A fixture of the Sacramento music scene for many decades, Jeff Hughson was an early founder of KZAP radio station, and worked
as a concert promoter and record dealer for decades. This collection is comprised of musician and performance files, sound
and video recordings, and periodicals created and collected by Jeff Hughson and capturing the Sacramento music scene from
the late-1960s through the 1990s.
A fixture of the Sacramento music scene for many decades, Jeff Hughson was born in Sacramento in 1950 and graduated from Sacramento
High School in 1968. Shortly thereafter, he joined the pioneering on-air staff at KZAP, Sacramento's first freeform rock music
radio station, which began broadcasting on November 8, 1968. Hughson served as music director for the station from 1968 through
1971. Starting in the 1970s, he developed a successful career as a concert promoter on the local music scene. In addition,
Hughson was a record dealer and amassed a collection numbering in the tens of thousands. His love of local music extended
to the founding of the Sacramento Blues Society, work in music journalism and hosting of local music series. In 2000, he
started a record company with Dennis Newhall and Martin DeAnda called Dig Music, which had the goal of uncovering previously
unreleased recordings from Northern California bands from the 1960s and 1970s.