KCPR Radio History, 1968-1969

If you were on the KCPR staff during Cal Poly's 1968-69 academic year, please add details: just a paragraph or two about your time at KCPR will help us fill in the gaps. Details about you might fit better on your personal page. Also see the Audio and photo gallery pages for this year. (If the information you're adding isn't just for this year, consider putting it on another page and adding a reference from this page.)


KCPR went on the air during Fall Quarter, 1968. (Need more info here. Add further detail below. Thanks!)

Executive Staff

  • General Manager: Alan Holmes (submitted update 2Jan2010)
  • Program Director: Jim Steuck
  • Music Director: n/a
  • Engineers: Jim Long(Chief), Marty Hijmans
  • News Director: n/a
  • Traffic Director: Gary Gardner
  • More lines?: etc. etc....
  • Faculty Advisor: Glenn Smith


First words on the air:

  • "Is THIS the damn switch!?" (according to Brad Brown, from the current station staff's About KCPR page)
  • Frank Calabrese told me early-on that the first words spoken over KCPR were, "Christ! Are we on the air?" This was before the license had even arrived, bootlegging using the stolen KCSB Phasitron transmitter. (from Jan A. Tarsala, KCPR engineer 1975-77)

Ken Lerch, one of the first DJs, remembers KCPR and music in 1968-69.

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