Milestones

October 1974 – Robert L Scott is the new MD at KYAC. Former music director Robert Nesbitt continues as a jock at the station.
November 1974 – KING 1090 ran the first Northwest Donut Eating Contest recently. The “eat-off” drew a crowd of 4000. Winner downed 31 donuts in 15 minutes.
June 1975 – Gary Shannon, newsman at KJR, switches to Mid-day jocking at KISW.
July 1982 – Jay Johnson named as program director at KVI, succeeding Mark Savin who retains his 9 AM to 1 PM talk shift.
August 1982 – Bob Hardwick leaves KTAC for the morning slot at KVI following KVI’s recent pickup of Drake-Chenault’s “HIT PARADE” format.
KVI welcomes Jack Spencer as morning news anchor…
September 1982 – KING 1090 changes to all-news from adult contemporary using CNN and NBC.
November 1982 – KIRO midday host Jim French celebrates 30 broadcasting years.
February 1987 – KUBE Seattle Production Director Ron Erak has been named PD at KNBQ. He replaces Ric Hansen, who remains as morning cohost along with news personality Chet Rogers. Erak was acting PD when Bob Case departed KUBE last summer to program Z 93 in Atlanta. Erak has also been an air talent at KVI and KTAC, as well as KROY Sacramento.
1989…Clay Huntington moves KLAY to 1180; sells 1480 frequency…

One comment

  • mikec

    the late Robert L Scott was one of the few in management at KYAC that truly knew his audience & what they wanted. He was very talented & could handle anything from airshifts to news. Frank Barrow, now the cornerstone of KYIZ’s morning show is another who knew his way around KYAC & how to increase an audience.

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