Have always admired your radio stations.
I worked with Gary Todd 1967-68 after he left KIMN. We were a part of KYMN – Portland before the station got sold out from under us in the 11th hour…then again at KOL in Seattle.
Did WRKO 72-73, WSAI 73-76….AND WIFE (for about 20 minutes) before returning to Seattle to launch KYYX for Pat O’Day.
Have a website under development. The prototype is online at
http://www.robinmitchell.pro ….however that extension is not scanned by the search engines…so in the next 60 days I’ll be moving it over to dot com.
We all know the state of the radio industry sucks canal water. I noted Doug Ericson’s link on your website…and see he’s of the same mindset.
I’ll be 70 in July. However, I believe the programmers who came through the radio wars of the 60’s & 70’s….are the ones who can at the very least “advise” the next round of entrepreneurs “how to do great radio.”
Are you up for the “right challenge” should it present itself?
Of course Robin but I grew up in a world where compromise was a bad world. Unfortunately I just read that during a commencement address at a college recently President Obama claimed that in today’s world if you don’t compromise you may feel good but you won’t be successful.
Hi George. Please add me to your list. Thanks! Hollis W. Duncan, KVIL Engineering (1977)
I Enjoy your blog. Spent 50 years doing radio and loved (almost) every minute of it.
I’ve been at it for about the same amount of time Mike, thanks for the read and the comment.
Hi George: I enjoy reading your stories. I worked at CKY FM, and then CKY 580 from 1966-1971. Worked with some of the people you name, such as Frank Roberts, Bill Grogan, George Dawes and Embree McDairmid, probably many others whose names I don’t always remember. I got into the news side in about 1970, I think John Pierce was the news director, these days it’s hard to imagine that the big 3 AM stations in WPG (CKY, CKRC and CJOB) each had an 8 person news team. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for the read, John, I left CKY in 1968 for my first PD job in Saskatoon at CKOM. I started at CKY-FM as a part-time board-op and worked with all the legends. Jack Wells, Jimmy Darin, Gary Todd, Chuck Dann, Daryl ‘B’ Mark Parr, Dino Corrie, J Tobert Wood, as well as the names you’ve listed above. Real heady times for a lad like me who was just beginning his broadcasting career.
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