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Sacramento Radio Voices
by Alex Cosper
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After working in radio for many years in San Francisco, Sacramento, Milwaukee
and Palm Springs, I decided to share my experiences by writing about them. In the
process and I wrote about the many talented radio people I worked with. Then I started
thinking of all the people I hadn't worked with but thought made a nice contribution
to the airwaves. So I started a bigger project called "American Radio History" to
document radio history in cities around the country.
Sacramento Radio History was a fun project because I know a lot of the
personalities. I started listening to Sacramento radio in 1973 when I was
11 years old, writing down the news from KFBK and constructing a handwritten
newspaper for my parents. In 1974 I became interested in top 40 music so I started
listening to KROY and KANDIE. By high school in the late 70s FM radio was becoming
big thanks to improved technology so I started listening to KZAP, Earth Radio, KROY FM
In 1984 as a Communications major at Sac State I had my choice of interning at
news station KFBK, country station KRAK AM or top 40 station KWOD, which is what
I chose because I was familiar with the format. FM 102 dominated the format in the
80s and 90s but KWOD did well as a competitor in the 80s. Then in 1991 KWOD
switched format fromtop to Alternative and I became Program Director.
Read the rest of the story here.
So here's what I came up with for Sacramento Radio History: a huge body of
research that dates back to the beginning of radio. Read it at
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