***** See link: https://kingdom-resource.org/2022/05/17/the-kbiq-case-history/
I was off on some of the dates regarding the KBIQ logos. Phill Butler wrote a monograph about his involvement to establish KBIQ. 12/7/67 was the start and the “Jet” was in at that time. 1967 I was not listening to FM, I was in 9th Grade then. I didn’t get interested in FM until I built my first Stereo FM Heathkit tuner around 1970. I knew Phill but did not realize the depth of thinking, planning he and his team did to put the “Q” on air and on the map. He should be up there with Jim Schulke, Marlin Taylor and Bill Wertz (Kalamusic) ****
October 20th post–
I found another old biscuit! The John Pricer KBIQ images from 1971 to about 1974 or possibly later? (Updated info shows 1967 start) John had a wonderful set of pipes, but he never seemed to land for a reasonable period of time at one station. For a while he was commuting between his Mountlake Terrace home and Bellingham to do video switching and while on camera reading news on KVOS-TV.
KBIQ was then 120,000 watts ERP and if you fudged mathematically with horizontal and vertical antennas, then 240,000 “ERP.” I was fired in the spring of 1973 when a paid religion tape on KGDN
broke and I ran into the studio as quick as I could and grabbed a record. It was Ave Maria, sung by Mario Lanza. The stuff hit the fan for me.
I was raised Catholic and oops, Catholics are not Christians at least then at King’s Garden stations.
That fall when I was at KIRO-FM we made fun of the Jet noise as that’s one of the last things you want in a soft music format is a 747 engine in your kitchen.
Anyway, here’s the resurrected Music from the Jet City signatures.
John Pricer/KBIQ images (2:55)