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Barney Burke hiatus 2016

BURKE KPTZ feature web size 2016

Barney Burke has been hosting the Friday Night Blues since KPTZ’s first broadcast in 2011.

But after 290 broadcasts, he’s taking a sabbatical until 11 November 2016 because he’s running for re-election to our local public utility, Jefferson PUD. “It’s a good rule for radio and a good rule for elections,” Barney said of FCC regulations on broadcasters who run for public office.

As you can see in this photo, Barney is a fan of Howlin’ Wolf, but he plays all kinds of blues from Delta to Chicago and acoustic to electric, and yes, eclectic. He welcomes feedback and suggestions at

Thanks to everyone who made our 5th Birthday Concert a smashing success!

Concert Director: Tim Quackenbush
Talent Scout: Bill Kiely
Sound: Everett Moran, Doug Warren
Back Stage: Chris Bricker, Ellen Bonjorno
Sponsors, Raffle: Shannon Davis
House Manager: Nora Petrich
Hosts: Bill and Kathy Mercier, Dick Keenan, Jo Quackenbush, Keri French, Mari Mullen
Ushers: Don and Oma Landstra, Diana Talley, Deb Munro, Leslie Aickin, Oceana Sunshine
Sound Recording: Sonny Flores
Videography: Al Bergstein
Mistress of Ceremony: Ruby Fitch

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