Now Hear This! Bwana Johnny @ KGB San Diego

Bwana Johnny (Richard Johnson)
Richard Johnson, as Bwana Johnny. WUBE/Cincinnatti, KJR/Seattle (twice), Jones Radio (Oldies) Seattle, KYA/San Fran, KISN/Portland, WWDJ/New Jersey, WFUN/Miami… not necessarily in that order, and here he is at KGB San Diego in 1968. Richard died October 28, 2005 at a nursing home on Mercer Island.



Bwana Johnny @ KGB San Diego – November 9, 1968 (44:11)

Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of QZVX, former broadcaster at KTOY FM/Tacoma, KVAC/Forks , KDFL/Sumner, KTTX & KWHI FM/Brenham (TX), KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KJUN/Puyallup, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KAMT/Tacoma, KASY/Auburn, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KTAC/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. -- Airchecks
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7 thoughts on “Now Hear This! Bwana Johnny @ KGB San Diego

  1. Great song on the aircheck, Diddy wa Diddy by Captain Beefheart 1966. Jason, worth featuring the song on your front page. Really cool sound!

  2. I knew that about JR. Was to late to correct. He had been at the Blue eagle. From what I recall, he was driving the PD Nick
    Anthony’s car and was a flat bed train close to sunset. Nifty’s on Harbor Island was another spot staff would stop at. The Beach Broiler was the fancy place to go for a drink, then it became Salty’s. The shack was the fast food place. Not sure that KOL was as much a threat as KING was at the time. Was a very turbulent time at KJR as Gary Shannon could probably attest to. Wasn’t to long after this that Steve West arrived as PD and Shannon Sweate as GM.

  3. KJR wasn’t on Harbor Island. It was on 26th Ave SW. Maybe he was down on Harbor Island looking for a job at KOL. 😉 or he left the Blue Eagle and then then hit the train in the vicinity.

    1. Bingo! He had just left a tavern and had a little run-in with a train in the dark. There was talk of a lawsuit and Bwana claimed he would own the railroad when it was over.

  4. What a character. 2nd time at KJR he hit a train on Harbor Island near the station., lucky to survive. Broke his arm. Can still see him with that cast on!

  5. VERY COOL. I have heard airchecks of him at WWJD, KYA, WFUN, KJR (father Duffy) NOW KGB. I wonder if WUBE and other stations will show up?

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