john jensen

A former San Francisco broadcaster, John Jensen has been an avid collector of music, movies, and radio broadcasts of the 1930s and 40s. Early fascination led to eventual employment as general manager of KMPX, (KMPXRadio.com) a radio station devoted to playing the music and radio broadcasts of those years. He produced a world-wide radio broadcast honoring the US Navy’s 200th Anniversary, starring, in person, Bing Crosby, Mel Blanc, and other radio stars from the 1940s.

In 1992, he directed the 50th Anniversary Salute for an Armed Forces Radio broadcast, heard world-wide over Armed Forces Radio. As an audio historian, he has provided research and assorted media to filmmakers, such as Frances Ford Coppola, George Lucas and Jack Haley, Jr.

He recently retired after 25 years as Senior Director of Public Relations for the international humanitarian organization, World Vision. Since then he has been lecturing at various venues including numerous libraries, the University of Washington and numerous community colleges.  His topics include: Early radio broadcasting and World War II.

John is a member of the Washington State’s speaker’s bureau: Humanities Washington

ALL LECTURES CURRENTLY BEING held ONLINE

CURRENT SCHEDULE

2020

JULY 16 - REVISITING THE GREAT RADIO COMEDIANS - RADIO ENTHUSIASTS OF PUGET SOUND 

                 FREE ZOOM SEMINAR - REGISTER AT REPSBOARD@YAHOO.COM

JULY 21 - THE ROOTS OF ROCK AND ROLL PT II - THE GIRL SINGERS  - OLLI-UW  ZOOM SERIES

                 INFORMATION AND ENROLLMENT: OLLI-UW@UW.EDU

JULY 28 - THE ROOTS OF ROCK AND ROLL PT II - THE BOY SINGERS - OLLI-UW  ZOOM SERIES

                 INFORMATION AND ENROLLMENT: OLLI-UW@UW.EDU

AUGUST 4 - THE ROOTS OF ROCK AND ROLL PT II - DOO-WOP - OLLI-UW  ZOOM SERIES

                 INFORMATION AND ENROLLMENT: OLLI-UW@UW.EDU

AUGUST 11 - THE ROOTS OF ROCK AND ROLL PT II - FOLK-ROCK - OLLI-UW  ZOOM SERIES

                 INFORMATION AND ENROLLMENT: OLLI-UW@UW.EDU

SEPTEMBER 21 TO NOVEMBER 16 - A PEOPLE AT WAR - EIGHT PART ZOOM SEMINAR  - BELLEVUE COLLEGE

               INFORMATION AND ENROLLMENT: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/ce/retiree-programs/

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 23 - ROOTS OF ROCK - EIGHT PART ZOOM SEMINAR  - BELLEVUE COLLEGE

               INFORMATION AND ENROLLMENT: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/ce/retiree-programs/

OCTOBER 10 - 2:00 PM - BING AND BOB IN WORLD WAR II - THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF FEDERAL WAY

NOVEMBER 10 - 2:00 PM - BING AND BOB IN WORLD WAR II -  VILLAGE GREEN AND DAYSTAR

NOVEMBER 17  - 3:00 PM  THE STORY OF DOO WOP -  PINEBROOK VILLAGE - FOLSOM, CALIFORNIA

2021

JANUARY 5 - TO MARCH 16  12 NOON - THE ROOTS OF ROCK AND ROLL - BELLEVUE COLLEGE

         INFORMATION AND ENROLLMENT: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/ce/retiree-programs/

JANUARY 5 TO MARCH 16 - 2 PM  - A PEOPLE AT WAR - BELLEVUE COLLEGE

         INFORMATION AND ENROLLMENT: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/ce/retiree-programs/

JANUARY 27 - 1 TO 3 PM - THE GIRL GROUPS OF THE 1950s AND 60s - GREEN RIVER COLLEGE

        INFORMATION AND ENROLLMENT: https://www.greenriver.edu/ce

FEB.18 TO MAR. 25 - NOON TO 2 PM -THE EARLY DAYS OF RADIO: A LOOK AT THE GOLDEN AGE OF BROADCASTING

BELLEVUE COLLEGE - INFORMATION AND ENROLLMENT: https://www.bellevuecollege.edu/ce/retiree-programs/

CONTACT JOHN FOR MORE INFORMATION

Complete information on programs, scheduling and fees can be found by calling or emailing John at:

253 709-7312

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