Thursday, January 24, 2013

Whatever happened to the I-80 Control and JR14 CB radio clubs of Idaho?


If you lived in the Magic Valley area of Idaho, in the mid 1970’s early 80’s you probably had a 6 foot Shakespeare antenna coming off your hot rod, or pickup with a Cobra, Radio Shack and a bunch other brands of a thing called the CB Radio.

You also probably belonged to one of two groups, the I-80 Control CB Club, for the older folks and OTR Truckers, and for us in the younger laps of the road of life, the JR14 CB Club. Shortly after the massive I-80 Control CB / Truckers Jamboree, of 1975 the both clubs kinda broke apart to a slight degree. Many were looking for something more and leadership. Several accusations of money theft by officers and all raised at motorist coffee breaks , lead to the near collapse of both groups.

In stepped Hazzard County and most if not all members of both the I-80 Control and JR14 CB Club’s joined or merged with the Hazzard County Knytes Kustmz Association, that is now The Knytes of Anarchy the brother organization of us here in the AyreWolvez Military Aviation Association.

In view of that, and with membership building rapidly, to numbers not seen in decades, a suggestion that came from a recent article in Overdrive Magazine, that CB Radio’s popularity is again on the rise, the Knytes-of-Anarchy is looking to re-establishing a CB Radio Road Watch program. Where in CB Radio enthusiasts would monitor CB’s at home and mobile and render assistance via landline or other methods.

To that end the Knytes-of-Anarchy is looking to stage in 2014 a Knytes Reunion at the Filer Fairgrounds in Filer Idaho. Similar to the shindig we staged in 1975.

To answer the question what happened to the I-80 Control and JR14 CB Clubs? They became Knytes-of-Anarchy.

Good morning, its warm outside, maybe going to start thawing.

L8R Ya’ll