Re: Portland Area Original Call Letter Meanings


Craig, regarding the very last one on the list — KZRI — I’m pretty sure that the “RI” has been used by Educational Media Foundation in the call letters for many stations in its Air 1 network (“R” being for Air and “I” being for 1). And I would guess they used the “Z” for no special reason other than they simply needed one more letter….

This is similar to the fact that “LV” is used a lot in calls for the stations in EMF’s K-Love network.