On Radio: O’Day is still Seattle’s voice

Pat and me in Roche Harbor, 2004 Of all the voices that have crossed the radio airwaves in Seattle the past half-century, none may be so immediately identifiable to so many people, even today, as Pat O’Day’s. A half-century, as it happens, is the appropriate time frame to consider O’Day’s place in Seattle radio lore,…

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Red Around Town: January 24

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its 2009 inductees. The induction ceremony will take place in Cleveland April 4 for the first time since 1997. This year’s inductees are Jeff Beck, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Metallica,  Run-DMC and R & B singer Bobby Womack. In the Early Influence category this year…

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Holly Cole At The “Red”

Holly Cole appeared at the Red Robinson Show Theatre a few weeks back. It was not the first time we had met. She appeared at another venue during the jazz festival and I did an interview for Global TV. I found her to be a gracious woman with an enormous amount of talent. We talked…

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Red Around Town: January 3

Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the founders of Great Big Sea on Global Morning News. Alan Doyle was a most forthcoming performer who has not lost touch with his Newfoundland  origins. The week prior to our meeting PBS had presented their “Special” to great reviews… Chris Cornell was vocalist with…

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