Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Jack Straw Productions, Seattle

Jack Straw Productions
"is the Northwest's only non-profit multidisciplinary audio arts center. A community-based resource since 1962, we provide a production facility that is unlike any other in the region for local artists who work creatively with sound.

Jack Straw focuses on annual artist residencies through our Artist Support Program, our Writers Program, and our Gallery Residency Program; art and technology education for all ages; arts heritage partnerships; and radio production....

The Jack Straw Foundation was founded in 1962 by a group of educators, artists, and journalists with the goal of starting KRAB-FM, one of the first non-commercial radio stations in the country. The station's main purpose was to be a forum for the discussion and presentation of science, arts and public affairs programs...

Broadcasting from locales ranging from an old donut shop to an abandoned firehouse, KRAB struggled and thrived for twenty-two years. Its signature was unique and audacious programming.

The Jack Straw Foundation also started KBOO in Portland, Oregon."

I worked at KRAB Radio in the 1970s, cataloging the ethnic music collection. On index cards.



At 11:27 AM, Blogger charles reinsch said...

Linera, Remnants of KRAB are now online in the KRAB Archives: www.krab.fm I've digitized over 300 hours of audio of assorted programs, program guides, and other ephemera. And, have tried to share a bit of the history and temperament of KRAB.


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