Sacramento KZAP

Published on May 24th, 2015 | by Sactown Magazine

Preview of KZAP documentary May 26 at downtown library

So much for quiet at the library: A preview of a forthcoming documentary about the wild, decibel-drenched dawn of FM radio will accompany a panel discussion about Sacramento’s influential station KZAP on May 26 at downtown’s Central Library.

“KZAP: Underground Radio Comes to the Valley” will explore the ascent of the station after its debut on Nov. 8, 1968, amid the gathering storm of “free-form” FM radio formats that counterbalanced—and eventually absorbed—the mainstream music programming of AM radio at the end of the ’60s. A new clip from Free-Form, Baby!, filmmaker Mark Herzig’s documentary in the works about this era, will screen along with a chat between KZAP veterans Jeff Hughson, Ed Fitzgerald and Dennis Newhall.

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