When I worked as an engineer for KFI/KOST & KACE in Los Angeles during the late ‘90s, we had a new General Manager whose first edict was for the staff to clean out a storage room that was shared by all of the departments. As stuff was headed for the dumpster, I noticed a box of tapes labeled “Al Lohman and Gary Owens.” I knew it was up to me to somehow prevent this piece of radio history from becoming toxic waste. The box looked kind of heavy, and I didn’t want to spill my drink, but I did manage to reach out and grab a single reel of tape…and I could hardly wait to hear what was on it!
Sure enough, it contained segments of KFI’s Al Lohman & Gary Owens morning show from 1988, with a Pat Boone interview at the end. Now, thanks to QZVX and the internet, you guys get to share in my excitement (and decide if my heroics were warranted).