KZAP Returns on KDVS Part 1: Michael Taber
SacTV.com "Video of the Day" review by
Alex Cosper on November 8, 2012
The legendary freeform rock station KZAP returned to the Sacramento dial for a three day reunion starting on
November 8, 2012. KZAP jocks took over UC Davis college station 90.3 KDVS to celebrate KZAP's 44th birthday.
The station had a diverse history during its lifetime from November 1968 through January 1992. It started as a
freeform station. By the early 70s it became more of a structured rock station with freeform elements. Throughout
the 80s the station played the biggest rock artists and was one of the biggest stations in town. Jeff Hughson,
KZAP's original music director, set the schedule of jocks that included Edd Fong and Charlie Weiss, as shown in
this schedule. Other jocks on the schedule include Ed Fitzgerald, Noreen, Don Wright, Dennis Newhall, Tom Cale, Bruce Riordan, Jock Taft,
David Turner, Zachariah, Kenny Wardell, Jack Normal, William Fuller and Beth Underwood.
I interviewed one of KDVS' program directors, Michael Taber, who explained how the station maintains a cutting
edge philosophy, letting volunteer jocks play what they want on the air. He talked about how the KZAP reunion was
very special to KDVS.
Read KZAP Returns on KDVS Part 2: Freeform Era
Read KZAP Returns on KDVS Part 3: College Freeform
Read KZAP Returns on KDVS Part 4: The 60s
Read Freeform Radio Survives
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