Edition #1201
Week of June 26, 2022


Station: KIKX Tucson, AZ
Date: June 19, 1967
Time: 47:28 (unscoped)
          15:55 (scoped)

A couple of jocks who started in 1957 are featured a decade later in this aircheck two days before the Summer of Love.

Gary Palant was a well-established jock when he arrived at KIKX in 1967. He started in radio in 1957 in KTKT in Tucson. After a number of stops that included KPOI Honolulu and KDAY Los Angeles, Palant landed at KIKX. From there he went to the program director's job at CKFH in 1969, then moved to the legendary WNEW-AM in 1970. Palant died of melanoma in October 2002.

Shadoe Stevens - heard here as Jefferson K. - like Palant started in radio in 1957. The man born Terry Keith Ingstad first cracked open the mic at KEYG in his hometown of Jamestown, North Dakota. He moved to stations in Grand Forks and Fargo, and by 1968 had made it to one of North America's biggest rockers, WRKO Boston, in 1968. Since then he has built a spectacular career as a disc jockey, voice-over artist, TV personality, programmer and actor, while also authoring several children's books.

Enjoy Gary Palant and Jefferson K. (Shadoe Stevens) at KIKX (UNSCOPED) here.

Enjoy Gary Palant and Jefferson K. (Shadoe Stevens) at KIKX (SCOPED) here.

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