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1990 at SPR

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January

Car Talk begins on KPBX in January.

February 

South Africa legalizes ANC, frees Nelson Mandela after 27 years in prison.

May

Marian McPartland comes to Spokane Public Radio.

 

June

First Hoopfest held in Spokane.

 

July

July 5 - For seven consecutive Thursdays, KPBX broadcasts one-hour documentaries: The Gorbachev Revolution: Promises and Perils.

 

August

Aug 2 - Iraq invades Kuwait.

Fall

The classic Bob and Ray show returns.

Spokane Symphony performances are broadcast at 8:00 pm on Tuesdays.

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Doug Nadvornik

October

Oct 3 - German reunification concludes.

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (part of U.S. Department of Commerce) agree to pay 75% of the cost of setting up three new low power translators to help serve parts of north-central Washington.  Another translator is being installed to serve Bonners Ferry, ID, thanks to the North Idaho Foundation’s grant assistance.

Linda Stowe is welcomed as the new Business Manager.

November

Doug Nadvornik arrives in the newsroom to become newsdirector, having worked as Morning Edition host from 1985-1987.

December

“Translator Project Profile” Sandpoint ID to Creston BC.

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