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Bob “The Godfather” Galli talks about his KZAP days, more

By LANCE ARMSTRONG East Sacramento News writer Lance@valcomnews.com For many former listeners of radio station KZAP 98.5, Bob Galli was one of their all-time favorite DJs. Known by the nickname, “The Godfather,” Galli was one of the station’s notable DJs

Panama Pottery history began more than a century ago

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Pocket News writer Lance@valcomnews.com Editor’s Note: This is part two in a series about the longtime-operating Sacramento business, Panama Pottery. Panama Pottery, as mentioned in the previous article of this series, made its debut in Sacramento in

Artist Bill Styler reminisces about his iconic KZAP cat mascot

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Lance@valcomnews.com   Many longtime Sacramento residents have fond memories about the city’s legendary radio station, KZAP 98.5 FM, which entertained its listeners from 1968 to 1992. And many of those people recall the station’s iconic cat mascot.

Dennis Newhall fulfilled dream to become a KZAP DJ

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Arden-Carmichael News writer Lance@valcomnews.com Editor’s Note: This is part five in a series about the history of radio station, KZAP 98.5 FM. Dennis Newhall was among the DJs who joined Sacramento’s legendary radio station, KZAP 98.5 FM,

Mini jazz festival held at local Elks lodge

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Pocket News writer Lance@valcomnews.com The Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society on Sept. 11 presented the first of which could eventually be many mini jazz festivals at the Elks Lodge No. 6 building on Florin Road. The society, which

Historic home tour to showcase Elmhurst neighborhood homes Sept. 11

Tour offers rare opportunity to visit Julia Morgan House By LANCE ARMSTRONG East Sacramento News writer Lance@valcomnews.com The Julia Morgan House and several other historic structures will highlight the 41st annual Historic Home Tour on Sunday, Sept. 11. The event,

KZAP’s original GM recalls station’s early days

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Arden-Carmichael News writer Lance@valcomnews.com   Editor’s Note: This is part three in a series about the history of radio station KZAP 98.5 FM.   Ed Fitzgerald, the original general manager of KZAP 98.5 FM, came to Sacramento

Greek festival to be held at Sacramento Community Center Sept. 2-4

Festival to relocate to east Sacramento church grounds in 2017

By LANCE ARMSTRONG East Sacramento News writer Lance@valcomnews.com The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation will hold its 53rd annual Greek Festival at the Sacramento Convention Center during Labor Day weekend. The three-day event will begin on Friday, Sept. 2

Former radio DJ reminisces about his days at KZAP, more

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Arden-Carmichael News writer Lance@valcomnews.com Editor’s Note: This is part two in a series about the history of radio station KZAP 98.5 FM. Among the original disc jockeys of the now defunct, legendary Sacramento radio station, KZAP 98.5

Legendary KZAP radio station debuted with free-form programming in 1968

By LANCE ARMSTRONG Arden-Carmichael News writer Lance@valcomnews.com Editor’s Note: This is part one in a series about the history of radio station KZAP 98.5 FM. An article about the one-year history of K-ZAP (KZHP) 93.3 FM, a station inspired by