Re: Oregon & SW Washington Original Call Letter Meanings List

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Craig_Adams
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I’ve now gone through what’s been posted and entered the information on the master copy. Here’s my response to some of the posted info:

Randy: KAPL Phoenix was and is owned by Applegate Media, Inc. Not Applegate Christian Fellowship.

Re-checked and KKTT 95.3 was licensed to Creswell and currently as KUJZ. There was no other previous Eugene market community listed additionally.

KROR was not owned by Reliable Oregon Radio. This is a bit of a stretch but could the calls mean K-ROaR! Myrtle Creek is close to Wildlife Safari and they do have lions.

The KWOW calls were the only ones I wasn’t sure of but decided to add them anyway. They’ve now been deleted from the master copy.

RadioRob: Good catch on KSKR The Score! That was a typo on my part. Placing capitol letters in the middle of words gets me confused at times while typing.

RadioGuy: Good catch on KTRQ! I did miss listing them. They’ve been added to the master copy. They went on the air in 1990 and were off by 1991.

It’s a little hard for me to believe KIQY would choose calls to look like there dial position. Are you sure about this?

Semoochie: Good catch on KROG! I miss spelled Rogue.

Thanks for the KXPC explanation. I did remember “Pure Country” after it was mentioned but not the original “Power Country”.

I’m adding “quill” as a secondary KWIL meaning. It might even be the original. I’ve never been sure about the “Willamette” meaning and quill has been used since the early 1950’s.