Anchorage Radio Personalities
by Michael R Dougherty
Do you remember listening to your favorite Anchorage, Alaska radio personalities while at home, traveling in your car or truck, or at work?
How would you like to hear many of them doing their radio shows once again?
Remember Ron Moore, G.Morgan S (Gene Shedlock), Larry Larson, Bobby Russell, Jim "Boom Boom" Cannon, Larry Wayne, Frank Tonnema (Frank James), Steve London, Homer & Jethro, Dick Lobdell, Ruben Gains and Chuck Orr?
Not long ago, I found a website that features all the Anchorage radio personalities above (except Ron Moore). But you'll be happy to learn that you can listen to Ron Moore doing the Coke Show right here on Anchorage Memories.
To hear Ron Moore (the Royal Coachman) go to our Coke Show Memories page.
The website I was referring to earlier is - Alaska Oldies.com and I encourage you to visit that site and listen to the fun collection of "air checks".
You'll have a wonderful trip down Anchorage radio memory lane.
I had the good fortune to work with Ron Moore on the Coke Show. While I certainly didn't ever host the show, or even talk very much, Ron gave me the on-air name "Mighty Michael". While working with Ron, I also worked with Anchorage DJ, Jerry Rose, who filled in for Ron on the Coke Show from time-to-time.
When I worked at KTVA channel 11 in the Broadcast Center in Spenard, we also had the KBYR and KNIK-FM studios in the building because they were owned by Northern Television at that time. And because of that, I knew all the DJs and worked with them when they recorded audio for KTVA. Those DJs included Ron Moore, Jerry Rose, Steve London, Jack Frost, Les Snow, Sarg McClintock and Roger Latham just to name a few.
So take a few minutes and visit Alaska Oldies.com, listen to the many Anchorage radio personalities and maybe even check out their Anchorage night club bands page as well.
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