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/


  • mikec

    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!

  • Brian Lord

    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?

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