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    1892 Herbert W. Armstrong was born in Des Moines, IA. KWJJ host of “Radio Church of God” 1937-42. KXL 1943.

    1946 KWJJ purchased property at 4636 S.W. Council Crest Drive for the future KPRA(FM)/KWJJ-FM transmitter.

    1975 Harry H. Buckendahl died at age 72 in Portland. KOIN AM/FM Vice-President & G.M., 1944-52 & 1960-68.

    1987 1260 Radio, Inc. (Deane Johnson) sold KCYX to Matrix Media, Inc. for $681,812. (Michael Symons).

    1998 KNRK’s “Big Stink 3” Estacada Timber Bowl concert: Green Day, Blink 182, Semisonic, Gravity Kills, etc.

    2006 KLVP “K-Love” changed call letters to KXPD, standing for: La X PortlanD, switching to Regional Mexican.

    2006 KPAM 860 kHz., & KKAD 1550 kHz., moved studios from “Pioneer Tower” to “The Pamplin Media Center.”


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    1931 KGW broadcast 11:00 P.M. hour over KTBR so engineers could connect with new Faloma transmitter site.

    1955 KPAM cancelled its Classical format due to lack of sponsorship. Classical Music returned on September 1st.

    1957 KRIV 1480 K.C., Camas owner Gene R. Johnsick took on partner Donald R. Nelson to raise more capital.

    1964 KGON 1520 kHz., changed call letters to KYMN standing for “Kim Radio” and continued Top 40 format.

    1968 KXL 750 kHz., debuted its first morning news block, 6:30 to 7:45 A.M. with John Lewis, News Editor.

    1968 KVAN 1480 kHz., with a M.O.R. format, switched to Progressive Rock as “K-Van, The Mono Maniacs.”

    1977 KMJK Lake Oswego signed on the air on 106.7 MHz., with 94 K.W. Studios were at the “MagicManor.”

    1977 KGAR 1550 kHz., Vancouver, Top 40 “Super Rock” switched back to Country music as “Country 1550.”

    1978 Sho-N-Tel, Inc. sold KUIK to Dolphin Communications, Inc. for $250,000. (Don McCoun, President).

    1983 KBPS-FM signed on the air on 89.9 MHz., with 8.7 K.W. Studios were at Benson Polytechnic School.

    1987 KKSN 910 kHz., with a Popular music format, switched to Oldies as “Kisn 91.” Emulating its predecessor.

    1989 Engel Communications Group sold KVAN/KMJK (FM) to Fairmont Communications for $7.4 Million.

    1996 Baycom Oregon, L.P. sold KUPL & KKJZ to American Radio Systems License Corp. Price undisclosed.

    1998 KYXQ Talk Radio “10-10 AM, The Voice” switched format to Country Classics as “Cowboy Country.”

    2001 KUPL “Cruisin’ Oldies” changed call letters to KUFO switching to Talk Radio as “Extreme Talk 970.”

    2001 KUFO (FM) 101.1 MHz., changed calls just a little to KUFO-FM. “Unstoppable Rock. Rock 101 KUFO.”

    2003 KGUY Country Classics “K-Guy Country” switched to a Regional Mexican simulcast of KMUZ “La Zeta.”

    2005 WQCI 718 Beaverton officially signed on air on 1610 kHz., with 10 watts. Transmitter was atop City Hall.

    2014 KLTH Lake Oswego “Oldies 106.7” switched to new moniker at 5:00 P.M. as “106.7, The Eagle.”

    2016 KWLZ West Linn “Rock & Roll’s Greatest Hits, 96.3 KWLZ” switched to Top 40/Rhythmic, 5:00pm as “We 96-3.”


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