July 1986 – KMFY & WAYL Minneapolis VP-GM Peg Dempsey has accepted the VP-GM chair at Entercom’s co-owned AC/Easy Listening combo KTAC & KBRD Tacoma. Dempsey had worked at the Seattle stations before as Promotion Director, Account Executive, and GSM prior to moving to Minneapolis in 1984. She succeeds 12-year VP-GM Harold Greenberg, who has left the stations.
January 1981 – KTAC longtime PD Rick Hansen resigns and is replaced by Tom Jeffries.
April 1981 – KTAC PD Tom Jeffries and air staffer Kirk Russell walk Washington state coastline for March of Dimes…Former
KJR morning man Charlie Brown to program First Media’s KBLE-FM…
December 1981 – Tom Jeffries resigns as Program Director of KTAC and 11-year station veteran Bruce Cannon moves in from sales to take the PD reins.
Hardwick, early- morning d.j. at KVI Seattle, is being flooded with membership applications for his new Grouch
Club (NAGG- National Assn. of Grouchy Grumblers). The club was started to give KVI listeners a chance to air their pet gripes. A local grumbler whose gripe is read on the air is chosen as the grouch of the week. Each month, Hardwick chooses a grand grouch – someone of national significance with an obvious reason to be grouchy. Grand grouch for November is the chairman of the board of the Ocean
Spray Cranberry Assn. [Broadcasting Magazine – November 1959]
Alexandra Communications has picked up KMBI Spokane from Moody Bible Institute for $100,000. Alexandra Communications owns several radio stations, including KUJ in Walla Walla. Alexandra Communications has sold translator K262CJ Pendleton, Oregon to Skotdal’s CAAM Partnership LLC for $35,000. Skotdal plans to rebroadcast Snohomish AM KKXA. At the same time Skotdal’s S-R Broadcasting has purchased K290AX of Sweet Home, Oregon from Gospel Echo, Inc. Skotdal plans to rebroadcast Everett’s KRKO…1560 Pacific’s KZIZ/XL Media purchased Jacobs Radio Programming’s K263BZ Richland, Wa., for $50,000 and will rebroadcast the KZIZ Southeast Asian fare.