The Way We Were

Red Robinson asked Pat O’Day to join him at CISL 650 for Red’s final radio show on August 27th. Robinson was to Vancouver radio what O’Day was to Seattle radio. The two will talk over old times and it should be fun! The station, CISL, is changing format in September, from Oldies to Sports…Larry Zarelli called today to give me the 411 on many local/Tacoma business happenings. We lamented the closure of the Jade Palace in University Place. It was always my favorite Chinese restaurant…NBC Sports is part of the 950 KJR line-up, while NBC Radio News is an added feature on KOMO 1000/97.7 FM. KOMO remains the ABC Radio affiliate in Seattle…Like it or not, it does little good to whine about the Sinclair-Tribune deal to try to dissuade the FCC from approving the deal. This isn’t 1968. Remember 1968, when TV stations adhered to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Broadcasters? These days, when a deal like Sinclair-Tribune is announced, the only thing left to do is shuffle the paperwork. You can’t stop a train when it’s moving down the track…Channel 5, KING TV, is changing transmit channel from 48 to 25. This is just part of the post-auction transition, a 39-month period during which time some TV stations will need to transition to new channel assignments…RON & DON over at KIRO 97.3, along with the Seattle Police Department, Seattle Police Foundation and Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, have kicked off the 2017 “Beds for Kids” campaign. The goal is to provide 600 children in need with their own beds.

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