1990: On The Radio

KLSY (92.5 fm/1540 am simulcast)
5:30am-10am BRUCE MURDOCK, TIM HUNTER, DAVE SLOAN & ALICE PORTER
10am-3pm BOB BROOKS
3pm-7pm Cartunes w/ CHARLIE BUSH
7pm-12am Lights Out w/ DELILAH RENE
12am-5:30am TONY MARCUS

KUBE (93.3 — CHR)
6am-10am CHARLIE BROWN & TY FLINT
10am-2pm TOM HUYTLER (sports on KOMO)
2pm-6pm BARRY BECK & KELLY BRIDGES
6pm-11pm JERRY HART
11pm-6am JEFF WEST

KMPS (94.1 fm, 1300 am COUNTRY– simulcasting 24/7 apparently)
6am-10am ICHABOD CAINE & THE WAKING CREW (with Don Riggs & Patti Par)
10am-3pm STUBBS
3pm-7pm TONY THOMAS
7pm-12a JENNIFER WOOD
12a-6am DEREK MURRAY

KLTX (95.7 — AC)
6am-10am CHAD DOUGLAS
10am-2pm GLEN MARTIN
2pm-6pm JIM DAI
6pm-6am just music

KXRX (96.5)
6am-10am GARY CROW & MIKE WEST
10am-2pm DR. ROCK
2pm-6pm ROBIN & MAYNARD
6pm-10pm BEAU ROBERTS
10pm-2am DEAN CARLSON
2am-6am SCOTT VANDERPOOL

KBSG (97.3 — OLDIES)
6am-10am VIC ORLANDO & CHET ROGERS
10am-2pm MARK CHRISTOPHER
2pm-6pm JOE MICHAELS
6pm-10pm KIM WILSON
12am-6am JESS RANDALL

KEZX (98.9 — “PROGRESSIVE ALBUM ROCK”/pre-AAA)
6am-10am TAMI BENNETT & JILL KENLY
10am-3pm CAROL HANDLEY
3pm-7pm PEYTON MAYS & ABBI KAPLAN
7pm-12pm JAY PHILLIPS
12am-6am JOHN NELSON

KISW (99.9)
6am-10am BOB RIVERS
10am-2pm DAN WILKE
2pm-6pm STEVE SLATON
6pm-10pm MIKE JONES
10pm-2am CATHY FAULKNER
2am-6am JON BALLARD

KSEA (100.7 — SOFT AC)
6am-10am FRANK SHIERS
10am-2pm DAVE YOUNG
2pm-8pm DAN MURPHEY
8pm-6am “NIGHT SONGS”

KPLZ (101.5fm, CHR)
6am-10am KENT & ALAN
10am-2pm RICK HANSEN
2pm-6pm ERIC FUNK
6pm-10pm MARK ALLEN
10pm-2am B.J. DONOVAN

KZOK (102.5, Classic Rock)
5:30am-10am JAMES YOUNG
10am-3pm SUSAN McKENZIE
3pm-6pm LARRY SHARP
6pm-10pm VIC THE DUDE
10pm-2am KEN CARSON
2am-5:30am CHRIS RUSSELL

KRPM (106.1 fm, 770 am COUNTRY — also simulcasting 24/7)
5:30am-10am RP McMURPHY, MARK PIERCE & ANN D’ANGELO
10am-3pm TOM CHURCH
3pm-7pm DEWEY BOYNTON
7pm-12am SANDY LOUIE
12am-5:30am LIA KNIGHT

KMGI (107.7 — Hot AC)
6am-10am THE I-GUYS
10am-2pm RANDY LUNDQUIST
2pm-6pm JEFF KING
6pm-8pm RON HARRIS
8pm-12am ANGIE GOOD
12am-6am RICH ELLIS

KVI (570 AM — OLDIES)
6am-10am DICK CURTIS
10am-3pm BRIAN GREGORY
3pm-7pm PAUL THOMPSON
7pm-12am HEIDI MAY
12am-6am JIM MARTIN

KIRO (710am, News/Talk)
4:30am-9:30am BILL YEEND & DAVE STONE
9:30am-12pm JIM FRENCH
12pm-3pm (listed simply as MARINER BASEBALL)
3pm-7pm DAVE DOLACKY & GREGG HERSHOLT
7pm-10pm WAYNE CODY
10pm-12am TALKNET w/BRUCE WILLIAMS
12am-4:30am TALKNET w/NEIL MYERS

KTAC (850am, CHR)
6am-10am LOU ROBBINS, BILL OGDEN/news
10am-2pm PETER DOEBLIN
2pm-3pm CHAZ KELLY
3pm-6pm SUGAR BRUCE CANNON, BILL OGDEN/news
6pm-7pm PM Tacoma (talk)
7pm-12am MARK FLEMING
12am-5am GARY BUTTERWORTH
5am-6am LEIF ANDERS

KIXI (880 am, Music of the 30s, 40s & 50s )
5:30am-9am MIKE WEBB
9am-5:30 am Transtar Syndication

KJR (950am, classic hits/sports hybrid)
6am-10am GARY LOCKWOOD, CHUCK KNOPF, STACIE HANSON
10am-2pm BOB BROOKS
2pm-6pm JIM DAI (looks like he was on-air simultaneously on sister station KLTX — obviously voicetracked)
6pm-8pm Calling All Sports w/ BOB BLACKBURN
8pm-10pm RON BARR’s Sports Byline Show
10pm-12am Sports Talk Final
12am-6am (repeat of past 6 hours)

KOMO (1000AM, Full Service)
5am-10am LARRY NELSON
10am-12pm KEITH JONASSON
12pm-1pm Noon Report with PAUL HARVEY
1pm-3pm KEITH JONASSON
3pm-7pm NORM GREGORY
7pm-12am JOE COBURN
12am-5am JAYNIE DILLON
2am-6am JON BALLARD

KING (1090AM, News/Talk)
5am-9am ROBERT HARDWICK, DEB HENRY & TONY MINER
9am-12pm JIM ALTHOFF
12pm-3pm CHRIS BRECHER
3pm-7pm MIKE SIEGEL
7pm-9pm SALLY JESSE RAPHAEL
9pm-12am LARRY KING
12am-3am TOM SNYDER

KEZX-AM (1150, Business News)
6am-12pm RONNIE HAYS
12pm-8pm FINN MacGINTY
8pm-12am Ways & Means w/ DON McDONALD
12am-6am Business News

KWYZ (1230 AM – “Pop Country” is how their format is described)
6am-10am ROBERT O’BRIAN & DENNIS WILLS
10am-2pm DENNIS ARLINGTON
2pm-6pm JACK ALLEN
6pm-11pm ATHEN JAMES
11pm-6am WAYNE “CANADA” COURDRAY

KKFX (1250 AM – Urban AC)
6am-10am TOM REDDICK
10am-2pm NIKKI HILL-GARRETT
2pm-6pm DEACON BAKER
6pm-10pm HOUSE PARTY w/ERIC JOHNSON
10pm-6am BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE FUNK/HOUSE PARTY

KLAY 1480
6am-9am AMERICAN SUNRISE NEWS
9am-11am RUSH LIMBAUGH
11am-1pm GORDON ELLIOT
1pm-2pm DR. DEAN EDELL
2pm-3pm CHUCK HARDER
3pm-5pm SONNY BLOCK
5pm — SIGNOFF

KBRO (1490 AM – Adult Contemporary)
6am-10am TOM HANSEN & DAVID WYMAN
10am-3pm STU PRINCE
3pm-6pm JEFF FRENCH
6pm-11pm GREGG KAY
11pm-2am THE LARRY KING SHOW (synd. talk)
2am-6am STEVE SHAW

L.H. Bates/KTOY Antenna Pounded By Windstorm

More about L.H. Bates Vocational-Technical Institute’s radio station KTOY [original call letters KTPS, now KYFQ and owned by the Bible Broadcasting Network.]

Bates provided future broadcasters with the skills to pass the FCC license exams, but also offered on-air experience and technical training in both radio and television [KTPS Channel 62. This later became KBTC Channel 28]

In February 1981, it all came crashing down.




Peggy Bunker bio

Former KOMO 4 anchor-reporter Peggy Bunker now anchors the weekend edition of NBC Bay Area News [KNTV 12] at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. She also reports for NBC Bay Area’s evening weekday newscast three nights a week and contributes to special project reports. [from KNTV bio] Peggy has spent most of her television career in New York City, where she anchored a number of morning newscasts including “World News Now” and “America This Morning” for ABC News in New York.

At KTOY, We Played The Hits & Carried A Big Stick

Students at KTOY [the LH Bates Voc-Tech radio station] were encouraged to develop programming that might run on weekends or in the case of the Soul Sound of KTOY, carry the station through the summertime.

One such regular feature of KTOY, was the Variedas Latinas program each Sunday morning at 6 – this Spanish language music program was hosted by Mario Briones.

As this program began during my time at KTOY, I was introduced to Mario and remember him as being a very nice person, with a good sense of humor. I have one specific memory about Mario though.

I hung out at KTOY to get in extra time on the air. There was a particular snowy, winter evening where Tacoma was hit with many inches of snow and I was certain that the morning guy assigned to open the station would not be able to drive in to town. I decided to set my alarm for 3 am and hike downtown, about 6 miles from my house at the time, to open up the station. I had the front door key because I often opened and signed on.

I was correct in thinking that no one would be there at 6am. I arrived around 4:30, prepared the news copy, pulled some music to play and then at 5:40, I went up to the rooftop of Bates Vocational’s building at 11th & Yakima, with a large stick, and banged against a cable hanging off the tower — as I recall, this was to get any water, ice or snow off of or out of this cable. It seemed that sometimes, this condensation or moisture, prevented us from getting the station on the air. When we had problems firing up the station, going to the rooftop and hitting the cable with a stick got us back on the air. If there is a broadcast engineer out there that can explain this better, please tell us what this was all about.

Anyway, I digress. One Sunday morning, Mario called me and sounded quite alarmed. He was at the station and needed someone to come take over, because he had to get to the emergency room. I was unsure what the emergency was, but rushed downtown as quickly as possible.

When I arrived at the station, I saw that the window on the front door had been shattered. Upstairs, Mario was waiting, with a towel or shirt wrapped around his bleeding arm. He had gone out to his car to gather a few record albums, propping the door to the building open with a stick. The door began to close and Mario ran to grab the doorknob, instead, shoving his arm through the window.

Mario was as dedicated as they come, and did an outstanding job with his Sunday morning program. [Jason Remington]


 Radio listings from 1977 


In 1940, a technical education program was founded in the basement of Hawthorne Elementary School. During the 1941-42 school year, the program was officially named the Tacoma Vocational School. In 1944, LaVerne Hazen Bates (L. H. Bates) became the director of the school. In 1947, the school changed its name to the Tacoma Vocational-Technical Institute. After L. H. Bates retired in 1969, the Tacoma School Board changed the name of the school to the “L. H. Bates Vocational Technical Institute.” In 1991, the state separated the vocational technical institutes from the local school districts and they came under the auspices of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
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