Seattle Radio News Sweep ’59-’69

The news segments were a compelling part of what once made radio exciting. Whether it was “Banner Line,” “Total Information,”
“20-20,” “Live at 55” or “Constant Information” — the news was produced, promoted and paraded across Seattle’s air waves in all forms and formats. Here’s an 11-year chronological sweep of how some of it sounded starting with 1959 and running through 1969….19 brief airchecks and a lot of familiar voices.
It runs a bit over 5:00, and here’s the batting order:

KAYO Jim Harrison Jun ’59 KJR Lou Gillette Mar ’60 KJR Dave Clarke Nov ’60 KAYO Ted Bell Jan ’61 KAYO Mike Phillips Mar ’62 KJR Wally Beethoven Jun ’62 KOL John Forrest Sep ’62 KJR Lan Roberts Jan ’64 KAYO Bill Goff Nov ’64 KOL Ray Hutchinson Jul ’65
KJR Dick Curtis Aug ’65 KOL Bill Munson Jan ’66 KJR Jim Martin Jul ’66 KJR Charles C. Bolland Nov ’66 KJR Jim Francis May ’67
KJR Les Parsons May ’67 KOL Bill Taylor Aug ’67 KOL Bob Fuller Aug ’68 KJR Frank Thompson Nov ’69

Author: Ronald DeHart

Ron DeHart is a former newspaper and broadcast journalist and a retired Public Affairs Officer from both the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Navy/Naval Reserve. His historical accounts of Pacific Northwest broadcasting are published by Puget Sound Media. View more articles by Ron DeHart  

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