KRAB-FM Lesbian-Feminist Radio Program recordings, 1971-1982  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ottey, Shan
Title
KRAB-FM Lesbian-Feminist Radio Program recordings
Dates
1971-1982 (inclusive)
Quantity
6.96 cubic feet (8 boxes including 219 sound reels)
Collection Number
6115 (Accession No. 6115-001)
Summary
Reel to reel recordings from the KRAB-FM Lesbian-Feminist Radio Program
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection consists entirely of analog media. Potential users must arrange to have the material transferred to digital format before it can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Shan Ottey was born in Philadelphia in 1946 to a labor union family. She and her brother Bob Ottey were pirate radio enthusiasts who used the airwaves to protest political issues of the day. After participating in the Stonewall riots in 1969, Shan moved to Seattle. As a licensed radio sound engineer, she began an all-night jazz show on KRAB. As an advocate for women in radio, Shan held hands on technical training seminars at KBCS and KRAB to prepare women to become licensed sound engineers. She continued her work with KRAB until 1982. Eventually she worked as an engineer at the University of Washington and earned an engineering degree.

http://www.glbtqarchive.com/arts/radio_A.pdf

http://www.krabarchive.com/krab-staff-volunteers-and-supporters.html

Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

KRAB-FM was a non-commercial, educational FM radio station (107.7) in Seattle that began in a garage on Roosevelt Way in Seattle and moved to an old fire station on Capitol Hill and eventually to Rainier Avenue. KRAB-FM went silent in 1984. Among its dozens of programs KRAB-FM broabdcasted one of the earliest American gay and lesbian radio shows in the United States "Make No Mistake About It, It's a Faggot and a Dyke." The program was created for KRAB-FM by Shan Ottey and Paul Barwick in 1971. Shan went on to produce broadcasts for the Lesbian Feminist Radio Collective including the show WE--Women Everywhere, which featured a format of women's music, news, and interviews. The volatile issue of lesbian separatism eventually split the Collective into two groups in 1975. WE--Women Everywhere continued to feature feminist programming while Amazon Media offered more lesbian-focused programming, including discussions of such topics as animal rights and non-monogamy.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes reel recordings of programs, songs, interviews, and dances from the KRAB-FM Lesbian-Feminist Radio Program, 1971-1982, produced and recorded by Shan Ottey.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 Interview: L.H.C and Lesbian Mother's National Defense Fund June 10, 1974
1 Kathy and Cello February 27, 1975
1 Women in Old China March 13, 1975
1 Survival Kit Native American March 18, 1975
1 W. E. (Women Everywhere) June 15, 1975
1 Betty Kaplowitz Songs July 11, 1975
1 W. E. (Women Everywhere) February 15, 1976
1 1st Sunday Night Amazon Media March 4, 1976
1 Fem Econ May 7, 1977
1 Readings and Music May 17, 1977
1 Ti-Grace Atkinson July 23, 1977
1 Short Stories July 30, 1977
1 Future of Lesbian Movement November 11, 1977
1 Readings on Feminism January 8, 1978
1 Winter Solstice Show December 24, 1978
1 Dyke on the Street February 24, 1979
1 Dyke on the Street May 19, 1979
1 Jewish Lesbians May 31, 1980
1 Kat & Jo, Emmi & Randy: Songs undated
1 Lesbians' Interviews on Socialist Feminism undated
1 Racism Discussion undated
1 Racism/Drug Addiction History undated
1 Skits: Storme Weber, Shan Ottey, Molly Lawless, Jean Richell(?) undated
1 Les Guérillères by Monique Wittig undated
1 Interview with Amazon Media undated
1 In studio: Willie Tyson (Olivia Records) undated
1 Dance Tape I undated
1 Readings on Classism undated
1 Lesbian's Interview undated
1 Part of Dream and Fantasies Music Show undated
1 Ti-Grace Atkinson/Amazon Odyssey - Movement Politics and Lesbianism and Feminism undated
1 No label or description undated
1 No label or description undated
2 Garbage Among the Trash February 6, 1975
2 Women's Survival Kit, Women in Country Western Music September 18, 1975
2 Ageism I December 3, 1977
2 Ageism II December 10, 1977
2 Japanese Press Review, Kathy Reading February 23, 1977
2 In studio: Author Charlotte Bunch with Music May 18-19, 19??
2 Evergreen Women's Folk Festival Music undated
2 Funk-Country Music undated
2 In studio interview: Bebe K Roach: Don't Want to Leave the City, Kalaha Mama undated
2 Country/City Politic? undated
2 In studio: Songs Sung by Eileen Brown undated
2 Robin, Woody, and Wings undated
2 Gloria Steinam and Redstockings undated
2 Judy Collins, Ann Murray undated
2 Short 5 undated
2 Children's Recordings, Readers' Digest undated
2 Spanish undated
2 Spanish undated
2 Interviews Janine B, "Coyote" undated
2 Kat undated
2 Kathy Kahn with the Cut Cane Ramblers Fiddle Band: The Working Girl undated
2 MS Mag - Gorgons undated
2 Lesbian Clinic Interview undated
2 Berkeley Women's Music Collective undated
2 Interview OAA undated
2 Amazon - Alix Dobkin undated
2 No label or description undated
2 No label or description undated
2 No label or description undated
3 Santa Clause from Santa Fe January 19, 1971
3 Women in Theater - Interview Gloria Albee Spring 1974
3 Shelter Half November 17, 1974
3 May Day International Workers of the World May 1, 1975
3 Survival Kit - Local Music February 19, 1976
3 Interview Gorgons March 7, 1976
3 Country Women's Music June 2, 1977
3 The Ballad of Yvonne Swan Wanrow - Annual Northwest Women's Music Festival July 7, 1978
3 Local Lesbian Lyrics February 25, 1978
3 Interview - Romance Show November 25, 1978
3 WAMV Show #1 - Talking WAV and Updates on Cases September 15, 1979
3 Olga's Conversation with a Lesbian Feminist from New Zealand March 1980
3 Lesbian Astrology (Sharon) April 26, 1980
3 Nonviolence - Sharon with Interviews January 17, 1981
3 Berkeley Women's Music Collective Tape II undated
3 BeBe K'Roche - Songs undated
3 Workshop - Meg and Teresa undated
3 Megavitamin Therapy undated
3 WSK - Short Stories - Gilman, Nin, Paley undated
3 Porpoise Press, Martha and Lucy undated
3 Red Star Singer undated
3 SK L and Mari Doing Books undated
3 Mujeres Morenas - Dark-Skinned Women undated
3 Berkeley Women's Music Collective - BeBe K'Roche undated
3 Rape #1 undated
3 Lesbian Mothers- Reactions, Publicity undated
3 Spanish 3 undated
3 Super Stars undated
3 Gorgons undated
3 Leftist Lezzie undated
3 White House Conference on Family undated
3 No label or description - says "Save" on reel undated
4 Abortion/Sandy July 3, 197?
4 Relationships I August 14, 1972
4 Relationships II September 18, 1972
4 Judith and Shan on "Art" May 13, 1976
4 Surviving in the Patriarchy Short Stories October 1976
4 Second Half of Fem Econ Discussion May 7, 1977
4 Lesbian Women's Studies May 21, 1977
4 Animal Oppression I November 19, 1977
4 Book Reviews March 18, 1978
4 Lesbian Music April 1, 1978
4 KD's Poetry July 14, 1979
4 Japanese Lesbians September 9, 1978
4 Animal Opression May 10, 1980
4 Oracles of Feminism undated
4 Lesbian Feminist Radio Collective: Women and Science Fiction undated
4 Women and Madness undated
4 Ti Grace Atkinson undated
4 Readings on Classism (Personal) undated
4 Alix Dobkin undated
4 Animal Oppression II undated
4 Matriarchy undated
4 Strong Women's Conference undated
4 Vicki Randle - Songs undated
4 Addiction Part I undated
4 Addiction Part II undated
4 Interview with Kathy About LFRC undated
4 Martha and Lucy Van Felix-Wilde Interview undated
4 Gorgons undated
4 Animals Part III undated
4 Spirituality Show undated
4 Spirituality undated
4 Marth and Lucy Van Felix-Wilde Story undated
4 No label or description undated
4 No label or description undated
4 No label or description undated
4 No label or description undated
4 No label or description undated
5 Fat undated
5 Molly/Liz (Future Lesbian Movement?) undated
5 Survival Kit, Z. Budapest June 19, 197?
5 Women in Trades Spring 1974
5 WE Actualities April 22, 1974
5 Women and Prison April 29, 1974
5 Stort Story Program - Surviving in the Patriarchy September 1, 1974
5 Latin Women February/March 1975
5 Rita Mae Brown - Lesbian Feminist, Writer of Rubyfruit Jungle August 1975
5 Survival Kit - Women's Evolution February 5, 1976
5 Local Lesbians June 1977
5 Lesbian Poetry October 15, 1977
5 Science Fiction November 5, 1977
5 I-13 July 8, 1978
5 Dyke on the Street - Jealousy and Non-Monogomy March 3, 1979
5 Seattle March 24, 1979
5 Show WE Everywhere February 3, 1980
5 Womyn Work October 1980
5 Interviews - Lesbian Radio Collective, It's About Time, Amazon Media August 16, 1980
5 Ellen McLlwaine and Buffy Sainte-Marie Songs undated
5 Laura Nyro Songs undated
5 Malvina Reynolds Songs undated
5 Dance Tape I undated
5 Color, Touring, Chakras - Exerpts from the Healing Workship undated
5 Protective Legislation and Women at Work Stories undated
5 Dance Tape II undated
5 Dance Tape III undated
5 Dance Tape II undated
5 Feminist Economic undated
5 Lesbian Panel, Soc. Fem. Conf. undated
5 Juvenile Interviews - Young Women and the Law undated
5 Sue Issacs undated
5 Berkeley Women's Music Collective undated
5 A Few Loving Women undated
5 Berkely Women's Music Collective undated
5 Revolution Begins at Home undated
6 Sweet Honey and the Rock June 22, 1973
6 Jan Kravse and Rita Shaw - Abortion Backlash April 18, 1974
6 Amazon Media Journals - Imperial Fruit July 9, 1974
6 Jamie Holland Songs January 17, 1975
6 Holly Near May 25, 1975
6 Kat and Jo KLCC Marathon October 1975
6 Surviving in the Patriarchy - Music/Politic, Alix Dobkin April 23, 1977
6 Feminist Economics May 7, 1977
6 Art Interview - Jazz Show September 3, 1977
6 Women's Writings on Racism September 10, 1977
6 Asian Lesbians April 1978
6 Class II - Skit, Tokenism, Size/Class, Age/Class, Disability/Class, Sterotypes/Attitude May 20, 1978
6 Romance Show November 25, 1978
6 Lesbian Mexicana December 9, 1978
6 Excerpts from the Healing Workshop - Stress and Nutrition September 1979
6 Interview with Through the Looking Glass September 13, 1979
6 Responses to Racism January 5, 1980
6 The Politics of Rape - Susan Griffin May 10, 1980
6 S&M Discussion May 21, 1980
6 Psychic Experiences October 25, 1980
6 Joanna Russ Interview February 6, 1982
6 Lesbian Talent Show undated
6 Country Women's Music undated
6 Healing Group Workshop Part 2 - Visualization and Dreams undated
6 Addiction Interviews undated
6 Colored Voices undated
6 Sister Song - BeBe K'Roche undated
6 Joan Armatrading undated
6 Women Laughing undated
6 Class I - Breakdown Race/Class, Sex/Class, Skit undated
6 Interview - Peru undated
6 No label or description undated
6 No label or description undated
7 Flo Kennedy undated
7 Berkley Women's Music Collective undated
7 TI Grace Atkinson undated
7 S/F undated
7 SK Local Women's Music undated
7 Local Lesbian Music - Maureen, Puir, etc. undated
7 Class undated
7 History of Lesbian Movement - AM - Keep undated
7 No label or description undated
8 Alix Dobkin - Politics of Spirituality April 1977
8 Matriarchies undated
8 "Super Stars" undated
8 Racism Part II undated
8 Gang - March 8th Show undated
8 No label or description undated
8 Fat Farm undated
8 Racism Part I undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ageism--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Drug addiction--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Feminism--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Feminists--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Lesbians--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Patriarchy--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Racism--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Radio programs--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Women in music
  • Women--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • Ottey, Shan--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • KRAB-FM Radio Station (Seattle, Wash.)
  • KRAB-FM Radio Station (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Interviews
  • Sound recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • KRAB-FM Radio Station (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)