Two programs to premiere on Channel 13

1960_ktvw_newsSeptember 27th 1959 — Two programs will premiere and one weekly offering will become a daily feature on Channel 13 beginning this Monday. The Norm Paige show, an hour-long program for women, will be seen weekday afternoons at 3 o’clock. Paige, a native Tacoman and former ABC correspondent, will present news and announcements and conduct interviews with visiting dignitaries and local personalities. Other features will be information and tips on home furnishings, fashions, cooking, dancing and weight and figure control. Paige also will present commentary on the day’s headlines on Newsroom, a 30 minute program which will be offered weeknights at 6:30. Howard Bogarte KTVW news director, will report the news. Sports coverage will be offered by John Jarstad, the station’s program director. The KTVW Dance Party, in addition to Saturday nights at 9 o’clock, will be expanded into a daily feature and televised at 5 in the afternoon. Cal Capener will serve as MC on the live daytime program, with Steve Wray handling the host assignment on Saturday nights. John Morgan, local recording personality, will appear on the premier program, singing his newest recording, “My place in the Sun.” Other groups scheduled include the Wailers and the Frantics.

Steve Wray doubled as a disc jockey on Renton’s KQDE. He had a 4 hour radio show Monday through Friday and was heard from noon until 6 every Sunday afternoon.1960_ktvw_look or listen
KTVW’s DANCE PARTY ran until March 1960. “Dance Party” was a common title for radio programs of that era.
The NORM PAIGE show eventually moved to “prime time,” 10 pm on KTVW, running until September 28, 1961, when KTVW cut programming down to about 11 hours per day, signing off at 9 p.m. The daytime schedule included several hours of DJ shows, spinning records in front of the TV cameras. Doc Watson and Jerry Holzinger were the Disc Jockeys. Holzinger replaced the original afternoon deejay, Cal Capener. This was many years before MTV. Bogarte hosted a 90-minute afternoon show following the “Look or Listen” block, at 2 p.m., right before “Cartoon Festival.”

KLAY: Mike Lonergan interview – 2011 [part 1]

A lot of Northwest radio history is discussed in this interview with one of radio’s “Good Guys” – Just a genuinely nice fellow, Mike Lonergan. This video interview is from 2011.
First, A little technical porn for die-hard tower gawkers and engineers. Plus,a glimpse at the KLAY control room and production room…

Mike Lonergan talks about growing up in Richland, being a radio techie/fan and his college-radio experience…

Mike Lonergan at the KLAY mic – also discussing his early radio career at KURB and that station’s talk format…

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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