Daylight Savings Affects West Coast Broadcast Times

September 29th 1940/Seattle Times-Robert Heilman — Today is now a year’s day for the radio air lanes.
Seattle and other Pacific Northwest listeners will hear their favorite programs an hour later than in recent weeks.
Residents in other sections turned their clocks back 1 hour at 2:00 this morning, so Pacific Northwest stations will broadcast national programs an hour later.
The radio time picture is a trifle more complicated than that, however, it involves the return of some shows for the winter after a summer vacation– a return at yet different times. Other programs are changing days, others are entirely new shows, with new times and days, but for the same sponsors. And yet, more will remain the same, despite other disturbances. “Happy New Year!” And happy dialing!
Happy “fish dialing” in fact, to salt water fishing devotees who don’t go down to Ray’s Boathouse on Harbor Island this forenoon for the finals of the Seattle Times City Salmon Derby, for they may tune in at 9:30 o’clock on KIRO and listen in on the windup.
Maury Rider, chief announcer for the station and himself a fishing fan, will introduce and interview each of the six persons who win the major prizes in the big contest–$1000 and 5 automobiles. Rider will also describe the scene as nearly 600 fishermen come into shore with their Elliott Bay catches, and as thousands of spectators gather about the judge’s stand. Mayor Arthur B. Langley is scheduled to speak.
As for daylight saving changes and new shows…
Among NBC shows, the local outlets are especially proud of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, with Basil Rathbone again being heard as Sherlock and Nigel Bruce once more taking the role of Dr. Watson. The first adventure will be heard at 9:30 o’clock tonight on KOMO.
On KOMO today, look for the Fellowship Hour at 9:00 this morning, undisturbed in a storm of changes. The Radio Reporter will be heard at 8:45 o’clock tonight.
At the same station tomorrow, changes include Mine to Cherish at 9:30 o’clock in the morning, and That Girl, Ruth Giascott, at 10 o’clock. Your Treat will be heard at 3:00, and Homekeeper’s Calendar at 8:15 o’clock. A new show on that station tomorrow will be Lone Journey at 2:15 o’clock in the afternoon.

MANY CHANGES ON KJR

KJR’s time changes include Bill Stern’s Sportsreel at 8 o’clock this evening. The News Reporter will be heard at 9:30 o’clock tonight, the same as usual. New shows on the station include Ahead of the Headlines at 11:45 o’clock, probably dying to live up to it’s title. On the same station tomorrow, Adventures in Reading will be at 7:30 o’clock at night; Tom Mix, 5:45 o’clock, and Wife Saver at 5 o’clock, all in the evening.
KOL will present again the Show of the Week, beginning at 3:30 o’clock today, with Milton Berle as the first of a series of guest comedians to include Lou Holtz, George Jessel, Bert Gordon and others, appearing against a background of “name” bands. Today’s orchestra is Vincent Lopez’s aggregation.
The Shadow will return to KOL at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon and every Sunday at the same time, says Miss Fair Taylor, with a gleam of pride in her bright blue eye as she taps out both the continuity and publicity for the Mutual-Don Lee outlet in Seattle. John B. Hughes, the onetime Tacoman who made good and in the big networks will be heard at 10 o’clock in the morning, beginning tomorrow on KOL.
The Green Hornet, another KOL top flight program, will return at 5 o’clock Tuesday and Thursday evenings, beginning this week. For a brand new program on the same station, try Captain Midnight, a new serial adventure show for children, to be heard at 5:45 o’clock Monday through Fridays, beginning tomorrow. Also new will be Double or Nothing, radio’s umpteenth quiz show, at 8:30 o’clock tomorrow and every Monday night.
Perhaps the greatest offering KOL has to make to the radio world this season is it’s acquisition of the Symphony Hour previously heard on the Red Network of the National Broadcasting Company. It will be heard at 8 o’clock Thursday nights, beginning this week.
With Howard Barlow conducting, the Columbia Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra will present an all-Russian program, featuring the music of Tschaikowsky, at noon today on KVI and KIRO…
Design for Happiness will make its debut at 2 o’clock today on CBS stations. The program will introduce Izler Solomon, 30-year-old American conductor, with the Chicago Women’s Symphony Orchestra of sixty-five pieces. They will be heard each Sunday afternoon, Gladys Swarthout will present her sister, Roma Slaughter, soprano, in her radio debut on this program.
The Sunday Evening Hour will start its seventh season at 6 o’clock tonight on KIRO and KVI, with Lily Pons and Andre Kostelanetz as guest stars. Kostelanetz will direct the symphony orchestra.
Inaugurating a new policy, the quiz program, Take It Or Leave It with Bob Hawk as master of ceremonies, will be heard from a different city each Sunday for the next nine weeks.
Helen Hayes, the “First Lady” of the American Theatre, will be starred in “Victoria and Albert” as the premiere vehicle for Columbia network’s new Helen Hayes theatre today, and each Sunday at 7:30 o’clock.

Early TV highlights

Seattle_KRSC-PanelTruck-1948August 8, 1954 (TV) Twisting the dials: the Du Mont network will supply both KTNT & KOMO with the All-Star football game to be played in Chicago, Saturday evening.
…Highlights of yesterday’s gold cup race will be shown tonight on KING at eight and on KTNT at 9:45…”Man of the Week” will replace “Crossroads in Asia” on KTNT at 2:30 Sunday afternoons beginning today… Gail Davis, who was here last Tuesday to take part in Seafair activities, stars in tonight’s episode of Death Valley Days at 9:00 on channel 5… Claire Trevor, film star, has the lead in “Foggy Night” a mystery at eight tonight on KTNT… Jack Carson will take over as host of the “Bob Crosby Show” for a week beginning at 11:30am tomorrow on KTNT… At the request of Karla Ekram of Vashon, the training of falcons will be demonstrated on “You Asked For It” at eight tomorrow night on KING…[photo of KRSC panel truck is from HistoryLink.org]

Part 2 – Stredicke: Northwest Sportscaster Roster

Bolland, ChuckChuck Bolland was born in Tacoma in 1941 and started school at Bryant Elementary in the Hilltop area before the family moved to Lakewood. He was in the fifth grade at Lakewood Elementary when the family moved to Idaho.
Chuck came back to Tacoma often to visit family and when he was about 11 years of age, his uncle, Elliot Brown, would bring him along to work at a little building near the River Road-Pioneer Way intersection. This was the transmitter location for KTAC. At the time, KTAC’s studios were located in the Winthrop Hotel, but the night DJ’s did their shows from the transmitter site. For Chuck this made quite a lasting impression.
Chuck got a weekend job on the small town’s radio station. He was often called-in after school to fill in a shift for vacations and vacancies. First some jobs in small towns in Southern California, and then the Tri-Cities and Spokane, In 1964 he became news director for KJR. That’s where the daily sports feature, “This is Chuck Bolland and That’s the Way the Ball Bounces” came into being. This set a style of sports reporting that could best be described as sports editorializing.
Bolland left Seattle to accept an offer in Cincinnati that provided station management and placed him in front of the television camera.
Bolland returned to the Northwest in 1976, landing at KTAC. For the next ten years he was the station’s news director, but once again was best known for the daily sports commentary. “It was something I could never escape and I’d have to say I’m glad I didn’t”, said Chuck. After 10 years he went to work for the Washington State Legislature as a public information officer and later in the Department of Fish and Wildlife where Bolland produced audio-visual projects as well as a monthly cable TV show called, “Wild About Washington.”
Bolland has continued to produce five sports commentaries each week for distribution to several Northwest radio stations, including KLAY, Tacoma. (CHBCenter, 2014).

 

Blair, Bud-head shotBefore professional sports took root in the Puget Sound area, local schools drew the allegiance of fans. For those who followed teams from Puyallup and Pacific Lutheran University in the 1970s, their source for news and play-by-play action was Bud Blair.
Hayden (Bud) Blair created an atmosphere that made the athletes and their fans feel like their game was the most important game in the area every time he took the mic.
Unfortunately, not only Blair’s career, but his life, was cut too short. He died a couple hours after broadcasting a PLU basketball game at the College of Idaho in Caldwell on February 5, 1978 two weeks before his 37th birthday. He had gone to dinner with Ed Anderson, PLU coach, and Gary Wusterbarth, his color man on the broadcast. Blair collapsed in his motel room.
Bud was born in Tacoma in 1941 and graduated from Stadium High. He started the Blair Sports Network around 1966 and began freelancing as a broadcaster and photographer. Later, he was part owner and then full owner of KUPY 1450 AM in Puyallup. From 1970 until his death, he called the action for PLU basketball and football games.
Bud was noted for injecting his personality into his broadcasts. It was not enough just to say scored, who made two yards and who made the tackle.

“Holy Humptulips” and “He’s covered like a Tukwila fog,” were a staple of most Blair broadcasts. There were other favorites including, “In the popcorn machine,” and “Down the elevator shaft,” along with, “It’s a 20-footer that goes 18, five-star stump floating barn burner” and “goodness gracious, Agnes,” that made his broadcast unique.
In the spring and summer Blair turned his attention to the unlimited hydroplane circuit. He traveled to the sites of the hydro series taking photos and calling race action. One of his most famous hydro photos captured Mickey Remund catapulting from his boat as it flipped mid-air. (CHBCenter, 2014)

 

HuardBrockBrock Huard has continued a family tradition in sports throughout the past 20 years, first on the field and in recent years in the broadcast booth.
He has called college football games for ESPN since 2008. He has served as both a gameday and studio analyst for both ESPN and ABC, and since 2009 he has co-hosted a morning radio show on 710 ESPN. He joined the Seattle Seahawks preseason television broadcast booth leading up to the 2013 season.
Huard grew up in Puyallup and became one of the top high school quarterback in the country in the early 1990s under the tutelage of his father, Puyallup High School coach Mike Huard. Brock was named Gatorade National Player of the Year, All-State and Class AAA State Player of the Year, and he received high school All-American honors from five different sources. He remained in the Puget Sound region for college, setting 20 quarterback school records at University of Washington.
His hometown Seattle Seahawks drafted Huard in the third round of the 1999 NFL draft, and he spent six seasons in the NFL with both the Seahawks and the Indianapolis Colts. (CHBCenter, 23014)
 

Damon Huard - mugDamon Huard took his quarterbacking skills from Puyallup High School to the University of Washington and eventually to 12 seasons in the NFL. In 2010 he took his football insight, including two Super Bowl rings, to the KOMO radio booth adding color commentary alongside long-time Husky voice Bob Rondeau.
Huard was a three-year starter for the Huskies. He went on to play 12 seasons in the NFL with Miami, New England and Kansas City. With the Patriots, he won two Super Bowl rings as a backup to Tom Brady.
In addition to his radio duties, he has also acted as the UW football program’s chief administrative officer focusing on player development and professional growth and he has been a fundraiser for the football program and university.
Damon and brother Brock became the first brothers to start at quarterback in the NFL on the same weekend – Nov. 26, 2000. Damon started for the Miami Dolphins against the Indianapolis Colts while Brock started for the Seahawks against the Denver Broncos. (CHBCenter, 2014)

 

Bowman, Ed 1Ed Bowman enjoyed a 25-year sports broadcasting career in Tacoma, calling action ranging from Cammarano Brothers-Double Cola Little League Caravan baseball all the way through high school, college and professional sports.
Bowman’s broadcasting career got its start in 1955 while he was a student at College of Puget Sound. “Clay Huntington gave me the opportunity to do radio play-by-play of six or seven games at the Washington State High School Class B Basketball Tournament at the College of Puget Sound Fieldhouse,” Bowman recalled. For the next 25 years until he moved out of the Puget Sound area, Bowman did radio and television broadcasts of hundreds of sports at all levels.
Bowman worked with long-time Tacoma Cubs play-by-play man Don Hill on the broadcasts of the team’s run to the 1969 Pacific Coast League championship. Bowman also handled public address and public relations duties for the Cubs, in addition to writing game stories for Associated Press and United Press International.
When Hill took a group of Tigers boosters to Honolulu for games against the Hawaii Islanders, Bowman slid into Hill’s chair doing local re-creations of those games based off of wire reports. “I remember signing off the air at 2 or 3 a.m. on those re-created live broadcasts from Honolulu,” Bowman said.
Frequently Bowman worked alongside Doug McArthur calling the action as the Loggers and college and high school football, baseball and basketball games — along with some swim meets.
Bowman’s broadcast career ended in 1980 when he moved to the San Francisco Bay area where he became an executive in international transportation, trade development and marketing. (CHBCenter, 2014)

 

headshotjerryhowarthJerry Howarth’s time in the South Puget Sound region was short but vital to a sportscasting career that made him a tenured radio voice for Major League Baseball.
Howarth began his broadcast career in 1974 with The Tacoma Twins of the Pacific Coast League on KTNT. He added University of Puget Sound baseball and football. Howarth moved to Salt Lake City to take on play-by-play for the Pacific Coast League’s Gulls in 1976. He followed that with a double-duty stint, assistant general manager and play-by-play broadcaster for the Salt Lake City Prospectors in the Western Basketball Association. That led to the Utah Jazz and eventually a full time position with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1982. Howarth has done play-by-play for the Toronto Blue Jays for more than 30 years.
Howarth’s signature home run call, “Up! Up! Up! And there (s)he goes!” (CHBCenter, 2014)