Flashback: January 1964

KVI OTRJANUARY 1964 – A feud may be in the offing. Early in December, Ed Sullivan announced he would introduce to American television a singing group called the Beatles, on his February 9 show. Jack Paar has jumped the gun and will show film clips of the British recording stars on his program January 3rd. The Beatles, for the benefit of the uninitiated, have been an absolute sensation in England, evoking the same type of hysteria among teenage girls that Sinatra generated in the war years…IGA Stores sponsor the weekday evening KTNT TV ‘Bingo’ game, which follows after 11-Star News at 10 p.m….
2:00 P.M. Fortunes of Captain Blood (1950) Channel 5
Louis Hayward; Irish doctor becomes the Spanish Main’s most-feared pirate.
4:30 P.M. The Little Colonel (1935) Channel 4
Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore; girl helps patch family differences.
4:30 P.M. Tarzan and the Huntress (1947) Channel 11
Johnny Weismuller, Brenda Joyce; [**Spoiler alert] Tarzan and animals drive hunters from jungle.
4:30 P.M. Marines Fly High (1940) Channel 13
Lucille Ball; action melodrama.
7:00 P.M. Little Old New York (1940) Channel 11
Alice Faye, Fred McMurray; story of Robert Fulton, steamboat pioneer.
7:00 P.M. Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947) Channel 13
Cary Grant, Myrna Loy; batchelor. plagued by school girl, falls for her sister, a judge.
Channel 13 signs on the air each weekday afternoon at 4:30 with Bozo in Toyland followed by Kartoonsville and then Western Jamboree, live from the KTVW studio at 5:30.
KVI radio revives old-time radio with a nightly revolving series of features:
Monday: The Green Hornet
Tuesday: The Shadow
Wednesday: Sherlock Holmes
Thursday: Famous Jury Trials
Friday: Dangerous Assignment
Sherlock Holmes, Famous Jury Trials and Dangerous Assignment are heard Sundays at 4 p.m. on a 90-minute rebroadcast.
ON THE AIR: Mike Altman, Bob Fleming, Ron Bailie, Les Williams, Ray Hutchinson and Jerry Holzinger [KOL 1300] Pat O’Day, J.J. Valley, Morton Downey, Dick Curtis, Lee Perkins, Lan Roberts and Mike Phillips [KJR 950] Mark Wayne, Ray Court, Bob Concie, Pat Lewis, Frosty Fowler [KING 1090] Al Cummings, Dave Clarke, Johnny Carver, Perry Allen, Jack Morton and Don Fuhrmann [KVI 570] Buck Ritchey, Chris Lane, Bobby Wooten, Don Williams, Paul Scott, Chuck Winston (Ellsworth) [KAYO 1150] Jack Hemingway, Dick Stokke, Jay Ward [KFKF 1330] Jim French, Arthur Godfrey/Dear Abby/Art Linkletter/Lowell Thomas-CBS, Bill Carter’s ‘Party Line’ [KIRO 710] KingsKlubhouse 1964

Boze show closes

bozeDavid Boze is quitting his KTTH radio talk show at the end of the month. No info on his future plans… 1590 KLFE is increasing daytime power from 5kW to 20kW…Former KIRO personality [1970s] Jim Gearhart is retiring. His last 25 years have been at WKXW-FM 101.5 [Jersey]. Gearhart blamed KIRO’s lack of promotion for the failure of his program to catch on with listeners. Gearhart suffered an injury earlier this year and has not been able to fully recover, prompting his decision not to return and to hang up the headphones…Apple is offering a new Bob Rivers Twisted Tunes app for the new Apple TV platform…The Tacoma Trib reports: the KPLU advisory board has unanimously voted that the next step in protest of the sale of the station to [competitor] KUOW should be a letter to the PLU Board of Regents and PLU President Thomas Krise.

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