Famous Names in Puget Sounds

Richardson, David Blair Puget Sounds: A Nostalgic Review of Radio and TV in the Great Northwest
U.S.A., Superior Pub Co, 1981, 0875646360 / 9780875646367 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Signed by Author
A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 192 pages. 8 1/2″w x 11″h. Many b&w photos. Signed by author on front end paper. Contents: The Attic of the Mind; Sounds from a Box; Aunt Vivian; “Blend’s Mah Friend”; Pioneers and G-Men; “The Friendly Station”; KING’s Kameras; “The Naked Truth”; “The Musical Station”; Mr. Baseball; “The Voice of Seattle”; Stay Tuned for Tomorrow; Appendix; Index. 136639
Price: 75.00 USD – Available at http://www.pistilbooks.net/

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I’ve had a copy of this for just over 25 years & of all my radio/broadcasting history books, it’s my favourite & does a great job of coverage of the region’s radio & TV broadcasters into the 1960’s. The author lived for many years on Orcas Island & worked for KVOS-TV whose transmitter/antenna was on Mt Constitution. Highly recommended to any of the history buffs who frequent this site…you won’t be disappointed!


In his online obit, it mentions him as being “Engineer Walt” on KTNT TV.

Steven Smith

I met Dave Richardson many years ago. My wife and I were on Orcas Island and went up Mt. Constitution. When I knocked on the door of the Kvos transmitter building he answered. I told him I was a radio engineer and he gave me the tour. Nice guy and we talked about his book.


Good post! Let’s also remember Carol Channing, Dyan Cannon, Bruce Lee, Jimi Hendrix, and Sandy Hill. Oh and Chet Huntley.


Could you make a special column of books regarding Puget Sound broadcasting?