video title: KZAP Returns on KDVS Part 2: Freeform Era
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video source: SacTVnews
published on YouTube Nov. 9, 2012

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duration 5:23 minutes

KZAP Returns on KDVS Part 2: Freeform Era "Video of the Day" review by Alex Cosper on November 9, 2012

KZAP jocks Jeff Hughson and Edd Fong talk about working for KZAP in its freeform era. Hughson, who helped put the original KZAP together at age 16 in 1968, explains how the birthday celebration ended up on KDVS. He said that the students who run the college station respected what KZAP did in its freeform days and asked Jeff to bring KZAP jocks back for a two day celebration. Jeff contacted the alumni and created a jock schedule for November 8-10. Like KZAP and KDVS, jocks were allowed to play whatever they wanted. Hughson featured Gary Yoder on his show for an interview. Yoder was signed to Epic Records in the 60s with the band Kak, who had a KZAP hit called "Lemonaide Kid," which Hughson played leading into the interview. This video summarizes the story of how freeform radio eventually gave way to commercial interests as new management shifted to a more structured direction in the late 70s.

Read part 1: Michael Taber (KDVS PD) Interview
Read part 3: Freeform Radio
Read part 4: The 60s
Read Freeform Radio Survives

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