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Randy Kramer, KAFY Bakersfield, 1977 (07:52)
. . . we found a way to keep our records cleaner . . .
Description by Uncle Ricky
Randy Kramer was the morning guy at KAFY/550 in Bakersfield, when I was PD with GM Gary Burns in 1977. Burns was replaced by owner Darren McGavren (McGavren Guild) in 1978.
Randy was very creative, dependable and professional when he worked with me. Randy also had epilepsy. He took a lot of medication to keep it under control, and it was never a problem at KAFY.
The last time I saw Randy was in the early '80's, in Sacramento, when he showed up unexpectedly at KROY (where I was Operations Manager) looking for a job. He was traveling with a battered old suitcase tied up with string, which he had stashed behind the dumpster at the station. He told me his ex-wife had the gold record.
Unfortunately, I had nothing for him at KROY, and at his request, I took him and his suitcase to the bus station in Sacramento. A few years later, I was told he died when he suffered a seizure in the shower. So, for all I know, this is all anyone will ever know about Randy Kramer.
Hey, this was a good aircheck, Randy. I don't remember if I ever told you that...
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