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KRAB People - At the Doughnut Shop

Three KRAB Facilities

1962-1972
(Doughnut shop)

1972-1980
(Fire House)

1980-1984
(23rd and Jackson)

Radio is mostly faceless. Listeners try to imagine the appearance of the person connected to the voice, connected to what they say and how they say it. The people in front of the microphones imagine listeners, or imagine the absence of listeners. KRAB occasionally gave listeners opportunities to match a physical persona to the aural image they experienced at home. Calls went out over the air for volunteers to come up to the station to fold and staple program guides, to participate in a panel discussion, or to paint the fence. There were fund raising parties attended by the KRAB community of staff, volunteers and supporters, and there were open houses during the marathons.

My own imagined vision of what a radio station would look like was shattered that first day I walked up Roosevelt to 9029 and through the front door.....but the pieces collected themselves quickly, and not only did the physical space take on a kind of normalcy generally reserved to sites of historical significance, but the characters found there also appeared and behaved exactly as they ought. Now, listeners, on the other hand.....

Here are a few photos of the community of KRAB, grouped by era

Go to to page 2 - KRAB people at Firehouse 25 (1972-1980)

Ginny Etter and Dick Vegetables Parker

Ginny Etter and Dick 'Vegetables' Parker of the Roachdale Radio Network

Herb Hannum

Herb Hannum

Bill Hanson

Bill Hanson

Duke and Sarah Hayduk

Sarah and Duke Hayduk

Duke Hayduk

Duke Hayduk

Gene Johnston

Gene Johnston

Nancy Keith

Nancy Keith

Joanne Laskowski and Chuck Reinsch

Joanne Laskowski and Chuck Reinsch
in serious times

Dave Martin

David Martin

Lorenzo Milam

Lorenzo Milam

Phil Munger 1970

Phil Munger

Simon Ottenberg 1970

Simon Ottenberg

Greg and Cathy Palmer

Greg and Cathy Palmer

Earl Smith, of Smitty's Old Records

Earl Smith, Smitty's Old Records

John Wilkinson

John Wilkinson

Gary Wingert

Gary Wingert

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The following are courtesy of Paul Dorpat. Can someone please provide some details about this event?

Greg Palmer, reunion on ferry Skansonia

Greg Palmer, Reunion, Lake Union Ferry Skansonia

Reunion Ferry Skansonia

MaryLou Dawson, Judith Walcutt, Reunion, Lake Union Ferry Skansonia

Reunion Ferry Skansonia

Reunion, Lake Union Ferry Skansonia

Reunion Ferry Skansonia

Reunion, Lake Union Ferry Skansonia.
Center, in back: John Watt
Left to right, in front: Parker Lindner, John Ullman, Irene Namkung Ullman, Paul Dorpat, Nancy Keith.

Go to page 2 - KRAB people at Firehouse 25 (1972-1980)


If you possess any souvenirs (program guides, tapes, or photos) or have a story about your experience with KRAB you are willing to share, please email archive@krabarchive.com

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