1983 at Spokane Public Radio

Feb 10, 2020


Lord of the Rings is read in a 26 part series

KPBX airs a simulcast series with KSPS of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen

Inland Northwest Voices, produced by KPBX, features interviews with published authors living/working in the area.

NPR ends Communique, NPR Journal, and Options in Education.

KPBX airs a live call-in program to answer listener questions about the station.



Black History Month Specials: Jonah Jones, William Warfield, Eubie Blake and a Jazz Alive! special.

The Empire Strikes Back & the Lord of the Rings continue.

Pledge week themed “Your Ticket to the Arts” with goal of $40,000.



International Buffets to benefit KPBX at Moreland’s Restaurant & wine bar, featuring Hungarian, American and Mediterranean food.

Pledge drive totals over $45,000 and 728 pledges.



KPBX starts series of programs about Mozart, hosted by the Associate Professor of Music from UCLA.

Public affairs series on the nuclear war.



SPR pledge drive dubbed “Election Fraud” asks listeners to vote with their pledges for their favorite composers, artists, etc. “Remember, at KPBX, corruption counts!!”

Jane Austin joins the staff as a reporter.

The Mind’s Eye series of dramatizations of Jane Austen’s work, starts with Pride & Prejudice.


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Results of “Election Fraud” pledge drive are tallied, with Mozart beating Beethoven, Bach, & Copland; Miles Davis beating out Coltrane & Ellington; Garrison Keillor/A Prairie Home Companion beating Utah Phillips; a tie in Blues between Big Mama Thornton & Taj Mahal; and Bob Edwards edging out Susan Stamberg for newscaster.



Concert with Alex DeGrassi at Ahab’s Whale.

August 9 - Listener Call-in. 

Jazz Alive! Salutes women with four programs.

Spokane Public Radio participates in a noontime concert series Out to Lunch with two concerts.


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Bob & Ray returns.

10-part series on Beethoven’s life and works begins.

2nd Annual Musical Feast: Information about music and cuisine!



Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz begins, as do Jazz Night from Las Vegas, Concert by Composers, Totally Wired, and The Opera Box with Jim Sveda.

Readings of Sherlock Holmes, and Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe.

A brainstorming session is held for A Prairie Home Companion party.



November 3 - Special Benefit showing of La Traviata is shown at the Magic Lantern Theatre.

November 5 - Big Band Bash is held at Cavanaugh’s Inn at the Park.

Pledge Drive Stats: Goal of $60,000, Total of $60,411 by 1,041 listeners, 387 of whom were new.

Benefit recital for KPBX features members of the Organists Guild.

A membership raffle includes items from Edward Marshall, Boehm Studios & the Crescent.