, Roseville, CA. She had begun work at the radio station, enrolling at the UW inright out of Lincoln High School.

She had worked full or part-time at the station for 24 years, sometimes in the orvernight hours, firmly locked into the six-hour Saturday night shift. She had an encyclopedic knowledge of that period of music, when Guy Lombardo, Glenn Miller, Lawrence Welk performed under the mirrored ballroom fixture.

She opened each Saturday show with a deliberately old-fashioned montage of waves lapping on shore over a soothing nostalgic tune. For a station photograph, she dressed like a s throwback, checked jacket, tightly permed blonde hair carefully parted to the side.

She apparently lived a largely reclusive life. No one knew where she lived. She died of a self-administered gunshot on the UW campus waterfront in His real name, Bob Van Dyne. KNDD Modulators do promotions, like passing out stickers. That grew to a daily midday show. Always interested in live events, DJ began open-mic appearances away from the station. DJ No Name established his funny comments between grunge and heavy metal.

But he tripped over Al Yankovich. An Entercom executive and DJ himself apologized over material aired after a Amish schoolhouse shooting. Soon, he was replaced by a syndicated music-interaction feature from Montana. He did return to radio for vacation work in When last heard of, he was on an advisory board at Green River. DJ No Name turned out to be a difficult name off air. Was it No Name or noname? DJ Noname was our compromise. Had I known I was going to be on the station for years, I would have picked my name more carefully.

Sommers was In he lived in Citrus Heights, CA. Now doing voiceover work. Huard was a three-year starter for the Huskies. Damon and brother Brock became the first brothers to start at quarterback in the NFL on the same weekend — Nov. Dan Roberts evening DJ at Later, worked at a station in Florence, OR. Dan told me that the day KAYO hired him to start that very night, he was listening later when somebody announced on the air that a new deejay named Dan Williams was starting that night.

You told me I had that job, you son of a bitch! Previously she was afternoons and then midday at KLSY. Dana Middleton was last reported as resigning as communications director for Gov. Gary Locke in Dec. He was also known to get up and sing at major concert performances. He died in February,VOS In he was a radio personality at the Circus Circus 15th Ave.

Dave Allen Daryle Sauve never worked in his parents apple orchard in Yakima Valley, preferring to hang around radio stations instead. By he returned to Yakima Valley. He moved in and out of the voice-over business. He had one son. He was single when he died of cancer in December,age He left The Mountain in June after two years. The Groz has spent the last 21 years of his year broadcast career as a Seattle sports talk show host.

Dave Drui…. Dave Henderson newsman former Mariner worked Mariner baseball games as a color commentator in the past. He is also owner of Jazz Stream Records. Dave had a gigantic collection of 45 rpm. Dave died from a heart attack in Dave Sims — Currently is the television play-by-play commentator for the Seattle Mariners. Sims was theand National Sports Media Assn.

His best exposure was when KIRO introduced a morning news block in and followed up with an all-news format — Stone teamed with former all-night music jock Bill Yeend. I live in Magnolia, Stone said. Not related to the Portland disk jockey Dave Stone. Not related to the San Diego disk jockey Dave Stone. Not related to touring guitarist Dave Stone. Wingert had the KGOR morning job since early All giant clubs.

Then I was Admissions Director at a broadcast school for quite awhile before they went under. Now I work for Postal Express as a mail courier. Fun times while I was in radio though. David Boze is a lifelong talk radio fan and Washington resident. David Hebert — Hi. My radio career began on my nineteenth birthday when my first radio job started in Mt. Vernon, Washington.

I was hired as afternoon deejay, which was why I went into radio in the first place. I was a deejay at KAPS radio. After I worked for 2 months, I was promoted to chief engineer, which suited me just fine. I knew nothing about being chief engineer, but the idea had a particular ring to it.

Before I left, I had rebuilt the station, not to mention repaired the equipment several times, including two temper mental cartridge machines. I was happy there, and picked up alot more knowledge in the process. I rebuilt a 2 tower directional antenna system, took care of a cranky 5, watt transmitter and rebuilt the control room.

The station had no ground system, so every once in awhile the entire station would break out into oscillation. One by one, all the problems were solved and the station was quite stable, as far as the antenna system was concerned.

Again, I helped rebuild the antenna system, installed two transmitters, converted the station to AM stereo, and rewired the AM control room, complete with a new console.

My knowledge was rapidly increasing and by the time I left, I was quite an authority in almost everything. We had fun experiencing what that job had for me. But, it was time to leave again, so I started my own technical consulting business, and went to work for stations all over Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Alaska, and Montana.

I had written several magazine articles, became a ham radio operator. I see where the business gave me a ton of knowledge, met many fine people, and I enjoyed many, many good times. He is associate music supervisor at PlayNetwork, in Redmond.

Carlson counts up 20 years in the entertainment industry. Seven years in radio syndication. In his shift included signing-on KXL at p. Delilah Rene — still in syndication at stations across the USA. Her blend of lovesongs and dedications emerged despite minor skirmishes over music selection — she wanted more soul — and readings of her own poems. The station declared her 7-midnight shift AA sales time. But then, her first misstep, KJR was changing from rock to all sports.

She springboarded to stations in Philadelphia and Boston and Rochester, trying for national syndication. She is a single mother of seven, four of them adopted. Delilah created Point Hope Foundation for forgotten children, refugee children and special-needs kids in the foster-care system nationwide. He passed away during angioplasty surgery after suffering a heart attack while driving to work in Everett. Calvert has an extensive history of soccer broadcasting, working for both the North American and Major Indoor Soccer leagues.

He was the featured announcer on three World Cup broadcasts. Although retired from the national radio booth after five decades covering sports, Calvert continues as UNLV athletics-department announcer. He sometimes served as program director, music director, and sports color announcer for Pacific Northwest stations.

Along the way, he recorded several award-winning commercials and coached and mentored up-and-coming announcers. Dick was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. He wanted to be a radio announcer since junior high school when he visited WOC, Davenport. He was also music director there. His segue to owning a Redmond recording studio, AudioVisions, was seamless, because of his background.

Dick retired in Program Director at KOL. He lived in Phoenix from to Dick Haugen reports for The Spokesman-Review after 35 years in the broadcast industry. After being sold by the First Presbyterian Church in Seattle, the station suffered a series of owners and a bankruptcy or two. In latewith the station still at AM and holding a construction permit for Dick, Harry, … and Sam. Even their previous-station experience was made up.

In addition to early-morning Saturday and afternoon Sunday shifts, McGarvin also worked as production director. In August of the same year he became the early-evening announcer. McGarvin was interested in more voice-over work and was advised that he would do much better if he were closer to Los Angeles. Anyone who has worked in radio knows how incredibly hard it is to pull someone off the street, put them on the air, and have it sound good.

However, every once in awhile a showman of such incredible talent and charisma comes along and hits it out of the park on his first swing. Dick Rossetti is that guy. You may not have understood two thirds of what Kiss My Ass - Various - Northcoast Blend: A Joint Venture Of Cleveland Musicians & NORML (CD) was referring to in any given break, however what you did know is that what he was saying was funny.

No one has been weirder, more complex and loved music more at the station than Dick Rossetti. Rossetti has since performed as front man for the band The Jilly Rizzo. In Staub moved to Chicago where he hosted a nationally syndicated, afternoon drive, radio talk show. He was known for his adlibbed, irreverent comments and could truly have been classified a humorist. He returned to KFKF, but soon was automated out of the business.

He sold automobiles, and did fill-ins at various stations. He started in Yakima. Stokke also appeared in many dinner-theater productions in Seattle. This from the Times, Sept 25, Dick Stokkelongtime radio personality, actor and humorist, died Tuesday after an extended bout with cancer.

Stokke was born on Feb. He continued to live in the city until he and his wife, Beverly, moved to Bellevue nine years ago. He did thousands of commercial spots. He died of colon cancer inage He stayed at this station for a decade. He is one of three Gardner brothers currently in radio. The brothers work at different stations in hometown Philadelphia. His father Bill Gardner Sr.

Gardner lives in Las Vegas. In he applied for and missed a job in Miami. Before radio, he was a teacher, a pianist and a member of a vocal group, The Blenders. He died of cancer inage Alyeska and struck a tree. Wednesday at the Anchorage Funeral Chapel. Harpel was the first person in the Anchorage area to suffer fatal injuries in a snowmobile accident.

Earlier, two other fatalities had been reported in the state from mishaps occurring on snow machines. Starting from a trailer studio on the Seward Highway, Harpel built his station into a leading broadcast operation that saw FM added on Dec.

The snow really was too deep. He would stop, look back, and see that I was all right, and then go on again. Back down the trail was hard packed and rough. He must have hit a bump and sailed.

It was later when he doubled back, not finding Harpel ahead, that Weatherman noticed his friend off the trail, the snow mobile smashed. Friends drove them back to Anchorage. He held entry ticket No. Elmer Brisbois, president of, the Anchorage Motor Mushers Club, sponsor of the race said today the club would retain the. Brisbois said the race committee would meet Tuesday night to consider a proposal that the race be named after Harpel.

At the time of his death, Weatherman said, Harpel was not wearing a protective helmet. Died January Government is there to serve you. I work harder now than I ever did in the majors. Bill Minckler died February, 7, So while I was playing radio in Centralia, McMinnville, Bellingham, Auburn, Tacoma, Olympia, and Seattle, I variously owned some grocery stores, was a college administrator and taught public school for 18 years.

I replaced Steve West! I got my picture on the wall! In Ogden was commercial accounts manager at a local car dealership. Bill Oltman — TV and radio for over 50 years, News anchor for KCPQ 13 circa He finished his career at KLKI radio in Anacortes, where he was still broadcasting play-by-play high-school sports games at age Bill Radke Bill is a radio talk show host, web video host, author, comedian and columnist.

Radke won the Seattle International Comedy Festival. He also has been a singer with the Young Americans, recording several albums, touring the country and appearing in one motion picture and on TV shows. He was succeeded in by Cynthia Doyon. SinceSwing Years has been produced and hosted by Amanda Wilde.

Lee would critique my tapes, and helped me assemble my first audition tape, which got me a gig at KMO Tacoma. The jocks did their shows from a ramshackle studio out at the transmitter site near the Puyallup River. Bill Dirkse-van-schalkwyk —-William P.

Dirkse-van-schalkwyk had the longest moniker for a radio announcer in these parts, ever. Bill Wippel was news and program director of KIRO-AM from to during the time the station switched from music and talk entertainment to the all-news format. Maurice Wippel Jr. He stayed there 10 years. What fun we could have! You should pray I win the Powerball! He died from cancer Septemberage Sister, T. Alek died in Corcoran faced the black-and-white camera unflinchingly for two hours or more, with no props, few guests and a lot of opinions.

Later, Corcoran became a candidate for the state House of Representatives. New TV station owners ended the program. He retired from the archdiocese in Additional information from CHBC. While working at Channel 13 Corcoran formed a production company which handled professional wrestling events and University of Puget Sound football games.

He died inage The former broadcasting and renowned media and communications training expert was 71 years of age. Bob Field was an animated, descriptive, all-around best hockey broadcaster around. He served as play-by-play voice for all seven years of the Tacoma Rockets. Field spent his youth between Canada and Philadelphia. After the Navy he concluded his service while stationed in Tacoma. From there he worked as a salesman for his radio sponsor, Columbia Breweries of Tacoma, and began his play-by-play career.

After the hockey team folded he called Seattle hockey games for Channel 13 TV. He moved to Spokane, then retired and moved to Westport in the early s where he opened a fish-and-pet shop. Bob Gill — African-American broadcast pioneer.

Bob Gill died March 9, at age Gleason hosted homemaker programs on Channel 11, introduced the matinee movie, appeared in public events promoting KTNT TV and anchored the evening news.

Robert E. Hardwick worked at KVI from to On his KVI morning show, Hardwick would sometimes play only two or three records an hour. The rest of the time was filled with jokes, skits, ad-libbed advertisements and promotions for his latest escapade. He jet-skied miles from Ketchikan to Seattle. In he swam the Bremerton-Seattle ferry route. Several months passed. He formed a company trying to transmit computer information over standard radio waves. He worked for a time as communication director at Pacific Institute and helped several local drug- and alcohol-rehabilitation centers market their programs.

I love to tease people. I love to make people laugh. I originally did mornings and sports and, later, moved to afternoons and did some PD work and the sports. Worked baseball in Bend, Oregon, for two years and Eugene for two Was hired by a team in Midland, Texas, in and have been here ever since, doing radio and publications….

Bob Hooper from St. Left for Minneapolis in March for more money. Bob Hovanes a message from his wife : Tears fell from the sky on a rainy day on August 10, as my funny friend, partner and husband lost his long battle with lung disease.

It was an epic battle for someone who had so much to live for and so many memories to cherish. Bob was born in Auckland, New Zealand to a family that grew to six rambunctious boys. Bob completed High School and attended Auburn University, then returned to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, where he did on air work at their radio station. After a successful career in video production, Bob moved to Bend, OR to host a local morning show there.

Bob and I were married inand were blessed with twins in While awaiting their arrival, Bob built our dream home in Sammamish, then stayed home with the kids, while building a successful electronics business. A private service for Bob was held by family. Radio seemed so spontaneous to me. TV was, If you goofed, tape it again. Went to Eastern Washington State. Went to Hollywood to learn how to be entertaining on stage.

Learned alot at the comedy store, and picked up part-time work at KRLA. Wanted to go home to Seattle. Started pm and ended up pm drive. SRO bought the station. Why I asked? You have a regional dialect, are you from the south? I said yeh…White Center!! Worked part-time fill for a long time. Started country disco at the Roosevelt hotel in Great fun! Unbeknownst to me, I was hired to eventually replace the pm girl. That was the bosses story.

She eventually was out, and I was in at pm. The girl was Delilah Rene, now known as Delilah…yes her! We know that worked out pretty well. So on the beach I went. Decided to get out of Dodge. Sunshine, beaches, football, baseball, and hydroplanes. Did midday, and beat the main competition in 2 books. Promotion Director, and pm drive. Great time for 4 years. Got into mobile radio personality Free money John Maynard turned me on to that years earlier in Seattle.

Fell in love with the car business did that on top of everything else. Did 9 years there! The best radio experience of my life. Howard Stern went satelite, and CBS had major cutbacks. I got chopped, and walked away from the business. So I thought. The races are on weekends. So I now do motorsports mostly hydroplanes marketing and sales. I also have a small limo service in north Seattle. He had a booming doomsday-type news voice. Liddle lasted through all the Nelskog years, the Thunder Bay year, through Sunbelt and Ackerley and finally into the Sandusky years.

He announced a partial retirement in He died of natural causes, but with dementia, inage Bob Rivers grew up in Branford, Conn. For the next 15 years, he worked as a DJ at stations in the Northeast, including six years in the Boston market, where Twisted Tunes was born.

Rivers took his act to Baltimore, gaining attention by staying on the air for 11 days until the Orioles finally ended a game losing streak in Further updates from Craig Adams: a.

Just ran into a mention of him, using his real name: Robert R. Roberts, Jr. Bob died at his University Place home on September 6, Bob Salter put together the first top music list based on record sales for a Seattle station, KJR, in Just as likely, as Salty Dog Bob Salter, he would qualify as the first rock-and-roll jock in Seattle. Previously Salter was a studied, serious studio announcer who watched the broadcast world change in front of him, but still clinging to his studio piano as he did midday chatter with Dick Stokke.

Salter later moved to KVI. His last gig here was at KAYO in He later worked at Idaho stations. Great book! Bob Stelton is the co-host of Bob and Groz. Truly a Northwest pioneer in the field, he was one of the first African-American on-air personalities and the first with an engineering license. It was just after Ray Charles moved here from Florida. Acts also included Etta James, The Platters, etc.

Summerise owned a record store in later years, he died in He was a reporter, anchor and managing editor during his time in the newsroom. Most recently he had served as news director of KOMO radio. The team-up worked better than anyone expected and they soon jumped to Seattle, bringing along a variety of radio characters including the Rev. Billy Saltine and Benjamin Gaylord Ferry, who played off the natures of Ryan as conciliator, and Linton as a man close-to-outrage. Back to a real time midday shift at KVI, continuing as Ryan and Ryan, then a surprise shift to afternoon drive inas management pulled the year afternoon-drive shift away from Jack Morton, moving him to middays.

Iin they were at oldies KBSG. Change in owners. Linton visited stations in Florida and California, but returned to Seattle for some part-time political-talk experience.

See Gary Linton. Bobby Simon came to work at KJR, —, the first time, in This first KJR stint was only three months long. Then to KTAC again. He also worked briefly for the Braiker Satellite service. In he was back at KTAC. Bobby Simon died in a car crash November, Bobby Simon was He died of cancer Oct.

He had phony on-air feuds with fellow disk jockey Buck Ritchey. And he lived six months in an apartment on the Space Needle, broadcasting from there. He recorded local country artists like Bonnie Guitar on his G. He played guitar, banjo, fiddle and dobro.

He began playing in a Western-swing band that got gigs on the radio. He eventually got up nerve to ask a radio-station manager to hire him as a DJ. When the manager burst out laughing, Wooten found a sponsor who would buy radio time only if Wooten did the show.

In he became a DJ in San Jose. In the late s he had a radio show in Salt Lake City. Worth Star Telegram. Former talk host at KAYO Water was lapping at Tower No 1. Needless to say, the signal ground plane was completely thrashed. He jumped to the competing country station KRPM, Broadcasting was a great bridge to many doors in my career.

Great times! That was the color of the Top Hits chart. Calkins died of cancer in Before coming to Click Brock Huard has continued a family tradition in sports throught the past 20 years, first on the field and in recent years in the broadcast booth. He has called college football games for ESPN since He joined the Seattle Seahawks preseason television broadcast booth leading up to the season. Huard grew up in Puyallup and became one of the top high school quarterback in the country in the early s under the tutelage of his father, Puyallup High School coach Mike Huard.

He remained in the Puget Sound region for college, setting 20 quarterback school records at University of Washington. He was born in Seattle but has spent most of his broadcast life in Portland. Married to Marcia Karfstedt, a software-support specialist. The two still attend Toastmaster meetings. Burford declares himself officially retired; he and his wife are frequent travelers and do volunteer work in the Portland area.

Now he works at Copyright Clearance Center. He covered grisly murder trials, got trapped in a forest fire, had F. Two years was enough!

The Nebraska-born newsman headed back to the Northwest. Near retirement he worked for a Bothell telephone-security company and filled-in as occasional announcer at KPLU, Tacoma.

He had a long and productive retirement. Retired As I have reached the age of retirement, I can now dedicate time to serve in Ministry. Elvis Presley records were not acceptable programming on this radio station. Vanderhoof demurred. Vanderhoof soon paired with Cummings to raise money for elephants at the Woodland Park Zoo. VOS, There he stayed as newsman, commentator or assignment editor for 50 years, until retiring November, At age 15 the young Buck had began a cross country journey from Missouri Kiss My Ass - Various - Northcoast Blend: A Joint Venture Of Cleveland Musicians & NORML (CD) eight years to get to country-music KVI then licensed as a Tacoma station.

Richey became the keystone to country music in Seattle. He died December 23, Born in near-poverty in Texas, he moved to Bakersfield, CA. He played records and occasionally brought in his band for live performances, sometimes including visiting housewife-performers Loretta Lynn and Bonnie Guitar.

Hayden Bud Blair — Before professional sports took root in the Puget Sound area, local schools drew the allegiance of fans. For those who followed teams from Puyallup and Pacific Lutheran University in the s, their source for news and play-by-play action was Bud Blair. Hayden Bud Blair created an atmosphere that made the athletes and their fans feel like their game was the most important game in the area every time he took the mic. He died a couple hours after broadcasting a PLU basketball game at the College of Idaho in Caldwell on February 5, two weeks before his 37th birthday.

Blair collapsed in his motel room. Bud was born in Tacoma in and graduated from Stadium High. He started the Blair Sports Network around and began freelancing as a broadcaster and photographer. From until his death, he called the action for PLU basketball and football games. Bud was noted for injecting his personality into his broadcasts. It was not enough just to say scored, who made two yards and who made the tackle. In the spring and summer Blair turned his attention to the unlimited hydroplane circuit.

He traveled to the sites of the hydro series taking photos and calling race action. One of his most famous hydro photos captured Mickey Remund catapulting from his boat as it flipped mid-air. He frequently waged a friendly battle with morning host Bob Hardwick and participated in memorable, sometimes zany station promotions. He played trumpet; his wife was featured singer. He worked at radio stations in Indianapolis, Omaha and San Francisco.

He came to Seattle after Gene Autry bought the station in He returned to the states, lived in Rhode Island but returned to Seattle in to start a business. He died of pulmonary fibrosis in Who knew Burl Barer was bound for fame and glory in the writing business? Barer could be pushed to being a screamer, gasping and panting in anticipation for the next record or recoiling from a news item. That lead to forming an internet advertising company and a TV production company focusing on Eastern Washington.

Hodgins to launch several radio stations for Hodgins broadcast company, with Barer handling programming and on-air talent. Barer has two grown children, Anea Barer and Jordan Barer. Burt McMurtrie was a radio personality and news commentator. KTAC was located one floor below the restaurant. He got his first newspaper job at 14, working on the Tacoma Ledger. TPLibrary Buzz Barr was a rock disk jockey, a program director and a station owner. His radio career started in Hoquiam in Buzz retired at age He used the name Johnny Dollar, but after staffers saw a humorous parking-lot photo of him in a pith helmet, a new name followed.

At the end he was working in production at Jones Radio Network in Seattle. He died of heart failure and diabetes at a Mercer Island extended-care facility inage After a noteworthy assignment to cover the funeral of Senator Henry Jackson, he won a permanent spot, but as one of the Sky Twins — offering aerial traffic with reporter Sara Johnson.

Michael Kenyon stormed off in a huff. ByKING no longer had street reporters. Dombek moved to to San Francisco and started his own public relations agency but did occasional freelance news assignments.

He writes a blog www. Carl was nominated for the Wasington State Hall of Fame but had never been passed through. Since she has been an independent voice-over talent and has developed on-line music-chat service for MSN and developed other on-line presentations.

Deceased January She heard Classic Country KXA shortly after moving back and fell in love with country music all over again! Luckily for KXA, our fans and music was enough to get Charlye to come out of retirement to share her weekends with you. And he was tired of it. So he went out and helped develop an alternative — a digital editor known as VoxPro.

That invention in turn formed the basis of a Bainbridge Island company, Audion Laboratories, owned by Brown, his wife, Kimberly, and company president Tyrone Noble. Brown is a familiar name to Seattle radio listeners. Brown retired in Audion, he says, was started in the early s but not with the intent of providing a second career. The software was developed by a partner from Portland, since bought out, while Brown provided input on its design.

VoxPro lets broadcasters quickly edit phone calls or other audio clips. Aside from the software, the company also sells a small control panel for manipulating audio files. Brown believes Audion is well positioned to take advantage of the trend toward digital technology in radio, for online productions and in business communications.

Each has its own pressures and stresses. I did that for 35 years. This was a three-year stint. Then she signed on for a long run at country-music KHAY, Ventura, CA.

Then at the end of the week somebody hands me a paycheck. Go figure! She is a published songwriter. Parker occasionally appeared on community theater stages. She left KHAY in When last heard of, she lived on a small farm in Ventura County, with three birds, two horses and a dog. The radio program frequently featured country-western celebrities such as Gene Autry, left, on a officially proclaimed Gene Autry Day, July 15, Cherokee Jack Henley and his wranglers appeared at dance halls throughout the area into the s.

He occasionally hosted syndicated radio shows and specials. He died in of a heart attack. That means our information must be accurate, and as complete as possible.

And if we get to have a little fun along the way, even better. Chris Cashman is the son of Pat Cashman. He is credited with assembling a KJR staff that would drive the top format.

But he made his bigger mark at KAYO, to Louis and Chicago. That was February 14, Chris Wedes, better known as TV clown J. Patches, died Sunday July 22, after a long battle with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. On television from toand in countless personal appearances since, Mr. Wedes delighted generations of Puget Sound-area children and adults with his zany antics and a style that was irreverent yet gentle. In his tattered hat, red nose and colorful patchwork coat, the character Mr.

Wedes created, Julius Pierpont Patches, could cause all sorts of mayhem, tumbling off his tricycle, blasting himself into space and playing pranks on his TV guests. He also had a beloved cast of supporting characters — Gertrude, Boris S. Wort, Grizwold, Esmerelda and Tikey Turkey. Patches also made frequent fundraising appearances for local charities. He opened his last major public appearance, in Septemberby leading the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance….

Chubby Howard was a country-western performer who sat before the microphone at KFHA,Lakewood for a time in the late s. Chuck Bolland was born in Tacoma in and started school at Bryant Elementary in the Hilltop area before the family moved to Lakewood. He was in the fifth grade at Lakewood Elementary when the family moved to Idaho. Chuck came back to Tacoma often to visit family and when he was about 11 years of age, his uncle, Elliot Brown, would bring him along to work at a little building near the River Road-Pioneer Way intersection.

This was the transmitter location for KTAC. For Chuck this made quite a lasting impression. He was often called-in after school to fill in a shift for vacations and vacancies. This set a style of sports reporting that could best be described as sports editorializing.

Bolland left Seattle to accept an offer in Cincinnati that provided station management and placed him in front of the television camera. Bolland has continued to produce five sports commentaries each week for distribution to several Northwest radio stations, including KLAY, Tacoma. He offered me the news directors job there. There were family reasons that had me stuck in Cincinnati or I would have jumped on it. It hurt, but a week after the offer I had to tell Mike, no.

My career could have been very different. However, you never know. Did we mention that Chuck is retired and living in Paris, France? Chuck Bras was on KJR in the fifties. Did some on-air work at KTW in the mids.

All of this, as well as sports broadcasts on a station network that covered Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. His vast record of community involvement includes helping to fund the construction of Cheney Stadium in and bring Triple A baseball back to Tacoma.

Huntington died in One of the roads leading to Cheney Stadium has been renamed in his honor. Clay Huntington was Voice of the Tacoma Tigers in the Western International League from to He has continued for more than 40 years, broadcasting and producing high school, college and pro sports events He also did the color commentary for the Tacoma Rockets hockey club in the late s and early s. Clay also was a sportswriter for the Tacoma Times.

He was one of the founders of the Tacoma Athletic Commission and a two-time president of that group. CHBCenter, Clay died in He stayed at KIRO as anchor, news manager and news director from towhen he left to return to Los Angeles radio. Kirk compiled a year career in news, but died in of a heart attack at age VOS He is a tenured professor at the UW, but tenure had no relevance in radio; the windy weatherman got the boot.

He did similar weather analysis on KPLU. Member of Liason of Women in Film Seattle.

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