Radio Conference Call Interviews – Randy Roadz – KZAL Z Country 94.7 Wenatchee/ Manson.
Randy Roadz interviews Klem Daniels. Daniels discusses his current audio & video projects and his early career in Yakima.
Klem Daniels – Part One (21:14)
Part 2, coming soon…
Now in Buckeye, Arizona, Al Vanik. Al Vanik and Allen MacKenzie –the same guy, actually — worked at KOL in 1966. He was Al Vanik, but when called upon to be a KOL newsman he used the name MacKenzie. Full name, Allen Milford Vanik. But he was also Gary Mitchell on KING-AM from 1971 to 1973. Variously he had part time gigs at KVI, full time at KUUU, KAYO, and KRKO (VANIK 2023)
Jerry Isenhart – Part 1
Jerry Isenhart, owner / operator of KOZI Radio in Chelan for 30 years, starting in 1969. Jerry and his crew brought great Radio to the Chelan Valley with “Radio Lake Chelan.” KOZI was and still is a pipeline to the community. The station, over the years has received numerous awards including AP Station of the Year in 1982. Bringing the community together was the order of the day, each and every day. The “2nd Cup Of Coffee” program started in 1972 and continues to this day. Jerry served as the Chelan Mayor for a time and the mantra for KOZI was that each staff member was an extension of the news department. Their 24/7 live coverage of the fires in 1994 garnered recognition and awards for the station as well. Please listen in as Randy Roadz visits with Jerry in this interesting conversation.
Jerry Isenhart – Part 2
Jerry Isenhart – Part 3
Randy Roadz hosts the Radio Conference Call with STEVE WEST, KHOK, KGHO, KPUG, KTAC, KJRB, KJR, KISW and KXRX. Northwest Radio programming, on air and marketing icon.
Randy Roadz on The Radio Conference Call with TRACY MITCHELL, KUBA/KOBO Yuba City, California, KGAL Lebanon, Oregon, KJRB Spokane, KLIF Dallas, KJR Seattle. Program Director and On Air Talent Extraordinaire.
Randy Roadz on The Radio Conference Call with MICHAEL O’SHEA, one-time owner of KUBE and KJR, still in the biz after 50 plus years. KLIF Dallas, Golden West KMPC Los Angeles and more. Currently owner of a station group in Santa Rosa, California. On Air Talent, Program Director and innovator.
Paul Thompson hosts this Radio Conference Call with WORLD FAMOUS TOM MURPHY. Tom checks in from Hollywood. This is a real treat for the ears. You may remember Tiger Tom Murphy from KISN, Sweet Thomas from KJR, also known as World Famous Tom Murphy…. From KISN to KJR to KRLA and then back to Seattle and KOL. PART ONE… (Yes, there is more to look forward to!) Sit back and enjoy!
Randy Roadz hosts this Radio Conference Call with WORLD FAMOUS TOM MURPHY. Tom checks in from Hollywood. You may remember Tiger Tom Murphy from KISN, Sweet Thomas from KJR, also known as World Famous Tom Murphy…. From KISN to KJR to KRLA and then back to Seattle and KOL. PART TWO… (Yes, there is more to look forward to!) Sit back and enjoy!
Here’s PART 3 of WFTM. This time out, WORLD FAMOUS TOM MURPHY joins our Paul Thompson of Star 101.5 in Seattle on The Radio Conference Call.
From KJR to KHJ to WBIG… WNBC New York… 89 WLS and much more. Enjoy a conversation with the great SCOTTY BRINK with Randy Roadz on The Radio Conference Call.
On this edition of The Radio Conference Call, Paul Thompson interviews GARY SHANNON (Burleigh) about his background at KPUG, KJRB, KJR. References are made to Larry Lujack, Tom Murphy, Charlie Brown, Gary Taylor, Norm Gregory, Kirk Wilde, Kevin Metheny, Eric Chase, Scott Shannon, Steve West, Danny Holiday, Jerry Kay, John Maynard, the 1969 Seafair Trophy Race, Bwana Johnny, Les Parsons & Big Jim Martin. But wait, there’s more!
On this edition of The Radio Conference Call, Randy Roadz speaks with 50+ year 1240 KGY personality, DICK PUST, as he reminisces on his years in the radio biz, starting in 1959! Dick is an amazing person and humble On Air Personality. Dick tells us about his life and times at 1240 KGY, as well as his book, “AM 1240: Life At A Small Town Radio Station”, available here.
On this edition of The Radio Conference Call, Randy Roadz speaks with JOE COOPER, who slaved over hot turn tables at many stations, including, 13 WKNR/Detroit, 62 KGW/Portland, KING 1100/Seattle, 95 KJR/Seattle, KOMO 1000/Seattle and 97.3 KBSG/Tacoma-Seattle.
Randy Roadz is joined this time out by Northwest Radio Personality, ICHABOD CAINE. From KPUG Bellingham, KJRB Spokane, KJR Seattle, KMPS Seattle, KNBQ Tacoma-Seattle and his own syndicated Radio show.
Randy Roadz and Ric Hansen had a chance to catch up with JOHN MAYNARD on this edition of The Radio Conference Call. Maynard was born and raised in Pullman, WA (Go Cougs!) and got his start at KJRB Spokane. His tour of duty also includes KJR Seattle, KISW Seattle, KZOK Seattle, 96DOT5 KXRX Seattle and was once, (although he’ll deny it… “The Seattle King of Disco.” Listen to Maynard Saturday morning (9am-Noon with Big Bob Anthony) on KOOL 107.1/Spokane. Click the link below if you need a daily dose of Robin & Maynard on the “Regurgicast.”
Randy Roadz, along with Wenatchee Valley 45+ year Radio Personality, DAVE HERALD. From the original KW3… to KW3 FM… to station ownership of Sunny FM in Central Washington. Dave has done it all… from On Air, Sales, Management and Ownership. Great story… listen in. You can find Dave In The Morning on Sunny FM.
This edition of The Radio Conference call features JOE MICHAELS of KJRB, KTAC, KJR, KYTE, KYA, KING, KUBE, KSPL, KCMS, K-LOVE, KNB……………………………….Q, KBSG, and KING TV voice.
Randy Roadz hosts this Radio Conference Call with BOBBY RICH of KXLY, B-100, 93 KHJ, KMGI (I-107-7) Seattle, New York, Philly, Miami and more… (PT 1 of 2) Bobby is current owner and Morning Show Co-host at The Drive in Tuscon, AZ. Check him out!
“Legendary” Burl Barer
Paul Thompson hosts this Radio Conference Call with The Legendary BURL BARER from the town so nice, they named it twice… Walla Walla to Seattle’s KOL, KJR and KYYX. Burl joins our Paul Thompson in a simulcast with Matt Alan’s Outlaw Radio Network. Enjoy!!
Paul Thompson hosts this Radio Conference Call with Northwest Radio great, RIC HANSEN. Not only is Ric a great story teller but also one of the nicest people you could meet… Ric tells us about his experiences at KJRB, KJR, KTAC, KNBQ and more. Ric curently hosts a podcast called Amazing Greats, a faith based presentation.
Randy Roadz on The Radio Conference Call with MARK JEFFRIES. Rock Jock at KJRB Spokane… KJR Seattle, and Sales Guru at KISW and KXRX. This guy’s as humble as he is talented. Mark is also a former GM and station owner.
Randy Roadz on The Radio Conference Call with Northwest underground jock at KOL FM, personality at KOL, KGA, KVI, KTAC, KITI and more, JOE FIALA joins our Randy Roadz from his studio in beautiful Lake Chelan. (PT 1 of 2)
Capitol Records Regional Rep, STAN FOREMAN on The Radio Conference Call. Stan was a Hoquiam, WA boy who got his start in Grays Harbor Radio with KHOK/KGHO, KXRO, and even KAPA in Raymond, WA when they were in the old Willapa Hotel. Stan teamed with another Hoquiam native, Steve West bringing sock hops to the kids and even bringing greats like The Beach Boys to the Harbor. In this edition of TRCC, Stan tells a great story about driving The Beach Boys to SeaTac Airport after the show, and pulls the curtain back on the record industry including a juicy nugget about Billy Squier. Stan performed with The Legendary Beachcombers in the Northwest, as well at the Road Runners in the Palm Desert Area. We lost Stan on August 8, 2021. Former Aberdeen Daily World Editor, John Hughes wrote this about Stan… “After Dick Clark died, Stan always announced himself on the phone as “the world’s oldest living teenager.” Sooner or later, the tide goes out. We can’t defy the sands of time. But Stan Foreman will be long remembered as a great music man.” Here’s a link to Stan’s celebration of life.
GREGG HERSHOLT on The Radio Conference Call with Randy Roadz. KJRB… KJR Rock n Roll News Man Gregg Hersholt joins us on this edition. Great story with Gregg, including his time at KIRO, KVI, KXL and now retired from KOMO / KNWN AM 1000 with Manda Factor. Gregg was born and raised in Beverly Hills and is the nephew of the great Leslie Nielson of Police Squad Airplane! and the Naked Gun franchise.
Randy Roadz is joined on this edition of The Radio Conference Call by his former PD, RHYS DAVIS. Rhys holds the distinction of becoming a Grays Harbor Radio icon. Since arriving in the market in 1977, he’s been on the air and building relationships continuously up until December of 2022. Rhys performed as a News Director and On Air Personality at KXRO AM, KDUX FM, KBKW AM, as well as his last station KSWW Sunny 102.1. Question is… will he stay retired this time?
Randy Roadz is joined by “Boss Bill”, BILL WOLFENBARGER this time out. The Wolf has an excellent track record as a standout Engineer, Air Talent, GM and Station Owner-Operator. Bill got his start in his home town of Raymond, WA at KAPA AM and made stops in Tri-Cities, WA, at Seattle’s KOL A/F and is enjoying semi-retirement.
Chelan Valley Media Group PD, Jeff Conwell sits in on this edition of The Radio Conference Call with ANDY BARBER. Andy gained popularity in Kansas City at KUDL AM, KEYN AM in Wichita, KSTP AM in Minneapolis, KYTE AM in Portland, as well as KREM AM in Spokane, KING AM (The Big 11) in Seattle, KHIT in Seattle, TEN Q in Los Angeles as well as Tulsa, OK. Andy gained popularity with hit high energy presentation and was featured in August, 1977 in “16 Magazine”. Here’s a sample of The Barber at KING in Seattle circa 1977.
Randy Roadz on The Radio Conference Call (PT 1 of 2) with Broadcast Executive, Sales and Programming Specialist, STAN MAK. Stan has shared his talents in Spokane, Portland, Seattle and Central Washington. Stan still has an ear to “pick the hits.” I’ve enjoyed many sales and programming sessions with Stan, says Randy. Stan has a great story to tell so please listen in. Stan has written a book, “Shimmering Across Time”, you can check it out and purchase HERE.
Randy Roadz and Rockin’ Ric Hansen tag team on this edition of The Radio Conference Call with Northwest Music Icon JIM VALLEY. The Viceroys play their first dance… earning $60… they had arrived! For the next four years, the Viceroys would become one of Seattle’s most popular bands, playing school dances around the area. Singers in the Viceroys included Jim and vocalists Jimmy Pipkins and Aaron Stewart. Then in the spring of 1963, the band recorded an instrumental, written by Al Berry, called “Granny’s Pad…” Check it out HERE.