1150 KAYO

Buck Ritchie, KAYO “Country KO” 1150 Seattle | Sometime 1964

From the Aircheck trader’s board at our co-located sister site, Radioinsight.com comes this super-old and very rare aircheck of Country station KAYO 1150 Seattle. This is a scoped recording, however, very noticable while editing this down from the original, this morning show was very sold out… plus, notice (especially you kids…), this is NOT a ‘more music’ station by any stretch. The jock, Buck Ritchie, is really coming across like a country personality. This could be good or bad, depending upon how one looked at hillbilly-types back in 1964 in Seattle.. but he definitely fit the music and the format here. Noteables: KAYO local Seattle news on the Hour, Mutual news on the hour and half hour, LOTS of local commericals, and not even ONE station jingle. This is d...

Mike Phillips, 1150 KAYO Seattle | March 30, 1962

When we received this group of tapes from Contributor Robyn Watts, we never dreamed of the gems we’d find inside. AM 1150 Seattle was known as “Country KO” for a time… much of the 1960s into the 70s. However, this nearly 5 minute scope of Mike Phillips (KFRC) showcases the EARLY Top 40 format that this station had in the first part of the decade. Notice the old (we think) CRC jingles to start off. Mike Phillips sounds very ‘official’ here, both as a jock, and as the news announcer towards the end of the recording. A one minute newscast, “Worth 60 seconds of your time” catches Phillips at his News-rigidly best. Its very difficult to find anything to criticize here. An early Top 40 format on a well-produced station. Phillips doesn’t miss ...

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