The KRAB Archive
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Mar 23, 1965 - Programming for housewives - CJ Skreen in the Seattle Times
See program guide Nbr 58. Back then, the old days, festivals and marathons were not limited to fund raising. Sometimes they were simply an opportunity for special programming.
Apr 1, 1965 - Jack Straw Memorial Foundation and KRAB file for tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service.
Apr 18, 1965 - The Morning Program - CJ Skreen in the Seattle Times
May 7 to 9, 1965 - Festival of Baroque 2
(Program guide Nbr 61)
Jun 1 to Jul 12, 1965 - Ridgemont Theatre 2nd International Film Festival helps support KRAB
Through a film benefit agreement with the Ridgemont, each special KRAB Foreign Film coupon turned in at the box office will entitle KRAB to a partial rebate on the cost of admission.
At the outset of this two-month long benefit program, the staff of KRAB extends thanks to Jim Selvidge of the Ridgemont Theater and Joy Fullerton, KRAB subscriber, whose efforts have made it all possible.
Jun 14 1965 - Origin of the KRAB Call Letters - CJ Skreen in the Seattle Times
Jun 25, 1965 - Exciting news from the Internal Revenue Service (If such were ever possible):
On Jun 25, we were advised that The Jack Straw Memorial Foundation, parent corporation of KRAB, qualified as a bona-fide non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This means that all subscriptions and contributions to the station are deductible from now henceforth. Our lawyers advise us that this determination is probably retroactive to Apr 15, 1964, the date that the Foundation assumed control of KRAB.
Announcement card printed by Duck Press:
Jun 29 1965 - Tax-exempt: Whee! - CJ Skreen in the Seattle Times
Oct 6, 1965 - KRAB is Un-American - CJ Skreen in the Seattle Times
Earlier this year, after assembling portfolios describing KRAB, with 8x10 photos and testimonials, Lorenzo Milam flew off to foundation land.
He returned from the East with $10,000 from Louis Schweitzer, who several years before had donated a commercial FM radio station to the Pacifica Foundation. You can read about the trip in the attached guide.
When KRAB scheduled the rebroadcast of one of Jean Shepherd's lectures on KRAB ("Radio Sorehead"), Shepherd returned the favor by reading the essay from the program guide (Nbr 74) on his latest show.
This marathon was typical in that it featured favorite programs from the previous 3 years.
Nov 16, 1965 - Lorenzo Milam, following the foot steps of Samuel Clemens, goes on the lecture circuit, Seattle Times
Nov 28, 1965 - Home viewers write about TV, Seattle Times
Nov 30, 1965 - Muzak and elevators - CJ Skreen in the Seattle Times
Dec 1, 1965 - Marathon results - CJ Skreen in the Seattle Times
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