Steven Smith Archive: Randy Evans-Hansen [Ichabod Caine] at KPUG


Jason,

This is Randy Evans at KPUG in 1972. The quality is not great, but it does have historical significance. Randy Evans was Randy Hansen in real life. He went over to KJRB after KPUG, then on to Spokane and he ended up as Ichabod Caine in Seattle. So he is one of the Seattle legends and this may be his earliest gig. It is scoped a bit….cut out some music, an ad and news. About 2.5 minutes. I had no clue I had it, just stumbled on it.
Steven Smith

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mikec
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Steven thanks for posting this. Although I was aware that Randy/Ichabod had done airtime at KPUG, I missed a chance to hear him as I was in northeast BC/northwest Alberta starting my own career in radio. I think he was gone from 1170 by the time I returned to the Pacific northwest in ’74 as I don’t recall hearing him

Steven Smith
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Yes, he was gone. I worked at KPUG in 1974 and he was probably a year out. Air staff when I was there was Marty Rowe, Charlie Hudson, TJ Powers, Mike Allen, Brian Roc, me (Steve Lewis) and Terry Allen with news.

mikec
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I thought KPUG was sounding pretty good in the summer of ’74 & kept a pre-select button on my van radio set to 1170 in spite my preference for a couple of Seattle FMs, only available to me at home with a rooftop antenna. TJ Powers & Terry Allen’s newscasts I do remember

Brian Lord
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Steven mentioned Marty Rowe at KPUG. He is involved in ownership of KOHI AM in St. Helen’s, OR.

mikec
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Randy Evans/Hansen/I. Crane hung up his headphones for good a few years back. His final gig was doing mornings on Classic Country KKXA 1520. I believe he & his wife have retired somewhere in Snohomish Co. or thereabouts. I heard a few of his final shows – always the pro & always polished.

kevin
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Steven: Wow–this is making me nostalgic for my years in Bellingham, attending WWU in the early 1970s. I loved rock and roll and quickly learned that KPUG was a fine station, much better than typical small/medium town radio. My roomies and I listened to Dan Foster at night–he seemed to play harder rock than you’d hear in daytime, though I also remember DF sometimes working mid-days. Randy Evans was good too–he always seemed to be enjoying himself–was he 6-10pm, and Dan Foster 10pm-2am? Or did KPUG sign off at 12midnight? I also recall Charlie Hudson in the mornings–a warm friendly… Read more »
Steven Smith
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Kevin,

I can fill in many of the blanks for you. I will do so in the next day or two. I need to track down a couple facts.

Steven Smith
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Kevin, I was working in radio myself at competitor stations in those years, so was not focused on KPUG as I had been as a kid. Randy might have done both shifts. At first he started at 10 pm, but I think they moved him earlier like 6 or 7 pm to 10 pm because he was a good jock. The station probably signed off at 1 am. It did for years, including when I was there in 1974. Dan Foster I remember when you mention the name, but no idea as to his future. Charlie Hudson did not much… Read more »
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