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

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    FEBRUARY 28TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1903 Edris M. Noble (later Cox) was born in Portland. KOIN 940 K.C., Dramatic Director, 1928-38.

    1924 Steve Shepard was born in Chelsea, Mass. KISN Vice-President & General Manager, 1964-72. KOIL Vice-President & General Manager 1958-64.

    1931 Scripps Newspapers sold KOIN 940 K.C., to Journal Publishing Co., owners of “The Oregon Journal.”

    1931 KEX 1180 K.C., affiliated with UBC Network and continued to carry programs from its own NBS chain.

    1955 KPFM 97.1 M.C., began broadcasting from the new 280 ft. KLOR (TV-12)/KPFM tower on Sentinel Hill.

    1956 Charles O. Chatterton died at age 64 in Merced, CA. KGW-KEX Manager, 1937-39. KGW Manager, 1931-37.

    1958 Tom B. Purcell, KGRO Gresham Co-owner, critically injured in car accident. Father Tom W. Purcell died.

    1972 KLIQ-FM 92.3 MHz., was knocked off the air for five days when a severe windstorm damaged its antenna.

    1988 Dick Brown died at age 77 in Portland. KALE/KPOJ AM-FM/KPOK AM-FM General Manager, 1948-73.

    1988 KZRC Milwaukie signed on the air on 1010 kHz., with 4.5 K.W. Transmitter on: S.E. Hogan Rd. in Gresham.

    1998 KKEY changed its call letters to KKGT, standing for “Great Talk”, continuing its Talk Radio format.

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