Re: The demise of Talk radio in 1974 (KLIQ)


Right! KLIQ AM/FM dropped the Talk format for a time on November 3, 1969 after extremists intimidated advertisers. Dave Jack’s wife & children were threatened, as were KLIQ Talk hosts with hate mail & telephone call campaigns. AM/FM switched to what was known as “Country Click” (Portland’s first FM Country station). KLIQ AM came back to Talk Radio on October 1, 1970 but this time as Talk, Instructional & Public Affairs in format scope, to circumvent extremists. Country programming continued on “KLIQ-FM 92” until September 1, 1971 when the format switched to a simulcast of KLIQ’s Talk format.