KFSR had its celebration of its 40th anniversary a couple of days ago, a night of jazz and blues. And while I’m still processing how I feel about all of that, I definitely know how I felt about it on its tenth anniversary, when I’d only been off-air for three years, and everything was fresher in my mind. I know it because I published an article in a long-gone underground Fresno paper which explained those feelings.
As published by Inside Fresno, October 22, 1992
It was raining at noon on October 30, 1982. A nasty El Nino had triggered one of the wettest seasons on record. A fall and winter of floods and fog; one last chance for the sewers to overflow before terminal drought set in. But I felt like Gene Kelly. And why not? After all, I was going to fulfill one of my childhood dreams: to be a DJ and turn people on to music. For October 30, 1982, was the day that 90.7 KFSR went on the air.