Re: Portland Area Original Call Letter Meanings

Joe Ferguson

Hi Craig,

Understanding that it’s been 25 years and my memory certainly could be fuzzy on this, as on many other things. 😉 I had an opportunity to talk to John Q. today and so I asked him about the question. He confirmed that CW stood for the name of the company, “Columbia-Willamette” Broadcasting and not for “Country Western.”

If you wish to confirm for yourself, I’m sure you could call him.

By the way, Thank you for all your contributions to keeping this history as accurate as possible. You deserve a lot of credit fot your efforts and I want you to know that I for one, really appreciate it.