Todd Johnstone

Written by Todd Johnstone:
Posted on October 27th, 2009 at 6:26 pm
Go Back to Remembrances

I met Frank sometime in late 1968 or early 1969. Frank was an easy person to become friends with and with his always upbeat mood would liven any room he entered. I was frequently his engineer for “The Chef’s hour” which was about 10-15 minutes with “the moose”. Wish that I had, or could find, tapes of some of the shows. For some reason “mainline mush” comes to mind from one of the more over the top shows. It’s a good thing none of the college staff ever listened in the early days.

I graduated in 1970 and left Cal Poly for Boeing, now after 34 years there (Seattle) i’ve retired. I tried to visit Frank each time I passed through San Luis Obispo, usually traveling with someone different. It was always amusing to watch a person’s first encounter with Frank. Even the most stoic individual would crack a smile.

It’s hard to believe that I won’t be seeing Frank again, at least not on the Central Coast. This getting old sucks!

It’s a wonder to see all the memorable names above with stories of KCPR. Sorry to diverge, but, can anyone tell me if Wierd Al was named after Wierd Harold (the KCPR one of course), I’ve always wondered.

It’s hard not to smile when neurons that contain some of these memories are stimulated again after being dormant for nearly four decades. Thanks for a great time Frank.