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KRAB Program Guide archive
1963 to 1964

The Guides are the best evidence of the incredible range and quality of KRAB's programming. They also provide correction to the many second hand stories circulating that the programming was free-form streaming with "music selected at the whim of the DJ". From 1963 to 1969 guides were published fortnightly, after which they became monthly. Several different formats were explored.


Greater confusion has no person created

There is some dispute as to when the guides started: In Guide Number 200, Aug 1970, Greg Palmer wrote that the first guide was for the period Jan 7 to 13, 1963. The bound edition was at his fingertips, so he should have known.

Complicating this, however, Lorenzo in The Radio Papers attributes the essay of the Feb 11, 1963 guide to "The First Program Guide". Perhaps the essay of Jan 7 was repeated in the Feb 11 guide? What are we to believe? The earliest numbered guide we have is Nbr 14, Jul 4, 1963.

Shown on these pages are guide covers linked to PDF's of each complete program guide. The files are generally from 1 to 5 mb. Click on the cover to open program guide in a separate window, in which the size can be adjusted.

Many of the guide essays, by Lorenzo Milam, were republished in The Myrkin Papers (Duck Press, 1969), and The Radio Papers (Mho & Mho Works, 1986).

See a list of guide cover artists (opens in separate window) - Cover artist is named in brackets below thumbnail.

See a list of guides still missing from the archive (You can help by sharing yours).

Guides are arranged chronologically - Click on link below

1963 to 64

1965 to 66

1967 to 68

1969 to 70

1971 to 72

1973 to 74

1975 to 76

1977 to 78

1979 to 80

1981 to 82

1983 to 84

 


Nbr 1
1963 Jan 7 to 20

Nbr 2
1963 Jan 21 to Feb 11
Missing (maybe)

 

KRAB Guide Number 1 1963
Nbr 1 or 3?
1963 Feb 11 to 24

Nbr 4 (2?)
1963 Feb 25 to Mar 10

Nbr 5 (3?)
1963 Mar 11 to 24

Nbr 6 (4?)
1963 Mar 25 to Apr 7
Missing

KRAB Guide 005 1963 Feb
Nbr 7 (5?)
1963 Apr 8 to 21

Nbr 8 to 13
1963 Apr 22 to Jul 3
Missing

KRAB Guide 14 1963 Jul
Nbr 14
1963 Jul 4 to 17

Nbr 15 to 22
1963 Jul 18 to Nov 1
Missing

KRAB Guide 23 1963 Nov
Nbr 23
1963 Nov 2 to 15
First Marathon
(incomplete)

KRAB Guide 24 1963 Nov
Nbr 24
1963 Nov 21 to Dec 4
(incomplete)

KRAB Guide Number 25 First Anniversary
Nbr 25
1963 Dec 5 to 18
First Anniversary
[Little School Kid]

Nbr 26
1963 Dec 19 to
1964 Jan 1
Missing

Nbr 27
1964 Jan 2 to 15
Missing

Nbr 28
1964 Jan 16 to 29
Missing

Nbr 29
1964 Jan 30 to Feb 12
Missing

Nbr 30
1964 Feb 13 to 26
Missing

Nbr 31
1964 Feb 27 to Mar 11
Missing

Nbr 32
1964 Mar 12 to 25
Missing

Nbr 33
1964 Mar 26 Apr 8
Missing

Nbr 34
1964 Apr 9 to 22
Missing

Nbr 35
1964 Apr 23 to May 6
Missing

Nbr 36
1964 May 7 to 20
Missing

Nbr 37
1964 May 21 to Jun 3
Missing

Nbr 38
1964 Jun 4 to 17
Missing

Nbr 39
1964 Jun 18 to Jul 1
Missing

Nbr 40
1964 Jul 2 to 15
Missing

Nbr 41
1964 Jul 16 to 29
Missing

Nbr 42
1964 Jul 30 to Aug 16
Missing

KRAB Guide 43
Nbr 43
1964 Aug 17 to 30
New guide format
[Mike Johnson]

Nbr 44
1964 Aug 31 to Sep 13
Missing

KRAB Guide 45 1964 Sep
Nbr 45
1964 Sep 14 to 27
[Morris Graves]

KRAB Guide 46 1964 Sep 23
Nbr 46
1964 Sep 28 to Oct 11
[Selma Waldman]

Nbr 47
1964 Oct 12 to 26
Missing

Nbr 48
1964 Oct 27 to Nov 8
Missing

KRAB Guide 49 1964 Nov 9
Nbr 49
1964 Nov 9 to 29
[Little School Kid]

KRAB Guide 999 1964 Nov
Marathon special
1964 Nov 16 to 22
(incomplete)


Nbr 50
1964 Nov 30 to Dec 15
Missing

KRAB Guide 51
Nbr 51
1964 Dec 16 to 29
[Johsel Namkung]

Nbr 52
1964 Dec 30
to 1965 Jan 10
Missing


Guides are arranged chronologically - Click on link below

1963 to 64

1965 to 66

1967 to 68

1969 to 70

1971 to 72

1973 to 74

1975 to 76

1977 to 78

1979 to 80

1981 to 82

1983 to 84

 


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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