23 February 2017
Radio News: Past, Present and Future
MARK YOUR SCHEDULE:
Thursday, March 16
Basque Cultural Center
South San Francisco
11:30 AM – 2 PM
Over the years, the Broadcast Legends have presented all sorts of programs at our quarterly meetings — everything from old-time radio re-creations to kids TV.
One thing we’ve never done, till now, is take a look at Bay Area radio as it was in the 1960s, as it is now, and what it might look like in the future.
Remember what things were like in, say, 1967? What you could and couldn’t say … What sort of equipment we used … What our newscasts were like fifty years ago, in the time before satellites.
How do things stand now? What’s been the effect of consolidation on news people and jocks and the listeners? And what might we see in the future? More news or less? Fewer owners? What about sports coverage? What about the business side? Where will the money be coming from, and who will do the selling?
We have a great panel lined up, which is scheduled to include Stan Bunger (Morning Anchor, KCBS); Stan Burford (Traffic Man, KGO); John Catchings (KFRC); Gil Haar (KYUU, KFRC); Jack Swanson (KGO, KCBS); and Peter Cleaveland (KGO), who will also act as the moderator.
This panel of folks has got years and years in the Bay Area radio. They have seen it all and helped to create much of it.
Join us and add your memories to the discussion on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco. Social time begins at 11:30 AM, followed by lunch at noon, and our program at about 1 PM.