KUOW recently began its seventh decade on the air in Seattle. In the second installment of a three-part series exploring the history of KUOW, Feliks Banel takes us back to the station’s early years before pledge drives and NPR, and then on to the rise of public radio in the 1970s.
The first installment can be found here..
From Feliks Banel and the KUOW website
During the turbulent times of Vietnam and civil rights in the late 1960s, KUOW began broadcasting on Saturdays. One of the shows that premiered that first Saturday in January 1968 was Swing Years, which is now one of the longest running radio programs in Seattle.