Bob Dye, a radio DJ and promoter from Ontario, Oregon, has recently passed away.
The Finley-Sunset Hills Mortuary and Sunset Hills Memorial Park provided a nice overview of his career:
Bob spent most of his early years in the Huntington and Ontario where his radio career began. He did the play-by-play for several [...]
Lately, I’ve been celebrating a little more than usual. For years, I’ve been pestering my pal Buddy Awreetus to get off his proverbial heinie and do some proper digital transfers of the barely-heard audio recordings of his old “Live Open Mike” shows that he hosted on KFJC radio way back in the early [...]
Regular readers of this blog know the significance of KFJC Radio, as it was the location where a 63 hour marathon entitled “Maximum LOUIE LOUIE” took place in 1983, providing the radio airwaves with over 800 unique versions of the song, and what became a major turning point in the career of Richard [...]
Here’s an odd little bit I’m surprised I didn’t find sooner – Frank Zappa appearing on Howard Stern‘s radio show, playing a little bit of LOUIE LOUIE together back in 1984.
On Howard Stern’s HowardStern.com website, this particular moment is considered #98 of the of the “Top 101 Musical Performances onThe [...]
This is actually old news, but I just found out that Bob Summerrise has passed away in 2010.
Bob Summerrise was the highly influential disc jockey and record store owner in Seattle during the 1950′s that exposed a lot of kids to rhythm & blues music, including Richard Berry‘s LOUIE LOUIE.
I’m very fortunate [...]
The Pacific Northwest music scene has lost another legend.
Seattle DJ & music historian Danny Holiday, has passed away after an extended illness. Looking at the various online articles about Danny, I discovered….
- Danny was born Daniel Prescott Thygesen in March 23, 1943 in Everett, Washington.
- Danny was a disc [...]
Time for a blast from the past….
My friend Michael “Mickey Dreadlocks” Dresbach recently shared a special LOUIE LOUIE he recorded for the KFJC Maximum LOUIE LOUIE marathon of 1983. This is one of the handful of LOUIEs that he recorded for this event.
Michael not only recorded some different LOUIEs for the event, [...]
In the course of my promotion of the upcoming KFJC radio special about LOUIE LOUIE, I somehow neglected to the name of this very special event.
“The Return of the Invasion of MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE” is what this 4 hour event shall be called, referencing the original “MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE” marathon that started this [...]
I was interviewed by Jennifer Waits for the RadioSurvivor.com website, where I was able to talk about he KFJC MAXIMUM LOUIE LOUIE marathon and the upcoming follow-up show that’s happening next Monday- International LOUIE LOUIE Day.
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Just a little reminder ….. there’s six more days before “International LOUIE LOUIE Day!”
There will be a 4 hour radio show on International LOUIE LOUIE Day – Monday, April 11 at 7 pm – 11 pm (west coast California time). The radio station is KFJC Radio, 89.7 FM, which can be heard via [...]