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

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    SEPTEMBER 29TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1892 Clifton H. “Clif” Watson was born in Portland. Radio Pioneer. KGG Co-owner, 1922-24. KOIN Chief Engineer, 1926-30.

    1901 Norman A. “Norm” Davis was born in Portland. KALE Commercial Manager, 1944-48.

    1907 Gene Autry was born in Tioga, Texas. KQFM/KKRZ (FM) Owner, 1977-84 & KEX Owner, 1962-84.

    1915 Hiram Fitzpatrick was born in Portland. KPOJ AM/FM Director of Public Relations & Promotion, 1949-50.

    1922 KGG 360 meters (832.7 kilocycles) opened an additional studio for news broadcasts in “The Journal Building.”

    1928 KGW broadcast dedication of the world’s largest electric sign & aviation beacon on Healy Heights.

    1943 KEX debuted “Down The Ways” program. Merchant seamen, who manned Portland’s Liberty ships.

    1949 Burton M. Richardson was born in Portland. KISN Personality, 1968-69. KGAR 1967-68. Arsenio Hall announcer.

    1965 FCC fined KISN 91 $2,000 for creating the impression the station was licensed to Portland, Oregon.

    1967 William E. “Bill” Richardson died at age 65 in Newport. KPDQ General Manager, 1949-51. KWJJ General Manager.

    1980 KPAM AM/FM re-affiliated with ABC’s “Contemporary” Network, news from 5:55 A.M. to 5:55 P.M. daily.

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    SEPTEMBER 30TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1940 KEX & KGW “The Oregonian” stations both extended sign on’s one half hour earlier beginning 6:00 A.M.

    1966 KISN filed a suit against Paul Oscar Anderson for “Breach of Contract” by going on the air at KGAR.

    2011 Adelante Media of Oregon License, LLC sold KGDD, KOOR, KRYN, KXET back to Bustos Media, LLC.

    2013 Cumulus Licensing, LLC sold KXPC to Educational Media Foundation (EMF Broadcasting) for $6.8 Million.

    2013 KXPC 97.9 MHz., Aloha, signed on the air with the “K-Love” Contemporary Christian music format.

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