KBAE /KRKO quickly restores programming after equipment heist, 1985

Here are some Everett Herald clippings covering the KBAE (KRKO) equipment theft that occurred in 1985. The date on the first story is 1-29-85. I don’t have the date (or continuation) of the second story.

[ 07-15-1987 Wednesday, judgement and Order For Writ Of Restitution]

Related post: The Plot Against KRKO Radio

Author: Sam Lawson

Student engineer at pioneer Nathan Hale radio station KNH 1210 in 1970 (prior to KNHC). Also attended North Seattle Community College and L.H. Bates in Tacoma. Sam’s career began as a KJR request line operator in 1970, with his first on air job at KRKO in 1972. In 1976 he segued to overnights at KTAC as Cory Landon, then weekends at KING. In 1978 he moved to Lewiston, Idaho for afternoons on KOZE and KRLC. Throughout the ‘80s he was an announcer and/or engineer at the best mix and biggest variety of Spokane radio stations; including KKER (The Sam & Pam Show), KZZU, KISC, PD of KJRB, and the voice of KAYU-TV. In 1989 he moved to Los Angeles as Assistant Chief Engineer and weekends at KZLA/KLAC. Also engineered for KBIG, KFI, Premiere Radio Networks, CBS Radio, and others. After avoiding any actual work for nearly 45 years, now happily retired and very appreciatively back in the great Pacific Northwest! --- View other articles by Sam Lawson --- Sam Lawson airchecks
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5 thoughts on “KBAE /KRKO quickly restores programming after equipment heist, 1985

  1. I worked with Marty Rowe in 1974 at KPUG. He was PD. He came to KPUG from KBRC in Mount Vernon. He was on-air a funny jock. I had forgotten that he liked that denim overalls look. The photo reminded me. Of late, and for many years, he has been owner and operator of a small AM in St. Helens WA.

  2. Yes…you are correct. I was thinking of a trip to Cougar where we went on to St. Helens on a day trip. But it is over the state line in Oregon.

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