The Washington State Legacy Project opens a new exhibit "1968:The Year that Rocked Washington" at 3 p.m. September 13, 2018 in the 3rd Floor Reception room in the Capitol Building in Olympia. The exhibit looks back at 1968 and its impact on Washington state through the stories of some remarkable people who lived through it. The experiences of these Washingtonians invite visitors to think critically about the monumental year and its continued relevance today.
San Juan Island resident Pat O'Day, who was a famous DJ and concert promoter in Seattle, is one of the people featured in the exhibit.
"If every picture tells a story, this one from February 13, 1968, should be in a time capsule as evidence the times were changing. The 30ish guy in the tailored sport coat, black slacks and tassel loafers, his reddish-brown hair carefully brushed back Philly-style, is Pat O’Day, the legendary Seattle disc jockey and concert promoter. Pat was the king of Top 40 radio from 3 to 6 weekdays in the Sixties. The jingle he wrote for his station is nostalgic catnip to hundreds of thousands of aging Puget Sound Baby Boomers. They can intone it on cue: “KJR Seattle, Channel 95!”
A profile about O'Day is posted here.