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Does this bring back memories?
I have spent many a late night out at the transmitter, sometimes with legends.
Swingin' Gentlemen, Here are 32 pictures of my transmitters around Or-Wash and some of the humans who make this all possible.
In 1961, we used to sneak out to the K I S N transmitter on Smith Lake where the building bottom floor went through the Van Port flood of the 1940's.
There was Buanna Johnny being mentored by newsman, Bill Howlitt in doing funny bits. I was amazed at Buanna's humor. We would sit-in on Frank Benny, Paul Oscar Anderson and newsman Herm Clevor and nighttime Pat Pattee.
My most recent memory of radio was about 2005 at KFIR in Sweet Home, Oregon.Outside the studio, the weeds (Flowers) were tall, even around the stick! Inside, the dark-bearded disc jockey spoke in golden tones. The thousand watt tea-kettle with 4-400 finals were dark red or orange in the plates. The fragrance of the studio and carpet brought me back to my first days in radio and possibly to 1963 at KWAY 1570, Forest Grove, Oregon.
The DJ there called Peter Anthony Mann who used Gene Nelson was really with me at the Grove. K-way, the Only Way! Other voices were Slow Joe with the Voice of a Crow, doin' the Mornin' Show, John Starr, who tied-up his horse out on the station hitching rack, Paul Savorcool, owner, GM and DJ. It was a wonderful memorable time.
We had visits from Robin Mitchell. We used "When News Breaks Out, K-way breaks in". Then we would find any old news story, just so we could run the cart.
If you remember other names, list them in the Guest Book. It'll come back to me.
Your Man, Chuck Weber