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KZAP Birthday Party November 21, 1969 Cal Expo Building A - Grateful Dead

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This is a photo of the event poster (size 11 3/4 inch x 22 3/4 inch) promoting KZAP's 1st Birthday Party with The Grateful Dead, A.B. Skhy, Country Weather, Commander Cody, & Wildwood. Lights by Rainbow Jam and Sound by Swanson. Including Free Birthday Cake. Tickets $3.50 advance or $4.00 at the door. Advance tickets outlets: KZAP Elks Bldg., Tower Books Records, The Failasouf Shops; 23 & K, 24 & Florin, Real Foods 15th & O, Orange Julius Citrus Heights.

KZAP Free Form Stereo 98 & 1/2 FM went on the air from the 13th Floor of the Temple of the Elks, 11th & J Streets, Sacramento, CA at 6:00 AM, November 8, 1968.

The free birthday cake was huge and there was enough left after the show to take some home. Instead of eating the cake we decided to have a cake fight of sorts in celebration of our 1st birthday. The left over cake wound up lining the ceiling, floor and walls of the home of two KZAP on-air employees in which we were partying following the show. Hey, whaddya expect from a bunch of 1 year olds!

The mystery is, who was the poster artist? No artwork credit is printed on the poster. Also the strange photo in the center of the poster some say told of the future.

Happy 40! 11/08/2008,

David T cutter

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marye's picture
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KZAP...

now there's a blast from the past...

buddy plant's picture
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Very nice poster!

and super rare too, there can't be too many of these around... We had a bit of that type of radio station where I lived, KMPX and then KSAN... Big Daddy Tom Donahue, oh yeah...

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What a beautiful sight!

Grew up with KZAP, One of the best. Memories are flooding back. I remember we got to listen to it in our high school ceramics class and I very vividly remember the day Richard Nixon resigned and they annouced it and then played Fool on the Hill. Thanks for sharing that photo. peace,pk

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bring back radio FREE of corporate control

whenever I am driving to visit family in Sacto there is always that radio question, "where is the good music?" Grew up with KZAP also and was introduced to a lot of outstanding music & ideas. the "free" isn't there anymore, or it's hidden.

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KZAP Birthday Party November 21, 1969 Cal Expo Building A - Grateful Dead