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33 Years ago on KRAB - Paul Dorpat's "Last of KRAB"

During the nine days of April 7th through the 15th of 1984, Paul Dorpat, Seattle's Historian without Portfolio, was hard at it, capturing KRAB's final moments on the frequency of 107.7mhz. It turned out to be a little more final than any of us expected. He burned through 13 cassettes. Some of this is already up in the archive, but will be presented here in date and time sequence in a futile attempt to reconstruct the last ten days.

There are, for each day, options for listening. Click on "Play the stream" to open the KRAB audio player in a separate window. You can either play the entire play list for that day, or select individual segments.


The week starts with the penultimate KRABgrass:

Saturday 04/07/1984

8:30 pm KRABgrass with Dennis Flannigan, Tiny Freeman, Bob Mitchell, Shirley Oberg, and Marty Corey. Tiny returns for last call.

Listen now Listen now - Play the stream for Apr 7, 1984 (5:28:27)


Sunday 04/08/1984

11:16 am - KRAB Bandwagon with Barbara Hayes and Bill Osborne (44:18)

12:00 am - Vintage Jazz with Hal Sherlock (56:55)

1:30 pm - Sunday Afternoon Jazz with Harry Vye (38:54)

6:00 pm - Music of India – Shantha Benegal (13:56)

7:30 pm - Sea-Tac Gospel Train with Sister Mae Campbell (33:04)

9:00 pm - The Music Room – Kathryn Taylor (2:05)

Listen now Listen now - Play the stream for Apr 8, 1984 (3:09:12)


Monday 04/09/1984

10:30 pm - Midnight Modern Music - Herb Levy and Robert Mittenthal normally alternated hosting this show, but this week it seems as if they couldn't decide who would have the honor of the last Monday on 107.7. So, they each took a channel, Herb on the left, and Robert on the right, and took full advantage of their final appearance. (25:14)

Tuesday 04/10/1984

10:30 pm - Fresh Air hosted by Frank Jenkins. (19:21)

Listen now Listen now - Play the stream for Apr 9 and 10, 1984 (44:35)


Wednesday 04/11/1984

4:00 pm - American Folk Show – Scandinavian music with Bryan Johnson or Frank Davidson (23:51)

6:00 pm - World music – Tom Michel (22:34)

Listen now Listen now - Play the stream for Apr 11, 1984 (46:25)


Thursday 04/12/1984

10:30 pm - Life elsewhere – Norman Batley (39:45)

Listen now Listen now - Play the stream Apr 12, 1984 (39:45)


Saturday 04/14/1984

9:00 am - Saturday Morning Jazz - Traff’s Trip with Traff Hubert (10:14)

1:00 pm - Alkebulan Wake – Reggae, news and interviews, hosted by Shanaka Harris (45:39)

2:00 pm - Music of Africa - with Barbara Peten (18:46)

6:00 pm – World Music (seems to be repeated from 04/09) Usopay Cadar - "The Philippines Revisited: Tradition and Change in the Music and Society of the Philippines." Cadar, a traditional Philippine musician and professor of ethnomusicology, plays examples of traditional and popular Philippine music and explains the causes for current musical trends in relation to changes that have occurred within the society itself. (16:10)

7:00 pm - American Old Timey – With Bill Shepherd (9:06)

8:30 pm – KRABgrass hosted by Bryan Johnson and Frank Davidson - This was the official last KRABgrass. (65:37)

11:00 pm – Uncle Bud’s Midnight Ramble - A potpourri of jazz (5:25)

Listen nowListen now - Play the stream for Apr 14, 1984 (2:50:57)


Sunday 04/15/1984

10:00 am - KRAB Bandwagon – Hosts Barbara Hayes and Bill Osborne (32:04)

12:00 am - Vintage Jazz with Mike Duffy (47:54)

1:30 pm - Sunday Jazz - Fancy Free with Randle Victor (67:12)

5:00 pm - Gospel hour – With Sister Anjetta Hardison (17:34)

6:00 pm - Music of Turkey with Sinon Karasu (27:06)

7:30 pm - Sea-Tac Gospel Train, with Sister Mae Campbell (38:57)

9:00 pm - The Music Room – Kathryn Taylor (18:26)

9:20 pm - KRAB Founders and Friends: Lorenzo Milam, Gary Margason, Jonathan Gallant, Marguerite Margason, Tiny Freeman, Libby Sinclair, Paul Dorpat, Phil Bannon, Bob West. Talking about 22 years of KRAB (1:34:59)

11:00 pm - Resumption of The Music Room (47:42)

04/16/1984

1:33 am - The Last signoff - With the observations of Paul Dorpat (2:54)

Listen now Listen now - Play the stream for Apr 15-16, 1984 (6:34:48)


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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