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The KRAB Archive
Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
Through June 2018

While it may be the age of "alternative facts", statistics can still be useful in reporting what we have accomplished since launching the KRAB Archive in Dec 2012. We have tried to avoid lies and damned lies, but there have undoubtedly been times when the imaginations of KRAB tricksters and story tellers have (for effect we presume) enhanced the truth.

This will be updated from time to time.


KRAB Program guides 1963 to 1984 - scanned and published

Program guides provide the most complete record of KRAB's programming, and portions of the history, including volunteer and staff names and activities, as well as events documented in the guides. The early guides also contain the essays of Lorenzo Milam that describe the philosophy, temperment, and mood of the stations founder(s) and followers as it progressed.

Fifteen people, a foundation, and a book have contributed either hard or electronic copies of program guides. Some, who happened to save more, have shared more, but all have helped to fill gaps in the collection. Here is a list of the donors, and a count of what is in the archive.

Donor

Count

Karen Berge

1

George Bigley

1

Shawn Crowley

5

Dennis Flannigan

27

Linda and Leonard Good

36

Jack Straw Foundation

6

Nick Johnson

90

Gary Margason

20

Chris Melgard

30

Cathy Palmer

1

John Prothero

10

Reinsch

96

Sex & Broadcasting (2 essays from 1963)

2

Darol Streib

89

Joe Vinikow

18

Robert Weppner

14

Bob West

25

Michael Wiater

1

Unknown

6

Total, including duplicates and incomplete (with missing pages) guides

478

Total KRAB guides published 1963 to 1984, Archived, and yet to be found

Guides published and guides archived

Published (we think)

Archived (1)

Missing (2)

 

 

 

 

1963

26

4

22

1964

26

5

21

1965

25

16

9

1966

28

22

6

1967

25

22

3

1968

27

26

1

1969

26

25

1

1970

27

26

1

1971

12

12

0

1972

14

14

0

1973

12

7

5

1974

10

8

2

1975

13

12

1

1976

12

12

0

1977

12

12

0

1978

12

12

0

1979

11

11

0

1980

11

11

0

1981

12

12

0

1982

12

12

0

1983

12

12

0

1984

4

4

0

 

 

 

 

Total

369

297

72

(1) Archived includes only complete guides with all pages.

(2) A list of the missing KRAB guides can be found here


Audio - From magnetic tape, digital files, or out-of-print vinyl phonograph records

Audio lets listeners today hear what the station "sounded like", with announcers and engineers who came from the community, and tended to avoid the cliches of commercial radio "DJs". Today, with 570 hours of program content, we have barely scratched the surface in attempting to reveal the diversity of programs, programmers, and voices heard on KRAB.

This lists only that material that has been digitized and published in the archive. Material that is currently in the process of being digitized and prepared for the site is not included.

Source

Total
Hrs:Mins:Secs

Audio
segments
(3)

Physical
reels or
files (4)

Phil Andrus

14:31:57

15

15

Mark Apland and Will Estill

12:43:51

23

4

Glen Beebe

1:01:56

1

1

Karen Berge

35:34:35

50

48

George Bigley

1:33:26

24

2

Marc Bristol

2:15:20

2

2

Allen Bukoff.com

0:55:11

1

1

Byron Coney

1:00:48

1

1

Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions

4:30:00

6

6

Central Washington State University

0:59:28

1

1

Robert Deardorf

0:51:50

3

2

Paul Dorpat

21:08:44

37

24

Will Estill

7:10:41

16

7

Dennis Flannigan

113:14:09

165

52

Robert Garfias

2:01:07

2

2

Leonard and Linda Good

8:06:53

10

6

Benny Greatorex

15:28:08

11

7

George Gucinski

0:48:43

2

2

Bob Gudgel

0:45:36

1

1

Geoffrey Hewings

1:30:11

5

2

Doug Honig

7:56:20

10

10

Internet Archive

5:29:46

16

8

Dave Ingebright

0:10:24

1

1

Sally Jackson and Tremaine and Gail Arkley

0:33:23

1

1

Nick Johnson

0:22:25

1

1

Jack Straw Foundation (5)

110:04:38

169

159

Nancy Keith

3:01:44

14

12

Lawrence University

0:59:10

2

1

Roger Lippman

0:37:26

2

2

Anne Macfadden

5:34:46

7

5

William Mandel

0:12:53

1

1

Ian Masters

0:11:48

1

1

Tim McNulty

0:59:47

1

1

Phil Munger

0:26:53

1

1

J M Newlight

1:31:56

2

1

Nicholas Johnson Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries

0:18:34

1

1

Cathy Palmer

18:45:18

38

30

Pacifica Radio Archives

12:09:43

14

13

Radio KBOO

1:28:01

2

2

Radio KFAT aircheck

0:27:51

2

2

Radio KPFT

0:06:58

1

1

Radio KPTZ

0:31:45

1

1

Radio WYSO

3:30:23

5

4

Reinsch

41:23:13

75

70

Ray Serebrin

7:55:27

9

8

Ray Skjelbred

0:03:14

1

1

Saint Louis State Historical Society of Missouri

2:34:27

4

4

Seattle Municipal Archives

4:00:08

7

6

Margaret Ann Spiers

0:58:17

3

3

Robert Sund Poet's House

0:02:31

1

1

Dwight Threepersons

1:25:58

1

1

University of Maryland Special Collections and University Archives (NFCB collection)

11:50:05

44

30

University of Washington Libraries Special Collections

0:27:06

1

1

Bob Weppner

3:28:31

6

4

Bob West

32:42:11

88

26

Gregg Whitcomb

32:31:53

32

31

Phil Williams

4:15:27

8

4

Lily Woo and King Lee

4:06:43

4

4

Mark Zacharias

1:00:52

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

570:30:29

954

640

(3) Audio (or program) segments are complete programs, or discrete portions of programs. Note some physical reels contain more than one program or program segment.

(4) Physical reels, cassettes, or phonograph records digitized, or digital files contributed.

(5) At our request, to date the Jack Straw Foundation has generously digitized 130 reels, and given digital files of the content to the KRAB Archive to share. In addition, they have given the Archive digital copies of another 29 reels that were previously digitized for other people or organizations.


Audio Classified by Genre

As with the two charts above, this tells one less about the nature of KRAB programming than it does about the people and circumstances of the recordings that have been saved and shared with the Archive. In other words, this does not inform one of the percentages of programming types or genres actually broadcast. It is only informative of what has survived and is now posted in the Archive.

Genre

Total
Hrs:Mins:Secs

Audio
segments
(3)

Animal sounds

0:13:24

1

Asian American Writing

13:00:54

18

Autobiography

0:30:35

1

Children's

0:47:55

2

Church service

0:32:02

1

Comedy

2:05:12

5

Commentary

8:31:53

25

Counter Culture

1:08:53

1

Free form music and talk

28:43:03

36

Interview

3:41:02

7

Jean Shepherd

5:06:32

9

KBOO history

1:01:22

1

KRAB history

6:42:41

17

Memorial

1:16:04

1

Montage

2:00:56

3

Music - American pop

0:58:55

1

Music - American Traditional

136:31:15

208

Music - Blues

36:35:16

74

Music - Cabaret

1:30:47

1

Music - chanting

0:05:19

2

Music - Classic Jazz

7:58:48

8

Music - Ethnic

27:43:17

52

Music - Gospel

6:06:46

9

Music - Irish

1:35:03

1

Music - Jazz

4:04:48

29

Music - Old Rock

13:02:54

9

Music - political

0:03:14

1

Music - Reggae

3:47:01

4

Music - Rock

0:09:44

2

Music - Third World

0:46:23

1

Music - Vintage Rock

22:57:23

22

Music - Western Classical

1:30:52

5

Music - World

0:22:35

1

Music and commentary

3:11:34

4

Music and sound - Experimental

3:45:23

12

Music from 78's

2:35:45

5

Musical saw

1:09:49

1

News

0:30:03

1

Other

1:03:47

1

Philosophy

0:45:35

2

Poetry

32:21:15

49

Political ralley

1:00:48

1

Public Affairs

110:08:03

157

Radio Theatre

16:11:47

37

Reading

13:58:12

27

Satire

25:54:20

50

Spoken word

12:25:50

46

Variety

4:06:22

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals (6)

570:21:18

955

(3) Audio segments are complete programs, or discrete portions of programs.

(6) The discrepancy between the total hours reported in the two charts is due to the applications that summarize the data use differing algorithms.


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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