G Michael Donovan takes the helm at KTAC

[R&R Magazine – June 1990]

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.

Grouchy grumblers organize

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]

ad from 1965

Station & FM translator purchases

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.

United Network premieres & Bishop challenges Carson

April 2 1967 – ABC plans to pit Joey Bishop against Johnny Carson…

April 7, 1967 – Pete Barbuti hypes the upcoming United Network…

Pete Barbuti on the Johnny Carson show…

May 2, 1967 – A review of the fledgling United Network…

Read the Bill Dana cover story on the Sunday Seattle Times TV section;

Bill Dana review

The United Network started out a ratings success…

But there were financial problems with the United Network (May 23, 1967)…

June 1, 1967…

June 2, 1967 United Network status uncertain

The UNITED NETWORK filed a bankruptcy petition in late June 1967 claiming liabilities of $690,075.
[source: Seattle Times]

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