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.


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

  1. joyce cheney says:


  2. Mary Ellen Davis says:

    This was a treat. HERE’S TO MARIO’S TUESDAY SHOW!

  3. Martino Mendine says:

    Outstanding !!!

  4. Jane says:

    A German show? On KRCC? Reminds me of the “Sunday Morning Czech Party” where I grew up. Not the most gentle way to start your day.

  5. Nancy Wilsted says:

    Poor the family man.

  6. Nancy Atherton says:

    One of my favorite Big Something features ever. I hope there will be many more volumes to come. The handwritten notes—so revealing and expressive! They make email look sadly uniform and sterile.

  7. Dave Bryan says:

    So who’s writing the book on KRCC’s history? I would buy it.


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