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DUANE SMART | JAY HAMILTON | JEFF SNYDER’S RARE AUDIO | KIRK WILDE | MIKE CHERRY | RON DEHART
RADIO CONFERENCE CALL | SAM LAWSON’S AUDIO VAULT | STEVEN L. SMITH
(Robert Zerwekh – Archive.org)
(Listening time- 21:07)
What’s called Franko Friday – The Mike Franko program on 1180 KLAY, is LOCAL talk with interviews from Tacoma-Lakewood and Pierce County. This was recorded on 9-16-16. The last 30 minutes of the Friday show is usually co-hosted by Bill Ogden. (17:50)
Assessor–Treasurer, Pierce County, Wa and was also a Tacoma City Councilman (January 2002-December 2009). During that time he served as Deputy Mayor, Chair of Pierce County Regional Council, Chair of Government Performance and Finance Committee, Chair of Growth Management Policy Board, Chair of Pierce Transit Board, Vice Chair of Public Safety and Human Services Committee, member of Appointments Committee and Workforce Central Board. Mike was also Executive Director of the Tacoma Rescue Mission (January 1993 – Jun 2005). Mike graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in History and Business Administration (1980).
In this interview from 2011, from the Studios of KLAY 1180 Lakewood, Mike discusses his radio broadcasting career. Lonergan spun the wax for all the Jills and Jacks at great radio stations such as KURB, KTNT, KQ92 and KLAY. The interview (from our old SeaTacRadio.com website) starts with some still shots taken at KLAY. The Dennis Miller program is on the air…
(For more about this event read: KLAY covers Freedom Fair for South Sound listeners
July 4, 2016 – Broadcasting live from 10 a.m. through most of the day and late into the evening (for a music presentation synchronized with the Freedom Fair fireworks show) was 1180 KLAY. A huge supporter of many Tacoma events, KLAY remains as one of the few family-owned and operated radio stations in a major market, Seattle-Tacoma. (see AM RADIO for more about KLAY)
Here are the first three hours of the KLAY broadcast, with Bill Ogden, Mike Franco and Bob McCluskey.
Freedom Fair Hour 1 (56:42)
The Tacoma Freedom Fair Celebrates the 4th of July with fireworks and an airshow – and no entry fee. The fun takes place along Tacoma’s Ruston Way waterfront, Marine Park and Les Davis Pier, from the Harbor Lights restaurant all the way down to the Lobster Shop. [if you are a local you will know that is a huge area along Tacoma’s Commencement Bay]
Freedom Fair Hour 2 (56:46)
Freedom Fair 2016 Hour 3 (56:44)
Carl Lambert & Ron Crowe/KLAY sports remote (00:50)