Stories & Specials 

Stories: A few tales and tidbits from KSAN's history


Raechel Donahue and Terry McGovern tell the story of Hadwig and the SLA.

Bonnie Simmons tells the story of Bob McClay and the lobsters.

Announcements of Vietnam soldiers imprisonment protest.

Willis Duff explains the firing of Roland Young.

Frank Zappa's PSA against drug abuse.

Thom O'Hair recalls the day he fired Samantha the astrologist.

KSAN crew celebrates their ratings victory over KSFO by streaking the station.

Earthquake Rumblings, a public service feature.

KSAN produced this (unpaid) ad for Timothy Leary when he ran for governor of California.

Norman Davis tells the story of Phil Buchanan's argument with his girlfriend.


Specials: Documentaries and Tidbits

Origins: Tom Donahue tells the story of the station's origin.

Death and Birth: The last ten minutes of classical station KSAN and transition to the new format in May of 1968.

Clap for the Wolfman: Wolfman Jack makes a guest appearance, spinning platters and taking calls..

Singing Telegram: The staff arranges a singing telegram and birthday celebration for Donna Campbell..

Kollege of Knowledge:KSAN returned to the golden age of radio with a live audience Quiz Show broadcast from the Boarding House, featuringTerry McGovern, Bonnie Simmons, Jerry Graham, Richard Gossett, Bob McClay, Dave McQueen, Phil Buchanan, and Norman Davis.

A Tribute to Tom: Bonnie Simmons's tribute to Tom Donahue.

Citizen Donahue (Part 1): Judy Briscoe compiled this series of interviews for Tom's 45th birthday.

Citizen Donahue (Part 2):

Station Profile: Bonnie Simmons prepared this tape for potential station advertisers.

Tenth Anniversary Special: For its tenth anniversary, KSAN prepared a simulcast with KQED that included music performances by the Rolling Stones, Santana, Fleetwood Mac, and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.  Introductions were made by Jerry Graham, Norm Winer, Glenn Lambert, and Tony Kilbert.