KVEP

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  • #39198

    kb101engineer
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    The latest issue of Radio World has an article with some interesting information about KVEP.
    http://dashboard.mazsystems.com/webreader/57601?page=14

    #39199

    Boss_Radio_1550
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    Hilarious and interesting article for sure. We need Craig to give us more scoop on this. I am curious where in East Portland the station facilities were located, etc.

    #39200

    jr_tech
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    Some info gleaned from Craig’s history posts:

    Aug 28
    “1929 KWBS 1500 K.C. became KVEP “The Voice of East Portland” with studios: Francis Motor Car Co. building.”

    Sept 9
    “1929 KVEP 1500 K.C., signed back on the air, formerly KWBS. George A. Dunn, the new Owner & Operator.”

    Sept 23
    “1929 KVEP’s new 14 day Owner, George A. Dunn was being sought by Portland Police for Larceny & Bailee.”

    June 10
    “1930 Robert G. Duncan found guilty “electioneering on election day” on KVEP. Ten days in jail. $75.00 fine.”

    May 30
    “1930 KVEP went dark. The FRC had denied license renewal. KUJ Longview share-time was also not honored.”

    May 29
    “1930 FRC denied KVEP license renewal. “The Oregon Wildcat” had uttered obscene language on the air.”

    May 27
    “1930 FRC held a hearing about KVEP’s license and on Robert G. Duncan, dubbed “The Oregon Wildcat.” ”

    May 21
    “1930 The Chamber of Commerce wrote to the FRC to stop KVEP from broadcasting “offensive utterances.” ”

    May 19
    “1930 Robert G. Duncan “The Oregon Wildcat” was arrested for “electioneering” on Election Day on KVEP.”

    Sorry about the scrambled order,
    jr

    #39206

    semoochie
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    Francis Motor Car Company, later Francis Ford(Don’t take chances; Deal with Francis!)was on SE Grand @ Hawthorne. They opened in 1914 and were all over TV when I was growing up and a young adult. I think they went out of business sometime in the 80s. My dad worked there sometime before I was born but I’m pretty sure it was after 1929, when he was only 17. Here’s a picture of the building: https://www.cardcow.com/494504/francis-motor-car-company-ford-dealership-portland-oregon/

    #39208

    Craig_Adams
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    In 1928 KWBS was located at S.E. Hawthorne & Grand Ave.

    #39227

    Boss_Radio_1550
    Participant

    Thanks all for the follow up information.

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