Ear Play Features Radio Characters

February 3rd 1977 – I haven’t previewed it, but the Ear Play presentation at 10 tonight on KUOW sounds promising. Leo Goldman’s play-for-radio “The Midnight Mocker” uses characters no stage dramatist would ever think of. A late night disc jockey and a morning talk show host, battling it out with cynicism and optimism.

May 4, 1976 – “Rock and Roll Dinner” Comfortable tempos for the dinner hours selected from the rock world are featured on KZAM’s new program Hors d’oeuvre at 6 p.m. weekdays. Each night a different contemporary artist is featured for an hour. The series promises to include a range of musical genres including lesser-known musicians as well as superstars. Tonight’s featured group is Steely Dan. Tomorrow it’s Jesse Colin Young. Wednesday it’s the Paul Winter Consort and Friday it’s Bonnie Raitt.

May 5, 1976 – Two weeks of Billy Graham specials are underway on KGDN’s Broadcast Magazine of the Air weekdays from 4:45 to 6 p.m. . Ken Gaydos, station news director and program host, has assembled features which correspond to activities culminating in the famed evangelist’s appearances next week in the Kingdome. Since winter solstice allowed a longer broadcast day, Gaydos’ program has regularly featured religious news, interviews and sacred music. This evenings edition offers a tape of Billy Graham speaking at a rotary luncheon. Programs later in the week include representatives from the secular world as well as detailed looks at motivation of some key crusade workers. Tomorrow’s program, for instance, includes comments by King County Executive John Spellman, David McKenna, president of the Seattle Pacific college, and Myrtle Hall, advance worker for the crusade. “We owe this coverage to our people,” Gaydos explained. He said Seattle has more “unchurched people” than any other area, but that record numbers are likely to attend the crusade. Gaydos also has guests scheduled for similar time slots on Saturday and Sunday.

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Author: Victor Stredicke

Former radio columnist for the Seattle Times (1964-1989). --- View other articles by Victor Stredicke

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