KPUG: Jessica Longston Oral History

Jessica Longston and partner Vicki Zaser at KPUG, 1948. Bellingham Herald photo. R: Jessica Longston in 1967, photo courtesy of Washington State Association of Broadcasters.

This is one of several interesting oral histories recorded in the 1970s with pioneering Pacific Northwest broadcasters. The project was carried out by Washington State University professor Hugh Rundell. Jessica Longston describes the difficulty of getting KPUG on the air in 1948.


Credit to: Professor Hugh Rundell’s Oral History Collection at the Northwest Hall of Radio History at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

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Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening

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