KCPR Radio Alumni: Jerry Peek
I was at KCPR and Cal Poly from 1977-81. Though my major was Engineering Technology, I spent a lot of time at KCPR. I'd done some work at commercial and college stations before I came to Cal Poly, but KCPR is where I got enough time and practice to improve a lot. I mostly did weekday morning shows as well as Pacific Concert (classical music), some Oldies Shows and some special programs.
- At the start of a fall quarter (1979?) - while we were adding classes. (Remember the boards posted outside, the lines, the cards?) The "Your station" phrase I used a few times probably came from a station where I'd worked that summer; it was their slogan, and it had been drilled into my head... (length: 4:15)
- Oldies Show, April 1981 - "Bicycle Bob" Latson, who did a lot of the Oldies Shows, stopped by.(length: 2:19)
- End of my last KCPR show - just the voice bits from the last 40 minutes of my last 6-9 AM show, Monday of finals week, June 1981 (length: 2:52)
Some production examples
Weird Al sounder (length: 0:05) - I did this just for fun (it was my idea); I'm not sure if Al ever used it while he was at KCPR. Made by dubbing songs onto tape, then cutting out bits of each song to get the sounds I wanted. (This isn't hard today with digital audio editors, but it was more of a challenge with razor blades and splicing tape!) Here are the songs I used (I don't remember all of them... suggestions, anyone?!):
- "Weird": Surrender, by Cheap Trick
- "Al": a song by Arlo Guthrie?
- "K": a song by Gordon Lightfoot
- "C": ?
- "P": People by Barbra Streisand
- "R": a song by the Captain & Tennille
- "Soundtrack" promo for "Mary Poppins" (length: 0:31): Various KCPR staff members hosted the Soundtrack show -- and made our own promos.
I edited some of the sound clips with Audacity, the freely-available sound editor.