Ogden Has Left The Building

Former Metro Traffic reporter/KOMO radio South Sound correspondent, Bill Ogden, has opted not to renew his deal with KLAY Lakewood, as co-host of the [Friday] Mike Franco program. Ogden claims he wants to spend more time with family…Olympia Oldies KGY FM (95.3/KYYO-HD 2) also offers music from the 1940s, specifically, Big Band tunes on Saturday nights. Although a great idea since KUOW dropped The Swing Years program, the KGY offering relies heavily on cover versions of the hits, lacking the wide library of originals…We have said it before – Mixx 96 KXXO/Olympia needs to update their jingle…[PUGETSOUND.MEDIA recently moved the home-office to Olympia. Olympia is a nice place but has gone the way of other Liberal, “progressive” communities, banning plastic grocery bags, charging for the paper grocery sacks and promoting other bullshit causes. Many of the citizens wear white socks with Birkenstocks – and recently, many of the area Snowflakes rioted during May Day protests. Arrests were made – Justice prevails!] …Driving through Albany, Oregon we see that KHJ Radio has been revived in the form of a tribute station, available there on FM. As of this posting there is not an Internet stream for Albany’s KHJ…Someone said it, and we agree – there is no reason to buy the print version of the Tacoma News Tribune, now called The News Tribune [distancing themselves from Tacoma?] because it is OLD NEWS before they print it. Everything in the paper has already been seen on the Internet – days earlier! I remember when the TNT upped the price of the paper to a dime. Now, it is priced way beyond the value of what is offered. Even a dime would be too much to pay. Sorry! But the Internet has killed the newspaper. Time marches on…
Former owner of KRKO Everett, Sparky Taft, ever the snazzy dresser, seen here either fending off the paparazzi with his cane, or taking a selfie.

Wednesday with Bob & Ray – The Emergency Ward

For nearly 45 years Bob and Ray entertained millions of radio listeners and television viewers. Bob and Ray’s long partnership began at Boston radio station WHDH in 1946 when Goulding, after delivering the news on Elliott’s music program, began to stick around and swap anecdotes with the host. Listeners demanded more, however, and the station soon scheduled Matinee with Bob and Ray. It offered offbeat comments on the day’s news, fables about fictitious characters and bogus contest offers.

TODAY, a segment about drama in a big city hospital


New Clothes, New Anchor

Former KOIN/Portland sports anchor-reporter, David Solano, has joined KIRO TV, as a sports and news anchor – two jobs, one anchor. This is the wave of the future…Joyce Taylor is making her own clothing/dresses. Apparently, the TV corporations, like Tegna, don’t have clothing allowances…Former Seattle TV news personality Lily Jang has landed at KPRC TV Houston, months after being let go from KHOU TV, same city. Apparently, she had spent enough time with family and needed to get back to business…

One year ago – Terry McManus Passes

MAY 2016 – [5/3/16] — Former production wiz and air personality Terry McManus has died. He was the voice of Jimmy Stalwart, Gregory Peck, Zollie Nicely (KOL’s booking agent with a heart) Jimmy from Mr. Science and Jimmy (KOL and later KYYX). McManus was also the voice for all national Frank Sinatra spots. For Robin & Maynard, he was the voice for Officer Lee Groinman (Seattles toughest cop), Cecil Blakemore, Pinky Puckerton, Grady Gerry Bumpus, Warden Marshall Warden, Liberace, Manager of the Puppet Warehouse, Sir Cavendish of Longbarrow, Gordon Van der Hoof of Prince George Canada and others. His voice was a constant presence in Seattle radio as well as other parts of the country. He has done voice imaging for KOL, KYYX, KXRX, KZOK and with Robin and Maynard at 100.7 The Buzz. He also did a late night tv cop show on ch.22 called “Nightstick Theater” hosted by Lee Groinman. Another great talent that will be sorely missed. (Seatacmedia website)

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