Monday, May 14, 2018

Dear Family,

You may have noticed that the KCAC Photo Albums link in the right sidebar has disappeared.  I apologize, but I had to cancel my subscription to my web hosting provider, so I no longer have a website on which to host the photos.  If someone in the Family would care to take over that hosting role I will be glad to send you the pictures, and you can upload them to a website and post a link to them on the blog.

Also, I suspended my Facebook account in January.  It had become much too time-consuming.  I am still alive and kicking though, and always with you in Spirit.

Thank you for your Love.  Keep on shining!


Friday, January 20, 2017


When Google discontinued Picasa Web Albums and moved everything to Google Photos, the link to KCAC Lives! Photo Album Links and Information in the sidebar was still pointing to the non-existent Picasa site.  I've updated the link so it now directs to Google Photos.  I still have to get in touch with Marty and get the new corrected link to his albums from him, and then I'll fix that one too.  My apologies for not taking care of this sooner.

The Earth turns, the seasons pass, and time marches on.  Many people are interested in the times we lived through, and the forces that shaped our journey through the sixties and seventies, and it's no wonder... they were a special moment in history, a cultural turning point, when the atrocity of the Vietnam war ran headlong into a renewed hope that we might learn to communicate and solve our problems without going to war — a hope nurtured by a growing awareness of the depths and potential of human consciousness.  It was this hope that drove us to pursue that which expands consciousness, each in our own way.  Some of us turned to careers in the arts and the media, knowing that when crafting a message, art is the universal language, and in order to reach the masses, it takes media.  Many of these people are still alive and well today, still pursuing the vision.

If you lived through those magical times, or if you're just interested in the color and texture of that little vignette in history's long march, you might find some of the entries in this blog entertaining.  We have not skimped on the nostalgia, so indulge yourself to your heart's content.  The blog hasn't seen much action lately — Facebook has provided a more feature-rich platform, but even the KCAC Lives! page there is pretty quiet.  But I know you're out there, all you quiet heroes of the revolution, still working for peace and understanding.  I salute you, Brothers and Sisters in the Light.  May your lives be long and full of deep joy.


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Coming up this afternoon January 30th at 5pm (Arizona time) & Sunday January 31st at 3pm (Arizona time), Radio Free Phoenix will be presenting "A tribute to Nina Joy", Arizona's first lady of FM Radio!

Nina came from Vermont and got her start in Arizona radio on KWFM in Tucson – a year later she was hired by Bill Compton and joined the staff of the underground KDKB. Her name was Nina Joy, Arizona’s celebrated first lady on FM radio. As one of the early female rock radio air talents, her distinctive style quickly garnered her a faithful following and earned her the status of “radio legend”.
Nina passed away in late November and we here at Radio Free Phoenix wish to honor her this weekend with a musical tribute to her life along with reflections from many of those that worked with Nina.

Nina will be fondly remembered by many of those that knew and worked with her including Janie Snyder (of KWFM), Scott Nicholson (KDKB’s evening DJ) Ted Stratton (KDKB news guy), Mark Mykanen (KDKB news director), Steve Zind (KCAC, KDKB & KWFM), Barry Everitt (KDKB morning host era 1976), Johnny D, Bob Boze Bell, Lee Powell, Hans Olson, Marty Manning, Jack Alves and many others. Join RFP for this moving tribute to the memory of Nina Joy as hosted by Andy Olson.

It’s a celebration of the life of Nina Joy this Saturday, January 30th at 5pm & an encore presentation Sunday, January 31st at 3pm Arizona Time on Radio Free Phoenix.

Listen HERE

And read more about this on the Radio Free Phoenix "What's Up Page!"

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Nina Joy...


Sadly, Tommy Vascocu just sent me an email to let me know that Nina Joy passed away on November 23rd.  My condolences to all her family and friends.  May she rest peacefully in the joy of knowing she was part of a beautiful and loving family, and will always be in our hearts.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Hello! A reunion is being planned for this fall at Alwun House in Phoenix. For more information contact Daniel (vagabondvet at gmail dot com).

Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday, December 31, 2012

Riopelle at the Celebrity

One of the few things we can still count on, as this tumultuous year draws to a close: Jerry Riopelle's New Years Eve show at the Celebrity Theatre: