Tagged: Louisiana

End of Summer - 1969

It’s August 1969, You’re A Teenager, You Live In L.A., You Still Love KRLA, Summer Is Almost Over, So Are The 60s

KRLA – Bob Dayton – August 14, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Become a Patron! It’s August 14, 1969 – in a few weeks school will be starting. Summer will be over – well . . . until the Santa Ana winds start blowing in October, and then it’s...

China Dissidents - May 1990

May 24, 1990 – People Versus Commerce – Election Fever In Moscow

May 24, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 24, 1990 – News of the “Bigger Picture” kind. Today, President Bush announced renewal of China‘s Most Favored Nations trade benefits for an eleventh year, despite continued reprisals and executions of Tiananmen Square protestors from...

Hitler Address Crowds 1939

October 5, 1939 – The View From Berlin – Germany And The Invasion Of Poland

October 5, 1939 – Raymond Gram Swing News and Commentary – Mutual Broadcasting – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 5, 1939 – News from Berlin. With war only days old, and America safely on the sidelines, we were able to look at both sides with reasonable balance, although we...

August 28,2005 - Hurricane Katrina

August 28, 2005 – Hurricane Katrina: “We Don’t Know Where This Thing’s Gonna Go”.

August 28, 2005 – WJBO-Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Katrina Watch – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 28, 2005 – Hard to imagine it was twelve years ago that residents all along the Gulf were wondering where Katrina was heading. After plowing through Florida, leaving a path of death and...

WLCS - Baton Rouge -1951

Before It Was Rock And While It Was Segregation – Southern Radio In The 1950s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

WLCS – Jivin’ Jerry – Late 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hard to imagine now, the extent of segregation in America of the 1950s, but it was prevalent throughout the country, more so in the South. Everything, it seemed was separate; water fountains, movie theaters and even records....

Gas Rationing - the Even day.

May 10, 1979 – Gas Rationing: Day 2. L.A. Lines Up.

May 10, 1979 – Day 2: Gas Rationing – KNX-AM, Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 10, 1979 – News for this day was almost all about access to gasoline. All over the country, lines were forming at gas stations as rationing began the previous day. Yesterday...

Education in 1968

What Is Happening To The American Student? 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

What’s Happening To America: Education – Aug. 16, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The American classroom. In the 1960s it was a place of growing discontent. The school was ground zero for protest; about the war, about racial inequality, about the quality of education, about the growing gap...

The Past Daily Fundraiser Is Ending Soon

The Past Daily Fundraiser Is Ending Soon

It’s The Little Things.   11 hours left.  Only a few more hours before we end our fundraiser. It’s been a nail-biter and a Pepto-Bismol-inducing experience.  From website crashes to crowdfunding malfunctions it’s been an experience not soon forgotten (by me anyway).  We’re still a few dollars short (about $300 at last count)...