If you’ve been keeping up you know that my awesome colleague Norie Guthrie recently digitized several boxes worth of old ktru tapes, which can now be listened to here.
A couple of weeks ago I finally had a chance to look at the other boxes in that collection, the ones full of papers. There is, to be honest, some crazy stuff in there.
My favorite file is one a colleague labeled “Internal Staff Banter,” none of which is suitable for a family-oriented history blog. What I can show you, though, is this, which also manages to convey quite clearly something of the culture of the station in that era:
There’s a lot in these files to suggest that ktru and its staff were a bit of a thorn in the side of the administration, perhaps accounting for a certain sense of happy embattlement:
I have rarely enjoyed a collection more or laughed so often while going through one.
Bonus: Excuse me, what month are we in again?? (Thanks to two loyal readers!)