The late 1970’s and early 1980’s were a time of transition at KRCC. Station-Manager-to-be Mario Valdes was a DJ exploring the alternative realms of punk and new wave which sharply contrasted with some of the station’s other programming, e.g., the Sunday morning German show. Here, we take a look at a representative sample of some of the letters we received during that transformative time.


8 Responses to KRCC Mail Bag ca. 1980 vol. I

  1. Pam Johnson says:

    i really enjoyed this presentation, since i hail from here and have listened to krcc over the years – it brought back the memories that have been long since buried…
    now…if only you could get your hands on some light german punk operetta music….

  2. Jennifer says:

    Brilliant! Very nicely done– can’t wait for more.

  3. davo says:

    We need that now more than ever! Maybe when that jazz show is on… Then again, I’m German, and we’re not known for our excellent decision making. Carry on…

  4. Matt says:

    That was brilliant on so many levels. Let’s hear some prison mail next!

  5. Hal says:

    Wow. The “Family Man” email is almost better than the “Family Man” piece by itself.

  6. studiowillobrien says:

    what about will obrien? i was there before maio and basicly invented the freeform format, which vicky is so adept. the mix of diverse and eclectic musics in one set. and what about remarks about the other program hosts/djs?

  7. Delvin says:

    Ohhh, what a time of discovery and excitement that was! RIP, Mario, and thanks. I can’t wait to see the next installment from the mail bag.


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