Whodunit? The Olympia Historical Society-Bigelow House Museum (OHS-BHM) is seeking help to solve a 50 year-old local mystery of who pranked radio station KGY during the early morning hours of June 5, 1973? In his recently published memoir of working at the station 1240 AM: Life at a Small Town Radio Station, long-time Olympia radio personality Dick Pust described driving to the iconic mid 20th century modern KGY studio that morning only to find the door blocked by 228 tires. Yes, tires!
Perched as it is over tidelands at the tip of the Port Peninsula, Pust bravely clung to the outside edge of the long railing of the “bridge” that links the parking lot to the door, just in time to bring the station on-air. Later that morning, an anonymous call to KGY asked Pust “Didn’t you notice anything different when you got to the station this morning?”
Dedicated to documenting and sharing local history and culture, OHS-BHM is seeking information about who was involved in planning and executing this bold and quirky prank? Plus, who called and questioned Pust that morning? Allegedly, the prank was the work of the Olympia High School 1973 graduating class. But who and how did they do it?
Anyone willing to step forward (can be anonymously) by June 5, 2023 is asked to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, post on our Facebook page, or write to us at PO Box 1821, Olympia 98507. OHS-BHM has a prize (or maybe we should say “reward?”) as an enticement to help us solve this 50 year old mystery.