Pat Alder, 1240 KGY Olympia | June 1, 2000

New Contributor Pat Alder donated this 2-hour tape which sounds like it came right out of the studio recorder. The quality is so good, I decided to leave the tape intact. And, for another reason. Its an Adult Contemporary/Full-Service AM station that sounds modern, live and relevant. This brings up a point that someone brought up recently. Radio seems to have come to a point where smaller market stations, especially those left on AM, have to either do a better job of their formats than their big-city FM counterparts, or they have to all but eliminate any staff whatsoever, automate everything and run the station from a remote location as part of a large cluster. There’s really no room for anything in the middle. This station would definitely fit into the former category. I’m tot...