April 1, 2018 at 9:54 pm #35858
AM 860 The Answer…at least according to their Facebook page.April 2, 2018 at 12:14 am #35859
Be still my beating heart!! The Answer for many years has been an R&B gospel show at the university radio station in which I volunteered in the 1990s. In this case, however, only the monicker is changing, not the format.April 2, 2018 at 1:02 am #35861
I thought that sounded familiar! That’s KDZR 1640. I wonder what they will be called now.April 2, 2018 at 9:54 am #35866
The KPAM morning newscast now ends at 9:00 AM, rather than 10. Their program director was being interviewed this morning. He did not mention The Clark Howard Show, making me wonder whether it will still be heard on KPAM.April 2, 2018 at 12:58 pm #35877
Salem Media Group / Salem Radio Network. Conservative and Christian talk. Sort’a like Sinclair but in radio.April 2, 2018 at 8:29 pm #35901
Answering(no pun intended)my own question, 1640 is now “The Patriot”.April 2, 2018 at 10:30 pm #35902
I am liking the monickers!
April 3, 2018 at 8:54 am #35905
- True Talk 800
- 860 The Answer
- Freedom 970
- 1330 The Truth
- 1640 The Patriot
Truth and Freedom with the Answers…America!April 3, 2018 at 10:31 am #35906
I just realized that the current web page for 860 is http://www.theanswerportland.com The old KPAM site is not being updated. The Clark Howard Show is no longer on KPAM’s program schedule.April 3, 2018 at 7:44 pm #35911
Here’s what North America is reading from All Access:
KPAM/Portland Rebrands As ‘The Answer,’ KDZR Gets ‘Patriot’-ic
SALEM has rebranded News-Talk KPAM-A (NEWS TALK 860)/PORTLAND, which it is operating under an LMA, as “AM 860 THE ANSWER.” The change is accompanied by the replacement of WESTWOOD ONE’s CLARK HOWARD with COURTSIDE’s LAURA INGRAHAM in the noon-3p, the renaming of MICHAEL HERRINGTON and ERIC PETERSON’s local “AFTERNOON NORTHWEST” as “THE AFTERNOON ANSWER,” and an additional hour for SALEM’s DENNIS PRAGER, who now starts an hour earlier on the station at 9a (PT).
Also in for a rebrand is sister News-Talk KDZR-A, which is now “AM 1640 THE PATRIOT,” retaining its primarily SALEM-syndicated lineup. And sister Adult Standards KKOV-A (SUNNY 1550) is now airing Vietnamese programming as part of the LMA deal arranged by SALEM with TRON DINH DO’s INTELLI, LLC, which filed to purchase KPAM and KKOV from PAMPLIN last OCTOBER for $1.2 million; SALEM took over operation of KPAM and KKOV in JANUARY and the FCC granted the sale application in JANUARY, but the sale has yet to close.April 4, 2018 at 8:08 pm #35968
This from All Access:
TRON DINH DO’s INTELLI, LLC has closed on the purchase of News-Talk KPAM-A (AM 860 THE ANSWER)/TROUTDALE-PORTLAND, OR and Vietnamese KKOV-A/VANCOUVER, WA-PORTLAND from PAMPLIN BROADCASTING- WASHINGTON, INC. for $1.2 million. KPAM is operated by SALEM MEDIA GROUP under an LMA.April 7, 2018 at 10:10 pm #36071
Curious about LMAs. Is it the “manager” who typically fronts the cash for the sale or does the “lessee” buy the station and then look for the best deal to generate revenue from the property?
Studying some of the LMAs in TV, there always seem to be some “respected broadcaster” with a connection to the “lessee” who “owns” the station that is being LMA’d with a Sinclair or a Gannett.
May 10, 2018 at 2:28 am #36700
- This reply was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by DanOregon.
Here’s something new: Salem is swapping Seattle’s silent KKOL/1300 for Portland, Oregon-market KPAM/860 – a development that hadn’t been previously announced. In the very thorough “pending transaction” section of the Salem quarterly release, we learn that it signed an “exchange agreement” on April 26. Last we heard, Salem informed the FCC that KKOL had lost its transmitter site at the port of Tacoma and intended to co-locate with sister talk “1590 the Answer” KLFE and Spanish Christian “Radio Luz 1680” KNTS (March 13 NOW). But down in Portland, Salem has recently been LMAing KPAM Troutdale, Oregon and KKOV Vancouver, Washington/1550, which were sold by Pamplin Broadcasting to Tron Dinh Do’s Intelli LLC. Salem didn’t didn’t renew its LMA for KKOV. But it did re-do its LMA for KPAM – and now it’s going to own it, as a swap for Seattle’s KKOL. The Seattle station was licensed for 50,000 watts daytime/47,000 watts at its old Tacoma location. (It has a construction permit for 50,000 watts day/3,200 watts at night.) KPAM is licensed for 50,000 watts days/15,000 watts nighttime.May 13, 2018 at 12:31 am #36727May 14, 2018 at 10:19 am #36777
Looking at KPAM’s weird nighttime directional pattern, I see a slight dilemma. If the transmitter site were moved far enough south to improve reception in Salem, a null would be thrown over Vancouver. I also wonder, at what point would spacing to KWIP become an issue?
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