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KBCS Fall Fund Drive

Many thanks to everyone who donated during the on-air portion of our Fall Fund Drive and all the Sustaining Members of KBCS. If you've yet to support, there's still time to help close the gap on our overall goal and get your contribution counted. Click the "Donate Now" button. Thank you in advance for your support!

$100,000 Goal


Drive ends: September 30, 2019

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The History of Seattle’s First Black-owned Radio Station

Former KYAC General Manager, Don Dudley interviewed by Seattle Theatre Group's Vivian Phillips at KBCS.

February 15, 2016 - 11:18 am

In 1965, Seattle soul station KYAC went on the air. At the time it was owned by a white man but that would change. Don Dudley eventually took ownership of the station, becoming the first African American to own a radio station in Seattle. Former KYAC radio announcer and now Seattle Theatre Group, Marketing and Communications Director, Vivian Phillips sat down with former KYAC General Manager, Don Dudley at our KBCS studios.