Saturday, September 02, 2006
REPOST: WHAT DID THE CITY OF NEW YORK DO WITH KING KONG?
KCAC came and went like all things transitory but the reverberations of what it MEANT survives to this day in the culture of the Phoenix area.
Here is a repost from the tag end of "The List" which was about to archive. I have copied it up here for review and discussion over this holiday weekend.
Tom Wright said...
I wasn't a KCAC/KDKB insider, just an avid listener. But I have a stash of tapes and newspaper clippings from the "old days" in addition to some fine memories, and I've had the pleasure of meeting a few of you over the years. I provided the 1970 4th of July tape posted on this blog, and I'd be interested in hearing from anyone else who has audio from KCAC.
Hey, somebody should write a book about this. Seriously. It's history, but most of it is in people's heads (and on surviving audiotape) rather than written down anywhere. I have a tape of Hank Cookenboo reminiscing about his days with Compton and the founding of KCAC and KDKB, but from my limited contact with other folks involved it sounds like everyone has a different version of events. So somebody should write a history of Bill Compton and others involved in "underground" Phoenix radio in the late 60s and 1970s. Or, if not write a book, do an oral history project with some local library, museum, or other institution that records and archives our cultural history. (The Arizona Collection at the Hayden Library, ASU, might be a good choice. I donated all my old 1970s issues of New Times to them a few years ago.)
Any takers out there???
5:20 PM, September 02, 2006
Tom -- I will post this in addition to emailing you.........
I for one would be really proud to be trusted with your collections long enough to get it digitized and archived at least. A PHYSICAL archive or museum is kind of "iffy" but if I HAD to "if" I would choose Johnny D's archives as a final resting place of trusteeship.
To be fair, Andy Olson at RadioFreePhoenix should be considered too as well as Jimmy Magahern, Dan Page and really almost anyone you would read regularly on this blog. Mariah and probably Bob should be exempted because of timr constraints and/or not having the equipment to do the archiving.
Wow. This is WONDERFUL news! Let's open it up for discussion!
The Final Reward for Hypocrisy -
PS... Tom has been added to "The List"