4/24/88-“Good Morning, SEATAC MALL”

VICTOR STREDICKE April 24, 1988 – Adrian Cronauer, the title character in the Robin Williams movie “Good Morning, Vietnam,” will share the microphone with Seattle disc jockeys Dick Curtis and Sky Walker Thursday morning on KVI, 570 kHz
Cronauer is the disc jockey credited with introducing rock ‘n’ roll to Armed Forces Radio in Vietnam, in 1965.

“Since we play music from that era, it seemed a natural tie-in to bring Cronauer to the Puget Sound area,” said Curtis, KVI program director and morning personality.

Cronauer is not promoting anything, except “to bring recognition to our Vietnam veterans.” Cronauer is enrolled in law school, having abandoned his radio career after his Army term.

Following the broadcast from the SeaTac Mall in Federal Way from 6 to 9 a.m., Cronauer will distribute photos of himself and Robin Williams, and introduce a KVI screening of the movie.

Who’ll replace Ross?

Ross Shafer’s extended run as host of Fox Broadcasting’s “The Late Show” means he’s abandoning his afternoon shift at KJR.

The station is in the midst of a public search for a replacement. Listeners are to suggest replacements. There is a hodgepodge of fill-in performers on the afternoon shift _ including last week’s one-day session with KJR’s morning star, Gary Lockwood.

Some of the “candidates” the station is suggesting tongue-in-cheek include stand-up pals of Shafer, including Roseanne Barr _ even Joan Rivers _ and KING-TV newsman Don Porter.

Vacation replacement

Ichabod Caine, KMPS morning personality, is making sure he is not going to be missed when he takes a week’s vacation. Local personalities will be sitting in with morning producer Brian Austin and other members of the Morning Crew, on KMPS-AM-FM, 1300 and 94.1.

Monday, it will be Don Porter, the TV newsman; Tuesday: Pat Roberts, country music impresario; Wednesday: Jack Roberts, chainsaw-wielding appliance dealer; Thursday: Bryan Millard, a Seahawks lineman; and Friday: comedian Peggy Platt.

Soviet broadcast

The precedent-setting radio talk show linking people in the Soviet Union and the United States, begins at a.m. today on KOMO, 1000 kHz., and KWZY, 1230 kHz.

Produced by Stoner Broadcasting, a Maryland-based radio chain and the Washington D.C.-based Broadcast Group. Two additional “Worldtalk” call-ins are scheduled for June and November.

KWYZ will repeat the two-hour show at 4 p.m. today.

Twisting the dial

Seahawks draft coverage will be abundant beginning at 8:55 this morning on KIRO, 710 kHz., and Monday’s “Sportsline” promises an interview with the club’s first draft pick.

Greg Cook, recently filling in at KJR but for three years morning man at KMGI, is leaving for a job at KEZR, San Jose.

Author: Victor Stredicke

Former radio columnist for the Seattle Times (1964-1989). --- View other articles by Victor Stredicke

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