1988 for SPR

Mar 18, 2020

Dick Kunkel becomes the KPBX General Manager in September 1988

February

Feb 5 - U.S. indicts Panamanian Military Leader Noriega on drug charges. 

 

May

May 15 - Soviets begin to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. 

May 27 - U.S. Senate ratifies Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

May 29 - Reagan, Gorbachev hold Moscow Summit.

 

July

July 3 - U.S. Navy shoots down Iranian airliner over Persian Gulf, killing 290.

July 20 - Monsters of Rock headlined by Van Halen at Joe Albi Stadium.

 

  August

Truce ends war between Iran and Iraq. 

September 

Dick Kunkel welcomed as General Manager and Program Director. 

October

Oct 15 - New South Hill translator installed.

November

Nove 8 - Bush Defeats Dukakis in U.S. Presidential Election .

The Metropolitan Performing Arts Center - now known as the Bing Crosby Theater

  December

The Clemmer Theater is refurbished, placed on the National Register of Historic Places, and re-opened as the Metropolitan Performing Arts Center - known as the Bing Crosby Theatre since 2006.

Dec 1- Benazir Bhutto named Prime Minister of Pakistan; first woman to lead Muslim Nation.

Dec 21- Pan Am Jet crashes in Scotland, evidence indicates bomb.