1976: The station improves its facilities by installing much-needed
heating and cooling systems. The number of KOPN subscribers grows to
370. KOPN introduces the Columbia area to Celtic music, and "Dark
Pulsations," a program devoted to the voices and concerns of the local
African-American community, has its debut. In July, KOPN staffers
attend the National Federation of Community Broadcasters Convention
in Telluride, Colorado.
Traditional Tunes Continue
KOPN is proud to announce the beginning of a biweekly show devoted to
the traditional and folk-derived music of Ireland, Scotland, England,
Wales and Britain. In response to the growing interest in Celtic
music, and in order to present recordings of music that are less
generally available in this country, Lark in the Morning will
explore the music and the people of the Isles, from the "pure"
traditional and ethnic forms, to the "folk revival" performers and
other music strongly influenced by the Celtic tradition. Glimpses
into the pagan culture and ancient music of the olden tymes, their
influences on the social and musical environments of modern times,
and some of the finest tunes ever, many of which are available only
as imports, or not at all, in this country. So join us for an evening's
pleasure--hark to the Lark in the Morning.
Taken from an article written July, 1976.
Join Carol Goodnick, every Sunday 3-5 PM, as she continues the
tradition of Celtic music, stories and lore on Strike the Gay Harp.