Re: Oregon & SW Washington Original Call Letter Meanings List

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kennewickman
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Mid Columbia call sign meanings ..a double entandre’..

KALE of course was originally a Portland radio station the precursor to KPOJ really…and KALE meant “cash’and was the sister station of KOIN..as Craig has pointed out in strings before..ok well around 1949/50 Elroy McCaw and his Brother George ( dba Yakima Broadcasting ) bought the dark/defunct KALE..studio equipment and transmitter and Call Sign..I heard from people who knew when I worked for SRO who later bought up the property from McCAW in the early 70s..that the reason McCaw’s wanted callsign KALE was because it was an anogram with the first McCaw station KELA ,Chehalis ( their home town )..