In memory of Lee Perkins: March 6, 1932 – March 6, 2024

Lee Perkins was a radio personality at stations such as KJR and KOL/Seattle, KISN/Portland, and WIFE/Indianapolis. Lee also taught broadcasting at Bates Vocational-Technical Institute in Tacoma. The on-air radio station at Bates was KTOY-FM. Lee and his wife later owned the radio stations in Enterprise, Oregon. Lee Perkins was 91.

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7 thoughts on “In memory of Lee Perkins: March 6, 1932 – March 6, 2024

  1. I didn’t hear him on the air, however, heard of him in posts on Seattle radio history. Rest in peace.

  2. KOL probably got make-good ads due to the screw-up in the ad that says “doal 1300” instead of “dial 1300” – errors in newspaper ads were a pet peeve of mine. WTH! Do I have OCD or something?

  3. I had the honor and enjoyment of being Lee’s newsman at KOL in 1967, and we remained in contact with each other in all the intervening years. A terrific broadcaster, his buoyant energy, sense of humor, and engaging personality never waned.
    RIP old friend….
    Bill Taylor
    Lee Perkins

  4. In 1965 I was at what was named Tacoma Technical Vocational Institute….where Chuck Ellsworth was instrumental in placing me on KTOY fm and on camera doing news etc.
    Great memories.

  5. My instructors at LH Bates Voc-Tech/KTOY-FM were Chuck Ellsworth, Lee Perkins and Allen MacMillan. The station engineer was Bill Luckhurst.

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