KUNF, La Cañada, California

by A. P. R.
(Sun Valley, Idaho)

My last two years of high school were in La Cañada, California, 1973-1975. They had a 10 watt FM radio station equipped with old equipment donated from ABC via a fellow named Fred Lyle (sp?) who was the technical advisor for the station. I think I met him once. We had at least three of these "stoves" at the station along with a Western Electric board, turntables and other vintage equipment. I developed my radio voice there, mostly imitating the style of the Firesign Theater. I had their early records memorized at some point. KUNF is long gone, but I have some old 35mm negatives I shot of the station. I might scan them in the near future and post here. Later on I actually made a living in broadcast for 18 years, on and off, as a broadcast technician, cameraman, editor and voice talent for the now-defunct KSVT/KSVX in the Sun Valley, Idaho area. The recession and the internet killed the station.

Click here to read or post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ampex Model 300 Tape Machine.