July 1979 – Armand Chianti has been named program director of KZOK, bringing with him a background in album-oriented rock stations in Elgin, Rockford and Chicago Illinois. Chianti has already introduced several new announcers and released such KZOK regulars as Leroy Henry and Ron Chavis.
Robert Wikstrom manager of KXA, has been granted an equity position and named a vice president of Brent-Ru Inc., licensee of KXA. He was appointed to a similar position with the Great American Radio Corporation affiliated Brent-Ru firm which owns the new KCKO Spokane. Brent Larson is president and chief operating officer of both radio stations; Rune Goranson is chairman of both station’s Board of Directors both stations are also seeking the right to broadcast 24 hours. KXA has also had an application in to increase its power to 50,000 Watts
Ric Hansen has been named manager of stations operations at KTAC Tacoma. Previously KTAC program director, Hansen has also been named director of Contemporary Programming for Entercom Inc., KTAC’s parent company.
One of the challenges the new promotion brings is to revitalize an Entercom radio station in San Francisco. Hansen hopes to develop the Spanish-language ethnic music station into his Spanish rock format.
Since it is a sport you seldom hear on radio, it may take a bit of imagination to follow the bouncing balls at Wimbledon later this week on KAY0. The station will carry live coverage of the Wimbledon tennis tournament on a special radio network established by Robert Horowitz, broadcast entrepreneur. KAYO will offer delayed coverage of the women’s finals, at 6 PM Friday, but will offer live coverage of the men’s finals at 6 o’clock Saturday morning.
March 1949 – KXRO Aberdeen Deejay Dale Gunderson started a local craze for a Scandinavian disk, “Johnny Johnson’s Wedding” on the Harmony Music label…July 1955 – Bill Shine, KLAN Renton, now has a seven-hour record show from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. every night.