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KRAB's Last Night -
April 15, 1984
The agreement for the sale of KRAB to Sun Belt Communications was executed Friday April 13, 1984. You can read about it in The Radio Papers available from Mho & Mho Works for cheap and elsewhere for more.
Then, on Sunday the 15th, Catherine Taylor was a few minutes into her show “The Music Room” when several people arrived at the 23rd and Jackson studios. They explained her program would be pre-empted, so as to air a special program commemorating the last night of KRAB. The program participants included station founders Lorenzo Milam, Gary and Marguerite Margason, and John Gallant, JSMF Trustee Libby Sinclair, Bob West, Tiny Freeman, Phil Bannon, Paul Dorpat, and others.
Audio of the......was it a wake? Lots of funny stories and giggling
Listen now - The Last Night 04/15/84
9:00 pm - The Music Room – Kathryn Taylor (18:26)
9:20 pm - KRAB Founders and Friends: Lorenzo Milam, Gary Margason, Jonathan Gallant, Marguerite Margason, Tiny Freeman, Libby Sinclair, Paul Dorpat, Phil Bannon, Bob West. Talking about 22 years of KRAB (1:34:59)
11:00 pm - Resumption of The Music Room (47:42)
04/16/84 - 1:33 am - The Last signoff - With the observations of Paul Dorpat (2:54)
Photos and off-the-air recording of KRAB's last night of broadcast at 23rd and Jackson courtesy of Paul Dorpat.
Left to right, Marguerite Margason, John Gallant, Bob West, Phil Bannon, Lorenzo Milam (foreground). That's the same Neumann microphone featured here.
Bob West, Phil, Lorenzo
Left to right, Lorenzo (foreground), Tiny Freeman, Libby Sinclair, Paul Dorpat, Marguerite
Gary Margason (left), Tiny, Lorenzo, Marguerite
Into the dark night...................
(Resisting the temptation to invoke Saint John of the Cross here.....)
This clipping is from The Seattle Times Tuesday April 17, 1984. Note the comment about how the new owners, Sun Belt, will be assembling a "professional staff".
If you possess any souvenirs (program guides, tapes, or photos) or have a story about your experience with KRAB you are willing to share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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