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

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    JUNE 29TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1905 Les Halpin was born in Kaslo, B.C., Canada. KOIN News Director, 1940-67. Began at KOIN in 1935.

    1913 Lou Gillette was born in Fairbanks, AK. KMCM Station Manager, 1949-53. KALE/KPOJ AM/FM, 1946-49.

    1953 First Portland area Radio test of Conelrad from 1:00 A.M. to 2:00 A.M. 5 stations broadcast on 640 K.C. & 5 on 1240 K.C.

    1956 KPOJ AM/FM inaugurated the first mobile studio on the West Coast during a Rita Moreno autograph party.

    1979 KMJK 106.7 MHz formatted, Mellow Rock “The Magic FM” changed to Top 40 as “The All New Magic 107.”

    2011 “Mel Blanc Day” proclaimed in Portland, honoring former KGW-KEX Star. Three month celebration.

    2011 KXPD 1040 kHz., Tigard signed back on the air with programming from China via “Easy FM” in English.

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    JUNE 30TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1937 KGW-KEX announced that in a few days Chet Huntley would be leaving for KFI as a Staff Announcer.

    1946 Jeff Douglas was born in East Orange, NJ. KINK Program Director, 1968-72 & Station Manager, 1972-78. KGW-TV 1979-90.

    1948 KXL-FM began test broadcasts from Larch Mountain, on 96.5 M.C., with 250 watts, as a KXL simulcast.

    1948 KGW & KGW-FM moved studios from the “KWJJ Building” to five studios in the new “Oregonian Building.”

    2001 KJUN began Federal Test Authority on 104.1 MHz., broadcasting “The History of Portland Radio.”

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    It isn’t taking my topic for July, so I’ll put it here, for now.

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    semoochie
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    JULY 1ST. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1897 Anne Johnstone was born on Whidbey Island, Wash. KWJJ Host of “Fellowship Haven”, 1937-1942.

    1928 KPK telegraph station began operation, based at Administration Building Terminal. Transmitter on North Burgard Ave.

    1958 KKEY carried the new “Interstate Bridge” dedication ceremonies “live” from the Vancouver, Washington side.

    1964 Clackamas Broadcasters, Inc. sold KGON 1520 kHz. to Republic Broadcasters, Inc. for $980,000.

    1969 “Sheilah In The Sky, KEX Traffic Watch.” Sheilah Frye, Portland Radio’s first flying Female Traffic Reporter.

    1974 KYXI 1520 kHz., became the NBC Portland area station when the NBC Radio Network moved from KGW.

    1974 Action Broadcasting Company sold KRDR to Community Communications Corporation for $575,000.

    1979 KMCM changed its call letters to KCYX 1260 kHz. standing for County of Yamhill eXchange, known as “K-Six.”

    1981 AFTRA strikers picketed KAAR 1480 kHz., offices at “The Governor Building” at: 408 S.W. 2nd Ave.

    1982 KYXI 1520 kHz., began airing the audio feed from “CNN 2” which would become CNN Headline News.

    1984 KGON 92.3 megahertz, dropped the “ABC Rock Radio Network.”

    1985 Western-Sun sold KSGO/KGON to Ackerley Communications (Barry Ackerley, President) for $6,750,000.

    1990 KLVS 1290 kHz., signed back on the air after 18 months with a Talk format. Studios at Harbor Square.

    1994 KOPB-FM a member station of “American Public Radio” changed its name to “Public Radio International.”

    1995 KOPB-FM 91.5 MHz., began 24 hour operation which included the entire OPB Radio Network.

    2012 KBPS Summer shutdown, first time in 41 years. Budget cuts, also eliminating G.M. position after 89 years.

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