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Three Expo '74 band members look back to their summer-long gig

A promotional picture of the Expo '74 band
Courtesy of Larry Jess
A promotional picture of the Expo '74 band

One of the fun facts about Expo ’74 is that it had a house band. The band was based on the fair site and played a wide variety of venues.

The band was made up of mostly young musicians who played nearly every day of the fair’s six-month run. We talk with three members of that band, horn player Roger Logan and trumpet players Larry Jess and, the first voice you'll hear, Craig Volosing.

Photos by Doug Nadvornick

Doug Nadvornick has spent most of his 30+-year radio career at Spokane Public Radio and filled a variety of positions. He is currently the program director and news director. Through the years, he has also been the local Morning Edition and All Things Considered host (not at the same time). He served as the Inland Northwest correspondent for the Northwest News Network, based in Coeur d’Alene. He created the original program grid for KSFC. He has also served for several years as a board member for Public Media Journalists Association. During his years away from SPR, he worked at The Pacific Northwest Inlander, Washington State University in Spokane and KXLY Radio.