Recently, I was fortunate enough to be added to a mailgroup list that read like a "who's who" of survivors from what we in Phoenix consider the golden age of progressive rock radio. It was a kick peering in on their reminiscences, good-natured roasts and the kind of long-winded stories you'd expect from a bunch of former hippies.
Having just completed a story on blogging, vlogging and podcasting, though, I felt compelled to create a page for this community that could serve as a depository for their stories and comments and also host some audio files, photos and links that become difficult to share through group e-mails.
I hope all the folks in that esteemed mailgroup visit here often and offer comments and personal news updates. And I'll try to keep the content interesting, with podcasts of classic KCAC air checks and whatever intriguing relics of Phoenix's progressive rock radio past I can manage to dig up (if you've got anything cool to share, let me know!).
For those discovering this page who aren't familiar with Phoenix's free-form radio legacy, I hope "KCAC Lives!" provides a fun and educational introduction. Stay tuned!
- Jimmy Magahern, Staff writer, Phoenix New Times