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This Day In Portland Radio History (February)

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  • Started 1 year ago by Craig_Adams
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  1. FEBRUARY 1ST. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1897 Art Kirkham was born in Ptld. KOIN Program Director & Chief Announcer, 1929. Began in 1928.
    1916 Walter J.M. Kraus was born in Vancouver, WA. KQIV Founder, 72-76. KRAF Reedsport founder.
    1952 KGW-FM 100.3 Mc signed back on the air after 24 months, with a power increase to 57,000 w.
    1952 Mark Andrews was born in Ptld. KWJJ Program Director, 1986 & Music Director, 1981-85. KYXI.
    1960 Willard P. Hawley Jr. died at age 70 in Ptld. Pioneer broadcaster and Owner of 7XG/KYG 1922.
    1962 Howard C. Fay died at age 46 in Portland, Ore. KPOJ AM/FM Account Executive, 1948 to 1962.
    1965 KYMN Top 40 "Kim Radio 1520" Ore. City, switched format to Good Music as "Fine Kim Music."
    1971 KPDQ began broadcasting with pre-sunrise authority, signing on at 6 AM to sunrise, 491 watts
    1974 KGON 92.3 signed back on the air with a distinctive Rock N' Roll format, broadcasting Stereo.
    1984 KAAR began a 24 hour schedule with its Oldies format, except for a talk show 10 PM to 1 A.M.
    1987 KYTE 970 Al Ham's "The Music of Your Life" switched to an automated Adult Standards format.
    1987 KVIX 1290 picked up "The Music of Your Life" to complement its Old Time Radio programming.
    1999 Paul A. Alexander died at age 80 in Forest Grove. KUIK Farm Director, 61-66; Sales Mgr. 1960.
    2002 KKJZ "Today's Smooth Jazz" switched to Adult Contemporary music "Light Rock 106.7, K-Lite."
    2005 KCMD "Straight Country 970" switched format to "All Comedy Radio" network as "Johnson 970"
    2007 KKSN Oldies "Kisn 910" switched format to "Talk Radio Oregon." Began simulcasting KTRO-FM.
    2008 KMUZ 1010KHz became KOOR standing for "Oregon Oldies Radio" continuing its Variety format
    2008 KXMG 1150 Spanish Adult Contemp. "MaGia" switched format to Regional Mexican "Ke Buena."

    Posted on February 1, 2013 - 01:02 AM #
  2. semoochie

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    "1965 KYMN Top 40 "Kim Radio 1520" Ore. City, switched format to Good Music as "Fine Kim Music." They had billboards saying, "Don't you wish your children listened to KYMN?". I wanted to throttle the radio! It's the only time I know of that a station rubbed the noses of its former listeners, in a new format.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 - 11:01 AM #
  3. FEBRUARY 2ND. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1892 Charles O. Chatterton was born in Rhinelander, WI. KGW-KEX Managr. 37-39. KGW Mgr. 31-37.
    1898 Janet Baumhover was born in Ptld. KGW-KEX actress. "Covered Wagon Days" 1935-1936. KALE.
    1907 Arden X. Pangborn was born in Burr Oak, KS. KGW-KEX General Manager 44-46. With W-X in 41
    1969 KPDQ-FM "The Sound of Inspiration" began 24 hour operation after years 6:00 AM to 12:00 AM.
    2005 Addie Bobkins died at age 72 in Woodburn. KISN Air Personality, 63-64. KEX, 56-57. KXL, 1955.

    Posted on February 2, 2013 - 01:05 AM #
  4. semoochie

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    "2005 Addie Bobkins died at age 72 in Woodburn. KISN Air Personality, 63-64. KEX, 56-57. KXL, 1955." If you have room, KKEY 1975

    Posted on February 2, 2013 - 11:53 AM #
  5. FEBRUARY 3RD. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1926 Buddy Simmons was born in Memphis, TN. KVAN Program Dir., 1960-62. KRDR Music Dir. 67-73.
    1975 KOAP-FM expanded SCA sub-carrier channel hours with the addition of "Radio Reading Service."
    1984 Bill Mears died at age 73 in Ptld. KOIN AM/FM Asst. Mgr. & Prog. Dir., 1969-71 & P.D. 1953-69.
    1999 Archie F. Brusch died at age 76 in Woodburn. KWRC builder & Chief Engineer, 64-66. KATU Tra
    2005 KRMZ Spanish Love Songs "Romance 1150" became KXMG "Magia" switched to Spanish Adult Co

    Posted on February 3, 2013 - 01:01 AM #
  6. FEBRUARY 4TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1924 Marko Haggard was born in Hastings, Nebraska. KGW host of "Talk It Out", 1965-1966. KATU.
    1926 KQP 1410 kilocycles (212.6 meters) moved to 319 meters (939.8kc). Continuing 1 K.W. power.
    1927 KFIF Benson, became the first school station in the Northwest to broadcast a basketball game.
    1958 Camas-Washougal Radio sold KRIV to William B. & Cathryn C. Murphy for an undisclosed price.
    1985 Mel Bailey died at age 71 in Palm Springs, Cal. KXL AM/FM Station Mgr., 66-74 & P.D., 61-66.
    1987 Tom Warner died at age 52 in Troutdale, Ore. KVAN-910 Air Personality, 54-55. KUMA, KBCH.
    2005 KRSK-HD1 on 105.1-1, began broadcasting Digital IBOC a simulcast of KRSK's Hot A.C. format.
    2010 KOOR Variety "Oregon's Community Station" switched to Spanish News/Talk: W Radio 1010AM
    2012 Jaime Cooley died at age 33 in Cathlamet, WA. KNRK Asst. Program Dir. & Music Dir. 2003-08.

    Posted on February 4, 2013 - 01:08 AM #
  7. FEBRUARY 5TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1892 Dorothy Stimson Bullitt was born in Seattle, WA. KGW President, 1957-77. Also KINK & KGW-TV.
    1898 Frank Trevor was born in Moline, Ill. KOIN pianist, 1929-1951 and "Koin Klock" program co-host.
    1922 7XF owner Charles L. Austin broadcasting nightly 30 to 60 minute "concerts" on the phonograph.
    1938 KGW broadcast by remote, the opening of Timberline Lodge 6-7:00 P.M. feed to NBC Red chain.
    1965 KPAM/KPFM were knocked off the air at 11:15am to 6:30pm by a wind storm. Gusts 85-90 MPH.
    1988 KKLI became KKSN-FM, continuing its Adult Contemporary format as "K-Lite 97 FM" for one day.
    2001 KBET 105.9 MHz Vancouver signed on the air with 4.4KW. Studios at: 5005 S.W. Macadam Ave.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 - 01:03 AM #
  8. FEBRUARY 6TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1899 Chester L. "Chet" Blomsness was born in Ptld. KGW Sales Mgr. 1936-55. KOIN 30-36. KXL 28-30
    1918 Donald "Don" Boyd was born in New Mexico. KYXI Promotions Manager & Air Personality, 71-72.
    1921 Robert "Bob" Whitely was born in Calif. KOIN Nat. Sales Mgr., 58-67. KPOJ Promo. Mgr., 52-55.
    1988 KKSN-FM A.C. "K-Lite 97 FM" switched to Oldies simulcast on KKSN 910 as "97 Kisn spells KISN."
    1988 Ina Hood died at age 87 in West Linn, Ore. Former KGW staff solo singer, 1928 to 1929. KOIN.
    1995 KINK 620kHz Triple A simulcast became KOTK switching format to Hot Talk as "Super Talk 620"
    2002 KKJZ changed to KLTH, standing for K-Lite & continuing its A.C. format as "Light Rock 106.7."
    2011 KZZR Government Camp, signed on the air with 3.4kw, Regional Mexican music "La Zeta 94.3"

    Posted on February 6, 2013 - 01:00 AM #
  9. FEBRUARY 7TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1898 Leith Abbott was born in Dunsmuir, CA. KALE Director of Publicity & Public Relations, 1944-1946.
    1904 Harold Singleton was born in Golden, CO. KRTV Founder, 54-58. KGW A/F Chief Engineer, 46-53.
    1926 KQP began leasing its air time to "The Portland News" paper. Slogan "KQP & The Portland News."
    1977 KBOO was back on the air after transmitter problems 1-16-77, with new 27 year old transmitter.
    2004 Bill Wingo died at age 77 in Joseph. KWAY Station Mgr., 1961. KRWC/KGGG News Dir., 1959-60.
    2009 KQSO-LP 102.9MHz Newberg, signed on the air with 1 watt of power. Transmitter Chehalem Mtn
    2011 KPWX "La PaloMa" switched back to Regional Mex. as "1130 AM La Mexicana" after just 14 days.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 - 02:08 AM #
  10. FEBRUARY 8TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1906 Ted R. Gamble was born in Nevada, MO. KOIN AM/FM/TV President, 1953-1960. Theater owner.
    1948 KPDQ began it's 1st religious weekday program "Wings of Healing" 8:30a with Dr Thomas Wyatt.
    1953 KPAM/KPFM became the 1st stations in Portland to broadcast channeled "Stereo" simultaneously
    1981 "Don"ovan Zundel died at age 66 in Ptld. KPDQ Program Director, 47-51. KPFM 46-47. KEX, KXL.
    1989 KKSN 910 kHz., Oldies "Kisn-FM" simulcast, switched format to Adult Standards as "Sunny 910."
    1998 George Cowan died at age 49 in Beaverton. KGAR Air Personality, 1970's. KOIN-TV Tech. 25 yrs.
    2006 KBVM 88.3 MHz, moved its Antenna from the KOIN-TV tower to the adjacent Sylvan Tower, LLC.

    Posted on February 8, 2013 - 01:12 AM #
  11. semoochie

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    Don Zundel was only 66 when he died? That means that he was 57, when he was my teacher. I thought he was an old man! How about you, Warner?

    Posted on February 8, 2013 - 10:36 AM #
  12. jr_tech

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    "2006 KBVM 88.3 MHz, moved its Antenna from the KOIN-TV tower to the adjacent Sylvan Tower, LLC."

    Did KBVM actually *move* an antenna on that date? Or did they just switch to the new NCE master antenna on that date?

    Posted on February 8, 2013 - 01:24 PM #
  13. My records say KBVM moved on that date.

    Posted on February 8, 2013 - 09:58 PM #
  14. FEBRUARY 9TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1947 Dave Paull was born in Boston, MA. KGW News Director, 1980-82. KOTK N.D., KEX/KKCW, KXL.
    1959 KBPS Centennial program: Mike Haggerty, Ore. Historical Society, 8th grade, Robert Gray Sch.
    1963 KPOJ-FM 98.7 signed back on the air after 4 months. Damaged from The Columbus Day Storm.
    1996 KGON 92.3 celebrated its 22nd birthday with Blue Oyster Cult in concert at The Roseland Thetr
    2012 Homer F. Rohse died at age 92 in McMinnville. KMCM News Director 50-53. News-Register GM

    Posted on February 9, 2013 - 01:29 AM #
  15. FEBRUARY 10TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1907 United Wireless Telegraph Co. announced plans to build Portland's first wireless station: "PE."
    1920 Chuck Foster was born in Yakima, WA. KXL News Director, 52-55. KGW News Director, 50-52.
    1959 KBPS interview: Ted Hallock who was State Coordinator for the Oregon Centennial Exposition.
    1967 KISN's first annual "Kisn Bridal Fair" took place. Grand Ballroom of the "Portland Hilton Hotel."
    1978 KXL's old 82nd & Sunnyside studios burnt to the ground during Clackamas Fire Dept. exercise.
    1997 KEZF 1040 became KLVP standing for K-Love Portland, continuing its Conte. Christian format.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 - 01:02 AM #
  16. FEBRUARY 11TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1905 Kelmar LeMaster was born in Wash. KALE Director of Public Relations & Promotion, 1946-48.
    1908 Luke L. Roberts was born in Oregon. KOIN Program Director, 1951-52, Farm Director, 48-51.
    1924 George Sanders was born in Mich. KWJJ General Manager, 1966-73, & News Director, 63-73.
    1927 KWBS signed on with 10 watts on 200 meters (1498.9kc) Owner: William Berthold Schaeffer.
    1929 KGW broadcast the first all-musical program from the N.W. to NBC Net. & WGY's shortwave.
    1931 KGW began broadcasting transcriptions at 2pm. Duel machines cost $1,000. Weight 500 lbs.
    1959 KGON 1520kc featured the Centennial LP record "Oregon! Oregon!" by Stan Freberg at 9:05p.
    1966 KWAY 1570kc assets sold at 4:30pm by the County Administrative Officer of Washington Co.
    1973 Rodney F. Johnson sold KWJJ to Roy H. Park Broadcasting of Roanoke, Inc. for $2.5 Million.
    1985 Russ Conrad died at age 63 in Milwaukie. KEX Personality, 1956-66. KYXI News Anchor 78-81.
    1986 Holiday Radio, sold KSLM/KSKD 105.1MHz to Ronette Communications Corp. for $1.2 Million.
    2005 KGON 92.3 MHz., presented the first day of the "Top 923 Countdown" of Classic Rock songs.

    Posted on February 11, 2013 - 01:04 AM #
  17. FEBRUARY 12TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1938 KOIN special "Battleship Oregon." Race to the outbreak of Spanish-American War. 9:30-10 PM.
    1959 KBPS presented an Oregon Centennial speech by writer and historian Stewart Holbrook at 7pm.
    2007 KKSN 910 kilohertz became KTRO standing for "Talk Radio Oregon" continuing its Talk format.

    Posted on February 12, 2013 - 01:22 AM #
  18. FEBRUARY 13TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1897 Richard Montgomery was born in Portland. KEX "Book Chat" host, 1973-79 & 33-42. KGW 25-33.
    1907 Thomas D. "Tom" Rishworth was born in Saint Paul, Minn. KGW Assistant Manager, 1954-1956.
    1926 Delmar R. "Del" Lundbom was born in Oreg. KGON-1230kc Program and News Director, 1949-51.
    1938 KGW became first in Portland to install RCA Victor transcription equipment to record programs.
    1948 Dick Haller died at age 53 in Honolulu, HI. KGWs 1st Program Director, 23-34. Hoot Owl, 23-29.
    1956 KVAN moved main studios from their transmitter site at Smith Lake to 707 Main St. Vancouver.
    1956 KVAN 910kc directional day and night with 1kw power switched to non-directional daytime only.
    1959 KBPS 1450 KC presented "Songs For The Centennial" an Ainsworth School program at: 4:45 P.M.
    1961 KPFM 97.1 became the first FM station in the Portland area to broadcast on a 24 hour schedule.
    1967 Steven M. Forsyth was born in Denver, CO. KNRK General Sales Mgr. 96-00. KGON/KFXX 93-95.
    2001 KBET changed calls to KSTE-FM, standing for "Star 105-9" & continuing its Modern A.C. format.
    2005 Kay West #1 died at age 96 in Ptld. KEX host of "At Home with Kay West" 1945-55. KGW, KOIN.

    Posted on February 13, 2013 - 01:08 AM #
  19. FEBRUARY 14TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1912 Frank H. Coffin was born in Portland. KGW AM/FM Asst. Manager & Program Director, 1950-52.
    1930 KGW "Hoot Owls" broadcast a Valentine party, guest banjoist Eddie Peabody. 10:40pm to 12am.
    1936 KEX & American Legion Auxiliary dedicated a program to Sons & Daughters of Oregon Pioneers.
    1937 KEX presented Quincy Scott, Oregon Pioneers Society, speaking on "Ore. & Its American Ideals."
    1953 Philip L. "Phil" Jackson died at age 59 in Portland. KALE/KPOJ & KPOJ-FM President, 1944-1953.
    1955 Ronald G. "Ronnie" Callvert died at age 81 in La Jolla, CA. KGW Hoot Owl "Grand Skidoo" 25-28.
    1957 KRTV which stood for "Radio Tualatin Valley" changed calls to KUIK, standing for "Radio Quick."
    1959 KEX & KPOJ broadcast Vice-Pres., Richard Nixon's Oregon Centennial speech at Salem's Capitol.
    1959 KPOJ broadcast the Centennial Banquet in the U.S. National Bank Building, lobby. Nixon spoke.
    1961 KOIN "Time To Remember" show. Musical Valentine for sweethearts, featured romantic songs.
    1971 KXL A-F "Sunday Spectacular/Happy Birthday Oregon." Story in poetry & song. Gov. Tom McCall.
    1979 Barney Keep broadcast his last morning show on KEX, from a packed house at "Civic Theatre."
    1983 KAAR 1480kHz Top 40 "Car Radio" switched to Solid Gold Oldies "Car Radio, The All American."
    1989 KYTE-FM changed calls to KKCY, standing for "The City", & continuing its New Age A.C. format.
    1996 KBNP & KBMS were knocked off the air for days because of heavy flooding at transmitter sites.
    2000 Rosie O'Donnell's controversy with KRSK, "Rosie 105"s slogan, went nationwide in "People" Mag.
    2003 KKJY changed calls to KDZR in preparation for "Radio Disney" format change. Stayed Christian.

    Posted on February 14, 2013 - 01:08 AM #
  20. FEBRUARY 15TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1971 KBPS 1450 kHz. raised daytime power from 250 watts to 1,000. Nights continued at 250 watts.
    1974 Frederick E. "Fred" Miller died at age 63 in Portland, Oreg. KBPS Chief Engineer, 1938 to 1939.
    1989 KOAP-FM changed to KOPB-FM, standing for "Oregon Public Broadcasting" & continuing format.
    1991 KMJK 1550, reverted back to KVAN calls after 1 1/2 years, continuing KMXI Hot A.C. simulcast.
    2011 Kay West (#2) died at age 82 in Portland, Oregon. KEX host of "Coffee with Kay West", 1955.
    2012 Walter N. "Wally" Nelskog died at age 92 in Mill Creek, WA. KYXI Vice-President, 1967 to 1968.

    Posted on February 15, 2013 - 01:42 AM #
  21. semoochie

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    I meant to mention this yesterday. "1979 Barney Keep broadcast his last morning show on KEX, from a packed house at "Civic Theatre."" A portion of this broadcast can be found in the "History" section of this website(from the main page).

    Posted on February 15, 2013 - 10:45 AM #
  22. semoochie

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    I was thinking that KVAN changed from KMXI.

    Posted on February 15, 2013 - 10:46 AM #
  23. No, just KMJK.

    Posted on February 15, 2013 - 04:52 PM #
  24. FEBRUARY 16TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1959 KVAN 910 kcys., became a secondary Portland CBS Radio affiliate, running one newscast daily.
    1968 Leith F. Abbott died at age 70 in Ptld. KALE Director of Publicity & Public Relations, 1944-1946.
    2003 KDZR 1640 began playing a test loop song "Be Our Guest" Preparation for "Radio Disney" debut.
    2006 KGON-HD2 92.3-2 became Portland's 1st station to begin a 2nd Digital IBOC channel "Live Rock"

    Posted on February 16, 2013 - 12:59 AM #
  25. semoochie

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    I hadn't intended to mention about KVAN but accidentally double-posted, so I removed the second one and put that one in its place.

    Posted on February 16, 2013 - 01:58 AM #
  26. FEBRUARY 17TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1927 KXL 400 meters (749.6 kcys) moved temporarily to 770 kcys, continuing with 50 watts of power.
    1939 KOIN "Everybody Wins" show 7:30p from Fields Motor Car Co. Public invited. $25 in cash prizes.
    1952 Wilbur J. Jerman sold KWJJ to Rodney F. Johnson for $200,000. Rod was a KWJJ ann. and tech.

    Posted on February 17, 2013 - 01:13 AM #
  27. FEBRUARY 18TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1924 KFEC The Meier & Frank station on 360 meters (832.7 kcs) moved to 248 meters (1208.8 kcs).
    1927 KLIT signed on the air on 860 kcs with 7 1/2 watts from studio & transmitter site: 475 21st St.
    1930 Jim Braun was born in Portland, Oregon. KBOO host of early morning classical shows, 1990-09.
    1943 KGW "Schools at War" program. Different schools told what they were doing for the war effort.
    1991 KVAN 1550 kHz., dropped its KMXI "Mix 106" simulcast 6 A.M.-10 P.M. for a Light A.C. format.
    1994 KKBK "Classical 106.7 K-Bach" switched their format to "Portland's All New Smooth Jazz 106.7."
    1994 KMUZ Soft Adult Contemp. "Radio 1-2-3" switched to Classical as "K-Bach, Digital Stereo 1230."
    2000 Byron R. Paul died at age 90 in Portland. KOIN AM/FM/TV Transmitter Supervisor, 1934-1974.
    2003 KDZR 1640 kilohertz, debuted the "Radio Disney" satellite format, broadcasting 24 hours a day.

    Posted on February 18, 2013 - 12:59 AM #
  28. FEBRUARY 19TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1905 Edmund B. "Ed" Craney was born in Spokane, WA. KXL Co-owner & Vice President, 1937-1955.
    1912 Lucille Powell was born in St. Helens. KGW-KEX Executive Secretary to Managing Dir. 1934-44.
    1978 KUPL 1330 affiliated with the NBC Radio Network. Predecessor KPOK dropped MBS in mid 1973.
    1985 Don Rickles died at age 57 in Glendale, Calif. KGW Announcer, 1946-48. KVAN-910, KBPS, NBC.
    1990 KMJK 1550 and KMJK-FM Classic Rock switched format to Hot A.C. as "The All New Magic 107."
    2007 KPOJ's "Thom Hartmann" program began syndication, filling Al Franken's spot on "Air America"

    Posted on February 19, 2013 - 01:03 AM #
  29. FEBRUARY 20TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1912 Louis C. Cook was born in Douglas, Wyoming. KVAN-910 kilocycles Program Director, 1941-42.
    1919 Wireless censorship restrictions were lifted in Portland and on the Pacific Ocean. WWI ended.
    1981 KLIQ 1290 kilohertz, changed its city of license from Portland, Oregon to Lake Oswego, Oreg.
    1982 KAAR off the air two days. Heavy rains caused high water to short out its transformer station.
    1984 KYXI "News Radio 1520" switched to the "Stardust" nostalgia format, except for morning news.
    1997 Embarcadero Media, Inc. sold KOTK/KINK-FM to EXCL Communications, Inc. Undisclosed price.
    2003 FCC rescinded KBOO's $7,000 fine for violating indecency rule on its 1999 "Soundbox" program

    Posted on February 20, 2013 - 01:01 AM #
  30. FEBRUARY 21ST. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1920 Herb Davidson was born in Ptld. KPOJ/KPOK/KUPL AM/FM Chief Engineer, 56-77. KOIN-TV C.E.
    1923 Bill Howlett was born in Ptld. KISN News Director, 61-63 & Kisn Newscaster, 61-76. KVAN 56-59.
    1926 KGW dedicated 8th floor studios at 6:30p, expanding from the 7th floor. 2 studios, ann. booth.
    1939 Jim Howe was born in Tigard. KEX News Director, 1965-94 & KEX Newscaster, 62-01. KUMA ND.
    1940 KWJJ installed a Western Union printer to receive telegraph requests for its "Jamboree" show.
    1951 Pioneer Broadcasters, Inc. sold KGW to Samuel I. Newhouse & Mitzi E. Newhouse for $350,000.
    1952 Marshall Moss was born in Wichita, Kan. KRDR/KKGR/KMUZ AM/FM Program Director, 1988-95.
    1966 Jeannette Cramer died at age 71 in Beaverton. Host of "KGW Cooking School." On KGW 23-35.
    1975 Johnny Carpenter died at age 69 in Portland. KOIN Radio-TV Sports Director, 40-70. Joined 37.
    1985 Columbia-Willamette Broadcasting Co. sold KKCW to Fairwest Enterprises for: $5,060,000.00.
    1991 George Page died at age 48 in Ptld. KBOO host of "Jazz Rap" 72-91. KKSN 82-84. KATU 68-75.
    1999 Dean H. Woodring died at age 65 in Ptld. KGW Station Manager, 1972-75. KGW-TV V.P. & GM.
    2001 KINK-FM 101.9 megahertz, reverted its call letters back to KINK(FM).
    2004 KWJJ-FM 99.5 MHz., moved studios from the old IBM Bldg., to The Bancroft Bldg. at 9:58 P.M.
    2008 Kenneth "Ken" Ford died at age 80 in Hockinson, WA. KVAN 1480 Air Personality in late 1960's.

    Posted on February 21, 2013 - 01:03 AM #
  31. msndrspdx

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    Johnny Carpenter's name is now associated with an award to the best High School athlete in the State of Oregon, male and female, which is handed out by the OSAA each year. It is considered today to be the most prestige-laden honor that an Oregon HS athlete can win.

    Best, Mike

    Posted on February 21, 2013 - 04:39 PM #
  32. In the mid 1940's Johnny Carpenter was President of "The Oregon Sportscasters Association."

    Posted on February 21, 2013 - 09:34 PM #
  33. FEBRUARY 22ND. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1919 Jack W. Adkins was born in Oreg. KPDQ Chief Engineer, 1951-52 & KPDQ Farm Director, 52-53.
    1925 KGW 492 meters (609.3 kc) moved to 610 kilocycles. 1st Oregon station to switch to kilocycles.
    1932 Addie Bobkins was born in LA. KISN Air Personality, 1963-64. KEX 56-57. KXL 1955. KWJJ 1954.
    1950 Adah Louise (Murphy) was born in LA. KVAN-1480 Program Director & Sales Manager, 1968-72.
    1965 Ivan Jones died at age 61 in Rainier. KGW Farm Director, 1954-59. KEX FD, 51-54. KOIN 32-45.
    1984 KKCW 103.3 MHz Beaverton began testing its transmitter at the KPDX TV tower site on Skyline.
    1993 Mary Cullen died at age 91 in Reno, NV. KPOJ Mary Cullen Open House host, 48-58. KALE 44-48.
    2012 Herb Davidson died at age 92 in Ptld. KPOJ/KPOK/KUPL AM/FM Chief Engineer, 56-77. KOIN-TV.

    Posted on February 22, 2013 - 01:05 AM #
  34. semoochie

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    Well, there's another one: It looks like Herb Davidson died the day after his birthday. Do you mean to say that KGW employed not only an Ivan Smith but an Ivan Jones, as well? The fact that they're such common surnames, makes it even more interesting!

    Posted on February 22, 2013 - 01:29 AM #
  35. K-G-W, Your IVAN Station!

    Posted on February 22, 2013 - 02:41 AM #
  36. FEBRUARY 23RD. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1893 George Sturley was born in Vancouver, WA. KGW Engineer/Tech., 1929-33. Amateur 7BJ, 7GS.
    1944 Mike Johnson was born in Cleveland, OH. KMHD Producer. KZSC Co-Prod. of "Closet Free Radio"
    1956 KRWC broadcast 10th annual "All-Northwest Barbershop Ballad Contest" live from Forest Grove.
    1979 KBOO, KJIB, KPAM-FM, KPDQ-FM, KQFM, KXL-FM off air when a tree limb fell across feeder line.
    2004 KOTK 1080 kHz., moved studios from the old IBM building to the Bancroft building at 7:40 P.M.

    Posted on February 23, 2013 - 01:10 AM #
  37. semoochie

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    "1979 KBOO, KJIB, KPAM-FM, KPDQ-FM, KQFM, KXL-FM off air when a tree limb fell across feeder line." Not KGON but KPAM, which was on a different tower?

    Posted on February 23, 2013 - 02:05 AM #
  38. Rechecked. I don't know why KGON was not mentioned. It could be they were just forgotten in the article.

    Posted on February 23, 2013 - 04:19 AM #
  39. stevethedj

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    When I worked at KGON, they had a generator. Larry Holtz C.E. would know if they had one back in 1979. In 1979 I was working for KPDQ, I thought KXL had a generator. Larry Wilson C.E. would know.

    Posted on February 23, 2013 - 08:27 AM #
  40. FEBRUARY 24TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1870 Carol P. Leadbetter was born in Calif. KGW-KEX President, 41-44 & KGW AM/FM Pres., 44-47.
    1891 Aaron "Bud" Frank was born in Ptld. KFEC Station Manager, 1922-29 & Meier & Frank Co. Pres.
    1948 KPFM sponsored a Radio Dealers show in Benson High's auditorium to "Hear The Story of F.M."
    1984 KKCW Beaverton signed on the air on 103.3MHz with 85kw. Studios at Center Plaza West Bldg.
    1990 Johnnie Ray died at age 63 in LA. KVAN Host "Johnnie Ray Music" Mon. Wed. Fri. 5:15p, 1948.
    2000 Alice Baughman died at age 85 in Oregon City. KGON-1230 Host of "Aunt Alice Tales for Tots."

    Posted on February 24, 2013 - 01:25 AM #
  41. FEBRUARY 25TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1900 Ina Hood was born in Charlotte, NC? KGW staff solo singer, 28-29. KOIN. Mother of Ern Hood.
    1991 Ernie "Ern" Hood died at age 67 in Ptld. Founding member of KBOO & Air Personality, 1973-84.
    2010 Dick Bogle died at age 79 in Ptld. KEX "Minority View" Host, 1972-1977. KMHD 2007-09. KATU.

    Posted on February 25, 2013 - 01:09 AM #
  42. semoochie

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    If I get it in before you post the next report, does it count? Happy Birthday, Craig!!!!

    Posted on February 26, 2013 - 01:36 AM #
  43. It's the 26th! Thought I was safe

    Posted on February 26, 2013 - 01:40 AM #
  44. FEBRUARY 26TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1922 "The Morning Oregonian" newspaper inaugurated a permanent column "Radio News" Sundays.
    1973 KEX began an "experiment". 1st telephone talk show, 10pm-1am. Peter Marland-Jones, host.
    1995 KGON celebrated their 21st anniversary with Cheap Trick in concert, the downtown Marriott.
    2000 Bob Craig "The Old Backwoodsman" died at age 71 in Ptld. KRDR Air Personality, 1977-1986.

    Posted on February 26, 2013 - 01:43 AM #
  45. semoochie

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    While at KKEY, Peter Marland-Jones would occasionally receive a long distance call from the SF Bay area. It was from a woman who started calling him because she could hear his show on KEX.

    Posted on February 26, 2013 - 11:30 AM #
  46. FEBRUARY 27TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1922 7XF began broadcasting U.S. Public Health Bulletins at 8:45pm by request of local medical field.
    1931 KGW purchased property in Faloma, OR. (off North Denver Ave.) for new KGW transmitter site.
    1943 KGW "Stars of Tomorrow" kids gave their last radio performance in windows of "Star Furniture"
    1970 KPFM changed its calls to KPAM-FM, standing for "K-Pam, Stereo 97." "The Best Rock In Stereo"
    1971 KOIN-FM 101.1 antenna was destroyed when KOIN-TV tower collapsed from a thick ice coating.
    2002 KRSK settled slogan litigation with the Rosie O'Donnell lawyers. "Rosie 105" became "Rosey 105"
    2010 Arthur M. "Joe" Clifford died at age 89 in Tigard. Former KGW Local Sales Manager, 1962-1965.

    Posted on February 27, 2013 - 01:42 AM #
  47. semoochie

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    "1970 KPFM changed its calls to KPAM-FM, standing for "K-Pam, Stereo 97." "The Best Rock In Stereo"" KPAM was Top 40, despite its slogan. "Rock" wasn't automatically associated with "Album Rock" yet. KISN was "The Rock of the Northwest" in the early 70s. WLS was "The Rock of Chicago", etc.

    Posted on February 27, 2013 - 11:34 AM #
  48. FEBRUARY 28TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1903 Edris M. Noble (later Cox) was born in Portland. KOIN 940 kc. Dramatic Director, 1928 to 1938.
    1931 Scripps Newspapers sold KOIN 940kc to Journal Publishing Co., owners of "The Oregon Journal"
    1931 KEX 1180 affiliated with UBC Network and continued to carry programs from its own NBS chain.
    1955 KPFM 97.1 began broadcasting from the new 280 ft. KLOR Ch.-12/KPFM tower on Sentinel Hill.
    1956 Charles O. Chatterton died at age 64 in Merced, CA. KGW-KEX Mgr., 37-39. KGW Mgr., 31-37.
    1958 Tom B. Purcell, KGRO Co-owner, critically injured in car accident. Father Tom W. Purcell died.
    1972 KLIQ-FM 92.3 was knocked off the air 5 days, when a severe windstorm damaged its antenna.
    1988 Dick Brown died at age 77 in Ptld. KALE/KPOJ AM-FM/KPOK AM-FM General Manager, 1948-73.
    1988 KZRC Milwaukie signed on air on 1010KHz with 4.5kw. Transmitter: S.E. Hogan Rd., Gresham.
    1998 KKEY changed call letters to KKGT, standing for "Great Talk", continuing its Talk Radio format.
    FEBRUARY 29TH. LEAP DAY
    1924 Mel Blanc, 15, performed 2 vaudeville numbers as guest on KGW's "Hoot Owls" for the 1st time.
    1936 KEX presented "Safeway Circus Court" 9-10pm. Highlights: Leap Year & Lent. Love & Fish, etc.

    Posted on February 28, 2013 - 01:57 AM #
  49. semoochie

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    "1998 KKEY changed call letters to KKGT, standing for "Great Talk", continuing its Talk Radio format." My last act for the station.

    Posted on February 28, 2013 - 03:18 AM #

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