Johnny Forrest, Radio Broadcaster, Playwright and Songwriter
John R. Forrest (Johnny): Writer-performer on the Gilmore Fun Circus Radio Show, 1930, Broadcaster for Seattle Broadcasting Company (KOL), 1936, writer-performer for Lux Radio Theater, Hollywood (between 1939 and 1945), Program Director and Broadcaster (1949) at Seattle Broadcasting Company / KOL (located in the Northern Life Tower, Seattle, Washington), Newscaster, Anchorman, Sportscaster, Announcer, Disk Jockey and Department Manager at KOL (1950-1967), Newscaster at KIRO (circa 1962), Newscaster at KFKF Bellevue (1967-1970), composer and songwriter, including a hit single, titled, "Blue Tears" (Golden Crest Records), writer of two plays for CBS Suspense Theater ("Mission Completed" and "The Daisy Chain"), composer of musical productions, including "Johnny Appleseed," presented by Seattle Repertory Theater (1949), sportscaster for radio KOL's broadcast of the Seattle Seafair Hydroplane Races (broadcast from Bob Gilliam's boat, the "KOLroy"), from 1959 to 1960.
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