In the early 70s Lee Rogers, who was well known as a country jock in the PNW at early KMPS and later KUPL, hired me at KBFW. At the time, he was Lan Rogers and he was the PD. Those were his early days, his only other radio job had been at KBAM. I want to do a piece on him, but the only sound I can find is a youtube video in which he is out of the biz, visiting the old studio and he is clearly very ill. It was shortly before he passed. I am wondering if you would consider posting on your site a notice to see if any of your followers might have access to audio of Lee. He was so popular in country radio that he received several national awards. It is surprising to me that there are not some obvious sound snippets around. Thanks.
-Steven L. Smith
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An investigation into a Seattle police officer has revealed how an anchor for the city’s Fox affiliate was getting information about crime victims. Officer Robert Marlow has been charged with illegal drug possession and computer trespass for giving confidential information about crime victims to KCPQ anchor David Rose. The leak was discovered after Seattle police and the FBI Public Corruption Squad were investigating a strip club where Marlow was romantically linked to a dancer who he allegedly shared drugs with – Read more at TV SPY…The latest Arbitron ratings have KQMV [CHR] #1, KUOW [NPR] tops KIRO FM [News-Talk] by a slight margin and KMPS [Country] soundly trouncing KKWF [Country]. KOMO [News] Radio is not among the top 10 stations and ripe for a format switch. I vote OLDIES…KMPS PD Kenny Jay has been voted one of the Top Program Directors in Country music –Radio Ink…Last week’s TV ratings for cable news channels: Fox News was the most-watched basic cable network both in prime time and in total day viewers for the 5th consecutive week…MSNBC defeated CNN in total prime time audience this past week, coming in at No. 3, thanks to an especially strong performance from The Rachel Maddow Show – Radio Ink
Nobody turned on Steele, Lujack, Morgan, Dorman, Lundy, Brine, and the rest of radio’s iconic personalities and said, “I’m going to get me some great content.” We turned on our favorite radio station because the people behind the microphone were members of our family. We enjoyed spending time with them. We knew that what we were experiencing, they were experiencing right along with us. They were local & live. Read more at DICK TAYLOR’S BLOG
Is this a promo for KING 5 News?
For nearly 45 years Bob and Ray entertained millions of radio listeners and television viewers. Bob and Ray’s long partnership began at Boston radio station WHDH in 1946 when Goulding, after delivering the news on Elliott’s music program, began to stick around and swap anecdotes with the host. Listeners demanded more, however, and the station soon scheduled Matinee with Bob and Ray. It offered offbeat comments on the day’s news, fables about fictitious characters and bogus contest offers.
Today, a visit from the WORD WIZARD, Dr. Alfred Staphley…
Brandi Kruse has an issue with those who label her reporting as FAKE NEWS. There is a difference between FAKE NEWS and slanting reports in order to support a certain agenda.
Morgan Palmer [KIRO 7] at Overlake Medical Center with a leg injury today [and complications – sounds horrible…] will return to the news desk February 27.