Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(August Archive Edition)

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    semoochie
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    AUGUST 29TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1892 Harry B. Read was born in Seattle, WA. KXL Founder/Broadcast Pioneer, 1926-37. KQP/KOIN 1925-26.

    1924 KFQN 283 meters (1059.3 kc) signed off air at 9:00 P.M. forever. Oregon’s First Religious Station.

    1946 Bwana Johnny was born in Oregon. KARO/KAAR Program Director, 1981-82. KLLB Music Director, 1982.

    2007 KDZR-HD1 on 1640-1, began broadcasting in Digital IBOC a simulcast of KDZR’s Radio Disney.

    2010 Melvin E. “Mel” Waggoner died at age 76 in Portland. OPB Radio/TV Director of Gift Planning, 1993-07.

    2010 KUPL moved from 2040 S.W. 1st Ave. studios to the 6th floor of “Pacwest Center” building. at 8:23 P.M.

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    semoochie
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    AUGUST 30TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1934 KEX 1180 K.C. moved studios from “Terminal Sales Building” to “The Oregonian” building with KGW.

    1963 Phil Bethune was born in Portland. KKSL/KKPZ Air Personality, 2003. KFXX/KOTK. KBOO 1994-95.

    1980 KLLB “KB101-FM” Top 300 Oldies countdown Labor Day weekend with deejay “Tiger” Tom Murphy.

    1985 Tamarack Communications sold KLIQ 1290 kHz., to LodeStar Communications Corp. for $3.5 Million.

    2007 KIJZ Vancouver, WA., “Smooth Jazz 105.9” switched format to Classic Hits music, as “Cool 105-9.”

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    semoochie
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    AUGUST 31ST. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1933 Dean H. Woodring was born in Yankton, SD. KGW Station Manager, 1972-75. KGW-TV Vice-President & General Manager.

    1995 KPHP changed its call letters to KKSL standing for “The Salt & Light of Portland” continued Religious format.

    1995 Apogee Communications, Inc. sold KFXX/KGON/KNRK to Entercom Communications for $24.5 Million.

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