NFR KJR Going Away???

freestoneangler

Not to be confused with Freestone
#1
Nearly fell off the ladder today trying to catch the back end of what I thought was an announcement that KJR was closing up on August 12th. While getting some much needed re-caulking done on the truck camper, I hear Bob Rivers saying; "it's been fun", "hanging up", "like to thank my crew" and "when it all comes to an end"... :eek: ! Getting the complete message a few segments later brought much relief...though still some concern. Only Bob is hanging up the headphones and shutting off his microphone. A new KJR format starts and with that hopefully continued success and little departure from the best radio station in Seattle (for us older folks anyway).

In all fairness, this is fishing related IMO as I (and I'm betting a good many on WFF) have listened to this station for a long time while driving to/from fishing, tying flies and camping when in the area. Long live classic rock.
 

Greg Armstrong

OldRodsHaveMoreFun
#2
Been listening to KJR since the AM days. :cool:
KOL too - they were rivals on the AM dial way back (when the Stones and Kinks and the Who were new...).

I still remember the KJR AM jingle!
Thanks for the memories Freestoneangler!
 

Salmo_g

Well-Known Member
#4
I grew up listening to KJR AM in the 60s, with DJ Pat O'day and others. KOL too - more music, more often. I only listen to KJR FM a little bit these days, but enough to have a station pre-set on my car radio. What's the new format going to be? Frankly, I've been a man without a home radio station since the Mountain (103.7) changed its adult rock format 3 or 4 years ago. Hard to believe I listen to Ron & Don (Kiro FM) on the way home from work in the afternoon.
 
#6
Next Friday is the last day for Bob and they will let us know what is happening on the 8th. We will have to wait till then to find out what is up.
 

Greg Armstrong

OldRodsHaveMoreFun
#8
I grew up listening to KJR AM in the 60s, with DJ Pat O'day and others. KOL too - more music, more often. I only listen to KJR FM a little bit these days, but enough to have a station pre-set on my car radio. What's the new format going to be? Frankly, I've been a man without a home radio station since the Mountain (103.7) changed its adult rock format 3 or 4 years ago. Hard to believe I listen to Ron & Don (Kiro FM) on the way home from work in the afternoon.
geez Salmo, and we both flyfish too.
Seems we've wandered the same path.
 

David Loy

Senior Moment
#12
I too grew up to KJR and KOL. Imagine that. I Fitch too.
Then you guys remember the Mountain ( when it was amazing), the Fresh Air and Lance Romance.
There were some good daze back there.
 

Go Fish

Language, its a virus
#14
Obviously not a NW native. KJR was the bomb
in the 50's 60's 70's if you want a good read
pick up Beau Phillips book " I killed Pink
Floyd's pig. A great book on early Seattle
radio. He was the PM at KISW. I'll miss Bob
Rivers. Great show with witty banter.
 

Dipnet

The wanted posters say Tim Hartman
#15
Man, I can sure remember listening to both KJR and KOL "back in the day"! Pat O'Day, Larry Lujack, Lan Roberts......those are the only names I can remember.

In 1965 my now-wife (we were both 14 at the time) won a KJR sponsored trip for her and one other to the Beatles concert in Portland. She took her younger sister and they were chauffeured in a limo by none other than Lan Roberts!
 

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