KUBE 93 FM with Charlie Brown 30 years ago


It was on St. Patrick’s Day 1981, The Seattle Radio dial got a new station. So new that they didn’t even have proper call letters from the FCC yet. So, they simply called it “The New 93”. Then over the next 3 months the technical team built new studios, next broadcast equipment all we set to hire a full staff.

On July 8th, 1981, with the sun shining warmly on the Lake Washington (Leschi) waterfromt, at exactly 5:04 PM they threw the switch, ran a quick history of popular music and then the new General Manager, Michael O’Shea, made a prolific announcement. The “New 93” would be the first station in America to “Guarantee the Music”. At least 51 minutes of music each hour, or a listener could win $10,000. They launched with Seattle radio personality icon Charlie Brown doing the first hour. And thats what this video is all about…the FIRST hour, of the New 93, soon to become KUBE 93FM. That was 30 years ago, and the station continues to be one of Seattle’s top rated music stations today.




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