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    Craig_Adams
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    We got such a great response from the thread “Portland Area Original Call Letter Meanings” a few weeks ago I thought it was time we put our heads together to figure out all Oregon call letter meanings. This idea began when some of You posted call meanings of stations out side the Portland Area on the Portland thread. I wanted to find a place for them. Plus, years ago I had collected many of the early call meanings from Newspaper microfilms state wide at OHS Library.

    This listing took three weeks to compile, using all information available but there might be call letter omissions. I’m counting on readers out side the Portland area to step up with what you remember about your area stations and original call letter meanings. This listing includes all current calls. LPFM’s have not been included. Portland Area stations have been omitted from this long list also. The year listed is the earliest the calls were used on the air. If for some reason you would rather E-Mail me the information, my E-Mail address is: radiohistorian@msn.com

    Thanks for Your help!

    08 KABW – ???? (Westport)

    59 KABY – AlBanY.

    59 KACI – ???? (The Dalles)

    93 KACS – ChehAliS.

    90 KACW ???? (North Bend) (South Bend)

    59 KAGI – ???? (Grants Pass)

    73 KAGM – ???? (Klamath Falls)

    59 KAGO – K-GO. (Klamath Falls)

    96 KAHY – ???? (Myrtle Point)

    06 KAIK – AIr 1 (Tillamook)

    06 KAJC – Jesus Christ. (Salem)

    57 KAJO – K-JOe. (Grants Pass)

    91 KAKT – ???? (Phoenix)

    05 KANL – AmericaN famiLy (radio, owner). (Baker City)

    08 KANY – ???? (Ocean Shores)

    50 KAPA – ???? (Raymond)

    98 KAPK – ???? (Grants Pass)

    95 KAPL – ???? (Phoenix)

    61 KAPT – cAPiTal. (Salem)

    03 KARO – AiR One. (Nyssa)

    00 KAQX – ???? (Ilwaco) (Long Beach)

    47 KASH – cASH. (Eugene)

    33 KAST – ASToria. (Long Beach)

    62 KATR – ???? (Eugene)

    99 KAUB – ???? (Reedsport)

    90 KAVE – cAVE. (Oakridge) (Creswell)

    99 KAVJ – ???? (Sutherlin)

    94 KAZL – ???? (Castle Rock)

    55 KBAM – K-BAM! (Longview)

    88 KBBM – ???? (Waldport)

    61 KBBR – Big Bay Radio (owner). (North Bend)

    55 KBCH – BeaCH. (Oceanlake) (Lincoln City)

    74 KBDF – ???? (Eugene)

    96 KBDN – BanDoN.

    81 KBEY – ???? (Coquille)

    84 KBGG – ???? (Cave Junction)

    99 KBGX – ???? (Newport)

    81 KBKN – ???? (Astoria)

    39 KBKR – BaKeR.

    62 KBMC- Beautiful MusiC. (Eugene)

    38 KBND – BeND.

    01 KBNO – ???? (White Salmon)

    08 KBNW – Bend, North West.

    54 KBOY – K-BOY. (Medford)

    65 KBVR – BeaVeR. (Corvallis)

    84 KBYQ – ???? (Sweet Home)

    57 KBZY – BusY. (Salem)

    97 KCBZ – Cannon Beach.

    71 KCCS – Christian Center of Salem.

    75 KCED – CEntralia College District 12 (owner).

    81 KCEL – ???? (Toledo)

    82 KCGB – Columbia Gorge Broadcasters (owner). (Hood River)

    94 KCGR – Cottage Grove Radio.

    74 KCHC – ???? (Central Point)

    68 KCIV – CIV (numeral dial position). (The Dalles)

    87 KCKX – ???? (Stayton)

    88 KCMB – Clare Marie Broadcasting (owner). (Baker City)

    72 KCMX – ???? (Ashland)

    89 KCNA – ???? (Cave Junction)

    54 KCOV – COrVallis.

    06 KCPB – ClatsoP County Broadcaster. (Warrenton)

    81 KCRF – K-suRF. (Lincoln City)

    00 KCRX – Classic Rock. (Seaside)

    88 KCST – CoaST radio. (Florence)

    05 KCUP – K-CUP. (Toledo)

    96 KCYS – ???? (Seaside)

    95 KDCQ – K-DoCk. (Coos Bay)

    01 KDEP – DEPoe bay. (Garibaldi)

    05 KDJC – Jesus Christ. (Baker City)

    58 KDOV – K-DOVe. (Medford)

    05 KDPM – Diamond Peak Media (owner). (Cottage Grove)

    90 KDRC – ???? (Waldport)

    83 KDUK – K-DUcK. (Florence)

    70 KDUN – K-DUNe. (Reedsport)

    22 KDYU [Klamath Falls] – sequence assigned.

    22 KDZJ [Eugene] – sequence assigned.

    58 KEDO – KEEDOh. (Longview)

    55 KEED – ???? (Springfield)

    06 KEFS – ???? (North Powder)

    59 KEGA – Eugene Gordon Allen (owner).

    96 KEHK – ???? (Brownsville)

    79 KEJO – JOe. (Corvallis)

    37 KELA – cEntraLiA.

    49 KELS – KELSo.

    74 KEOL – Eastern Oregon La grande.

    76 KEPO – Eagle POint.

    49 KERG – Eugene Register-Guard (owner).

    98 KEUG – EUGene. (Veneta)

    03 KEZX – ???? (Medford)

    22 KFAT [Eugene] – sequence assigned. (Corvallis)

    22 KFAY [Central Point] [Medford] – sequence assigned.

    22 KFBH [Marshfield] – sequence assigned.

    22 KFBM [Astoria] – sequence assigned.

    22 KFCD [Salem] – sequence assigned.

    22 KFDA [Baker] – sequence assigned.

    22 KFDJ [Corvallis] – sequence assigned.

    02 KFEG – EaGle. (Klamath Falls)

    22 KFFE [Pendleton] – sequence assigned.

    22 KFGG [Astoria] – sequence assigned.

    23 KFGL [Arlington] – sequence assigned.

    23 KFHB [Hood River] – sequence assigned.

    51 KFIR – FIR. (North Bend) (Sweet Home)

    23 KFJI [Astoria] [Klamath Falls] – sequence assigned.

    72 KFLS – Klamath Falls Land of Sunshine.

    46 KFLW – Klamath Falls Land of Waters.

    57 KFLY – K-FLY. (Corvallis)

    81 KFMJ – Frequency Modulation Jefferson (county). (Grants Pass)

    74 KFMT – Frequency Modulation. (La Grande)

    59 KFMY – Frequency Modulation. (Eugene) (Raymond)

    24 KFOF – [Marshfield] – sequence assigned.

    52 KGAE – Gordon AllEn (owner). (Salem)

    51 KGAL – Gordon ALLen (owner). (Lebanon)

    56 KGAY – K-GAY. (Salem) (Ashland)

    84 KGBR – Gold Beach Radio.

    85 KGBU – ???? (Florence)

    08 KGCL – God’s Country. (Jordan Valley)

    26 KGEH – [Eugene] – sequence assigned.

    09 KGIO – ???? (Astoria)

    73 KGLX – GoLden X. (The Dalles)

    93 KGNR – Good News Radio. (John Day)

    48 KGPO – Grants Pass Oregon.

    05 KGRI – aIR 1. (Lebanon)

    59 KGRL – K-GiRL. (Bend)

    83 KGRV – Gospel Radio Voice. (Winston)

    97 KGZH – ???? (Nyssa)

    08 KHAL – ???? (Condon)

    90 KHNN – ???? (Eugene)

    69 KHPE – K-HaPPy. (Albany)

    79 KHSN – ???? (Coos Bay)

    04 KHTO – ???? (Milton-Freewater)

    81 KHUG – K-HUG. (Medford)

    73 KICE – K-ICE. (Bend)

    78 KICR – Intercontinental Christian Radio? (Coos Bay)

    05 KIDH – ???? (Jordan Valley)

    00 KIFS – KISS-Fm. (Ashland)

    50 KIHR – Independent Hood River.

    80 KIJK – ???? (Prineville)

    78 KIQY – ???? (Lebanon)

    80 KISD – ???? (Medford)

    54 KITI – KiTTy. (Chehalis) (Winlock)

    81 KIVR – Illinois Valley Radio (owner). (Cave Junction)

    05 KIXT – KIck. (Bay City)

    06 KJCH – Jesus CHrist. (Coos Bay)

    63 KJDY – John DaY. (Canyon City)

    99 KJET – K-JET. (Raymond)

    03 KJKL – cave Junction, K-Love. (Selma)

    99 KJMX – ???? (Reedsport)

    09 KJOX – JOcks. (Long Beach)

    74 KJSN – Jefferson State Network. (Klamath Falls)

    53 KJUN – JUNiper (broadcasters, owner). (Redmond) (Tillamook)

    88 KJVH – JeHoVaH. (Longview)

    88 KKBC – Baker City.

    87 KKEE – KEy. (Long Beach) (Astoria)

    78 KKIC – ???? (Ashland)

    59 KKID – K-KID. (Pendleton)

    08 KKJA – Jesus. (Redmond)

    96 KKJJ – ???? (Ashland)

    00 KKJX – ???? (Klamath Falls)

    08 KKKJ – 3-K-J. (Merrill)

    03 KKLJ – K-Love, Jesus. (Klamath Falls)

    05 KKLP – K-Love, La Pine.

    93 KKMX – ???? (Tri City)

    93 KKNU – New country. (Springfield)

    92 KKNX – ???? (Eugene)

    83 KKRB – ???? (Klamath Falls)

    07 KKSN – (moved for storage) (Salem)

    01 KKTT – ???? (Creswell)

    85 KKUC – ???? (La Grande)

    87 KKXO – ???? (Eugene)

    55 KLAD – K-LAD. (Klamath Falls)

    38 KLBM – Land of Blue Mountains. (La Grande)

    06 KLBR – Lane, Bend Radio.

    67 KLCC – Lane Community College (owner). (Eugene)

    84 KLCK – cLiCK. (Goldendale)

    90 KLCO – Lane COmmunity (emulating KLCC). (Newport)

    03 KLCR – Lake County Radio. (Lakeview)

    87 KLCX – ???? (Florence)

    91 KLDR – LeaDeR. (Harbeck-Fruitdale)

    99 KLDZ – cooL olDies. (Medford)

    99 KLFO – Lane, Florence, Ocean?

    01 KLFR – Lane, Reedsport.

    87 KLKL – KLamath falls.

    92 KLKY – ???? (Milton-Freewater) (Stanfield)

    97 KLLU – ???? (Reedsport)

    02 KLMF – KLaMath Falls.

    54 KLOG – K-LOG. (Kelso)

    05 KLON – K-LOve. (Rockaway Beach)

    57 KLOO – cLue? (Corvallis)

    06 KLOP – K-LOve, Ocean Park.

    97 KLOV – K-LOVe. (Winchester)

    06 KLOY – K-LOve. (Astoria)

    94 KLRF – ???? (Brownsville) (Milton-Freewater)

    85 KLRR – cLeaR. (Redmond)

    07 KLSY – cLaSSY. (South Bend)

    03 KLTW – ???? (Prineville)

    97 KLVB – K-LoVe. (Medford)

    97 KLVU – K-LoVe. (Sweet Home)

    80 KLWJ – Kingdom Living With Jesus. (Umatilla)

    68 KLYK – Longview, Kelso

    05 KLZS – ???? (Eugene)

    93 KMBD – Mildred Berkey Davy. (Tillamook)

    84 KMCQ – Mid-Columbia (broadcasting, owner). (The Dalles)

    26 KMED – MEDford.

    84 KMFR – MedFoRd. (Phoenix)

    87 KMGE – MaGic. (Eugene)

    00 KMGX – MiX. (Bend)

    97 KMHS – Marshfield High School (owner). (Coos Bay)

    01 KMJZ – ???? (Prineville)

    05 KMMG – ???? (Weston) (Milton-Freewater)

    83 KMNT – MouNTaiN. (Centralia) (Chehalis)

    04 KMPQ – ???? (Roseburg)

    83 KMUN – ???? (Astoria)

    02 KMSW – M.S.W. (communications, owner). (The Dalles)

    00 KMTK – MounTain. (Bend)

    02 KMWR – Moody World Radio? (Brookings)

    05 KNBQ – (emulating tacoma original). (Chehalis)

    00 KNCU – Newport, yoU.

    88 KNKN – ???? (Sweet Home)

    85 KNLR – New Life Radio. (Bend)

    08 KNLX – New Life. (emulating KNLR). (Prineville)

    60 KNND – ???? (Cottage Grove)

    48 KNPT – NewPorT.

    95 KNRQ – ???? (Creswell) (Springfield)

    82 KNTL – ???? (Sweet Home)

    86 KOAB – Bend. (emulating KOAC)

    25 KOAC – Oregon Agricultural College (owner). (Corvallis)

    00 KOAP – (emulating KOAC). (Lakeview)

    07 KOBK – Oregon BaKer (city).

    47 KOCO – Oregon’s Capitol Outlet. (Salem)

    40 KODL – Oregon the DaLLes.

    94 KODZ – OlDies. (Eugene)

    08 KOGL – Oregon GLeneden (beach).

    56 KOHU – Oregon, Hermiston, Umatilla?

    03 KOLW – ???? (Milton-Freewater)

    55 KOMB – Orlo M. Bagley (owner). (Cottage Grove)

    74 KOMS – ???? (Lebanon)

    28 KOOS – cOOS (county). (Marshfield) (Coos Bay)

    02 KOOZ – cOOs (county). (Myrtle Point)

    91 KOPE – ???? (Medford)

    04 KOPT – ???? (Eugene)

    91 KORC – ORegon Coast. (Waldport)

    28 KORE – OREgon. (Eugene)

    73 KORI – Oregon Radio Incorporated (owner). (Salem)

    06 KORM – ???? (Astoria)

    08 KOTD – Oregon The Dalles.

    05 KPFR – Portland Family Radio. (Pine Grove)

    08 KPIJ – Jesus? (Junction City)

    62 KPIR – ???? (Eugene)

    55 KPLK – PoLK (county). (Dallas)

    67 KPNW – Pacific North West (broadcasting corp.)(owner). (Eugene)

    06 KPPK – PeaK. (Rainier)

    97 KPPT – ???? (Toledo)

    58 KPRB – Prineville, Redmond, Bend.

    67 KPTN – PoiNT ? (Central Point)

    08 KQAC – Quality, All Classical. (Gleneden Beach)

    85 KQAK – QuAcK. (Eugene) (Bend)

    81 KQDQ – ???? (Eugene)

    59 KQEN – QuEEN. (Roseburg)

    89 KQFE – ???? (Springfield)

    84 KQFM – Frequency Modulation. (Hermiston)

    97 KQHC – ???? (Burns)

    02 KQHR – Quality, Hood River.

    57 KQIK – QuIcK. (Lakeview)

    09 KQOC – Quality, Oregon Classical. (Gleneden Beach)

    61 KRAF – Reedsport And Florence.

    97 KRAM – RAM. (West Klamath)

    98 KRAT – RAT. (Altamont)

    70 KRBM – Radio Blue Mountain. (Pendleton)

    93 KRBZ – ???? (Reedsport)

    50 KRCO – Radio Central Oregon (owner). (Prineville)

    04 KRDM – ReDMond.

    54 KRGA – Radio Gordon Allen (owner). (Springfield)

    84 KRGL – ???? (Myrtle Creek)

    05 KRJT – ???? (Elgin)

    62 KRKT – cRicKeT. (Albany)

    55 KRMW – Radio, collin Matheny, jerry Webb (owners). (The Dalles)

    83 KRNN – ???? (Creswell)

    35 KRNR – Roseburg News-Review (owner).

    57 KRNS – buRNS.

    91 KROG – ROuGe. (Phoenix) (Grants Pass)

    80 KROR – ???? (Myrtle Creek)

    62 KROW – cROW. (Dallas)

    96 KRQT – RockeT. (Castle Rock)

    94 KRRM – Rogue River.

    70 KRSB – RoSeBurg.

    92 KRSR – ???? (Coos Bay)

    95 KRTA – ???? (Medford)

    47 KRUL – ???? (Corvallis)

    77 KRVB – Rogue Valley Broadcasting (owner). (Medford)

    60 KRVC – Radio Victory in Christ. ?? (Ashland) (Medford)

    47 KRVM – Radio Vocational Mechanics. Also said: King Roger’s Vocational Monument. (Eugene)

    80 KRWQ – ???? (Gold Hill)

    06 KRXF – ???? (Sunriver)

    50 KRXL – ???? (Roseburg)

    85 KRXX – ???? (Eugene)

    88 KSBA – Southern, cooS BAy.

    80 KSBC – Sunshine Broadcasting Corporation. (Redmond)

    01 KSCR – SCoRe. (Eugene)

    52 KSGA – harold Singleton, Gordon Allen (owners). (Redmond)

    62 KSHA – ???? (Medford)

    92 KSHL – K-SHeLL. (Gleneden Beach)

    91 KSHO – K-SHOw. (Lebanon)

    82 KSHR – K-SHoRe. (Coquille)

    89 KSJJ – (emulating KWJJ calls?) (Redmond)

    89 KSJK – Southern, JacKson (county). (Talent)

    78 KSKD – caScaDe. (Salem) (Sweet Home)

    89 KSKF – Southern, Klamath Falls.

    08 KSKR – SouRce. (Roseburg/Sutherlin)

    72 KSLC – craig Singletary Linfield College (owner). (McMinnville)

    34 KSLM – SaLeM.

    87 KSMF – Southern, MedFord. (Ashland)

    75 KSND – SpriNgfielD. (Lincoln City) (Monmouth)

    69 KSOR – Southern Oregon Radio. (Ashland)

    95 KSRG – Southern, RoGue (valley). (Ashland)

    90 KSRS – Southern, RoSeburg.

    46 KSRV – Snake River Valley. (Ontario)

    68 KSWB – ???? (Seaside)

    84 KSWW – ???? (Raymond)

    90 KSYD – ???? (Reedsport)

    97 KTBR – ???? (Myrtle Point) (Roseburg)

    04 KTCB – Tillamook County Broadcaster? (Tillamook)

    60 KTDO – ToleDO.

    50 KTEC – TEChnical. (Klamath Falls)

    07 KTEE – ThE TEE (golf ball peg). (North Bend)

    04 KTHH – THe TruTH. (Albany)

    97 KTHK – ???? (Milton-Freewater)

    47 KTIL – TILLamook.

    63 KTIX – ???? (Pendleton)

    04 KTJC – Truth, Jesus Christ. (Kelso)

    05 KTMK – TillaMooK.

    72 KTMT – MounTian. (Medford) (Phoenix) (Ashland)

    04 KTVR – TeleVision grand Ronde. (La Grande)

    91 KTWI – TWIns. (Warm Springs)

    90 KTWS – TWinS. (Bend)

    56 KUBE – Umatilla Broadcasting Enterprises (owner). (Pendleton)

    90 KUBQ – ???? (La Grande)

    46 KUGN – eUGeNe.

    39 KUIN – ???? (Grants Pass)

    28 KUJ [Longview] – sequence assigned. (Walla Walla)

    06 KUJJ – (emulating AM sister KUJ)

    01 KUJZ – ???? (Creswell)

    91 KUKN – cooKiN. (Kelso) (Longview)

    98 KULU – ???? (Seaside)

    55 KUMA – UMAtilla (county). (Pendleton)

    58 KURY – cURRY (county). (Brookings)

    06 KVAN – ???? (Pilot Rock)

    50 KVAS – ???? (Astoria) (Ilwaco)

    03 KVLB – K-LoVe, Bend.

    09 KVXX – (emulating KFXX) (Salem)

    51 KWAX – quAck. (duck college mascot). (Eugene)

    86 KWBX – Bend (emulating KWAX) (Salem)

    09 KWCQ – ???? (Condon)

    98 KWEG – ???? (Warm Springs)

    62 KWFS – Willamette Family Stations (owner). (Eugene)

    84 KWHT – K-WHeaT. (Pendleton)

    41 KWIL – WILLamette. (Albany)

    46 KWIN – K-WIN. (Ashland)

    80 KWIP – K-WIP? (Dallas)

    38 KWLK – Wonderful Longview Kelso.

    02 KWLZ – LaZer. (Warm Springs)

    09 KWOD – ???? (Salem)

    84 KWOW – K-WOW (Eugene) (Florence)

    00 KWPK – PeaK. (Warm Springs) (Sisters)

    41 KWRC – Western Radio Corp. (owner). (Pendleton)

    88 KWRL – ???? (La Grande)

    49 KWRO – bill Walsh, walter Read, Oregon (owners). (Coquille)

    02 KWRX – Redmond. (emulating KWAX)

    87 KWSA – Western StAtes (broadcasting) (owner). (West Klamath)

    85 KWSI – Warm Springs Indians (owner).

    86 KWSO – Warm Springs.

    93 KWVA – Willamette Valley Alternative. (Eugene)

    60 KWVR – Wallowa Valley Radio. (Enterprise)

    01 KWVZ – ???? (Florence)

    01 KWYA – WAY-fm. (Astoria)

    03 KWYQ – WaY-fm. (Longview)

    77 KXBQ – ???? (Ontario)

    74 KXIQ – ???? (Bend)

    95 KXIX – ???? (Bend)

    04 KXOR – la X ORegon. (Junction City)

    93 KXPC – ???? (Lebanon)

    94 KXUX – ???? (Bend)

    55 KYES – YES. (Roseburg)

    47 KYJC – Your Jackson County station. (Medford)

    86 KYKN – ???? (Keizer)

    56 KYNG – KiNG. (Coos Bay)

    06 KYOR – ORegon? (Newport)

    86 KYQT – Kite. (Newport)

    99 KYSF – ???? (Bonanza)

    95 KYSG – ???? (Coos Bay)

    01 KYSJ – Smooth Jazz. (Coos Bay)

    91 KYTE – Kite. (Newport)

    78 KYTT – Kite. (Coos Bay)

    92 KYYT – ???? (Goldendale)

    85 KZAM – K-ZAM (Creswell)

    67 KZEL – george ZELLner (owner). (Eugene)

    82 KZKD – ???? (Redmond)

    87 KZOE – ???? (Longview)

    90 KZUS – U.S. (Toledo)

    06 KZTB – Ke Toca Buenas. (Milton-Freewater)

    98 KZTU – ???? (Junction City)

    95 KZZE – ???? (Eagle Point)

    92 KZZK – ???? (Eugene)

    01 KZZM – ???? (Weston)

    84 KZZR – ???? (Burns)

    #195
    jr_tech
    Participant

    For sure KMUN is “coast coMmUNity radio”…

    KLFO my be just emulating KLCC in FlOrence, perhaps no need for Ocean.

    I always assumed that KCYS was CY(sea)Side…but don’t know for sure.

    If you pronounce KAZL it sounds a lot like Castle…K(c)AZ(s)tLe, perhaps?

    #196
    jr_tech
    Participant

    “I always assumed that KCYS was CY(sea)Side…but don’t know for sure.”

    Oh-Oh… I just tuned in KCYS (98.1) and they play country music, so perhaps it is K-CountrY Seaside ?

    KWVZ is KWAX in Florence, at least they got the “W” .

    KEHK “The HawK”

    #197
    Broadway
    Participant

    >>87 KZOE – ???? (Longview)

    Zoe is a Greek word meaning “life” since the station was Christian.

    #198
    jr_tech
    Participant

    “04 KTCB – Tillamook County Broadcaster? (Tillamook)”

    KTCB is part of the KMUN family so I suspect “Community” rather than “County” would be correct.

    “06 KCPB – ClatsoP County Broadcaster. (Warrenton)”

    KCPB is Also part of the KMUN family … perhaps “Community Public Broadcast” ?

    #199
    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    Great Stuff! I’m hoping we can pin down some of the meanings. I’ve guessed on a great deal of them also.

    An after thought. Forgot to check the vintage listing for S.W. Washington and found this addition:

    22 KDZM [Centralia] – sequence assigned.

    #200
    Randy_in_Eugene
    Participant

    KAPL – APpLegate Christian Fellowship (owner)

    KATR – Cater (Logo with the letter “K” shaped like someone in cowboy boots and hat serving up music on a platter) http://www.divshare.com/download/8190221-5de

    KBDF – I was told by a then-KEED employee that KBDF didn’t stand for anything and I suspect it was just easy to pronounce.

    KBEY – I’m just guessing it’s a reference to “Oregon’s Bay Area,” or Coos Bay.

    KBKN – Beacon

    KBNO – Que Bueno

    KCEL – Was pronounced “K-sell,” but I don’t know if there was any other significance.

    KCNA – KiCkiN’ A – They wanted a bad boy image, but were afraid to actually call it “Kickin’ Ass” over the air.

    KEHK – Likely “Eugene’s HawK,” but was ID’d as simply “The Hawk.”

    KFMY Eugene – Frequency Modulation Young (Lytle “Duke” Young, owner.)

    KGRI – I assumed the “G” was for Green Peter Mtn., the xmtr site.

    KGRV – I have heard them use “God’s Radio Voice” on-air.

    KHNN – Headline News Network (CNN Radio)

    KHSN – Kissin’

    KJKL – Might be Josephine (County) K-Love.

    KKIC – K-KICk

    KKMX – MiX

    KKTT – I’m not aware of this ever being in Creswell, but when on Eugene’s 97.9 it was KaTT country.

    KLCX – Classics (Classic Rock) “Classics” was seldom used on-air, and only in the beginning of it’s run.)

    KLFO _ JrTech may be correct, or “FO” may be Florence Oregon.

    KLRF – cLeaR

    KLZS – Dyslexic spelling for cLasS

    KMJZ – Was a sMooth JazZ format for a time.

    KNRQ – New RocQ

    KOPT – Oregon”s Progressive Talk

    KRBZ – The KRaB

    KROR – Reliable Oregon Radio (owner?)

    KRSR – Real Sports Radio (formerly KYNG and swapped call letters with KRSR, Dallas TX, which wanted to become “Young Country.”)

    KRXX – K-Rocks

    KSND – K-Sound, or “The Sound.” (Published countdown list called “The Sound Sheet.)

    KUJZ – Likely “eUgene’s smooth JazZ.”

    KWOD – Warehousing of former Sacramento calls which originally meant “Quad.” (At one time broadcast QS quad system.}

    KWOW – I don’t believe these calls ever made it to air.

    KYSG – “Solid Gospel”

    KYTT – “K-Light”

    KZAM – Pronounced “kuh-ZAM”, emulating Belleview/Seattle original with some of the original staff.

    KZZK – “Z-RocK”

    This is fun!

    #201
    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    HOLY COW! Thanks Randy! Had a feeling this was going to be right up your block!

    #202
    Randy_in_Eugene
    Participant

    I think I know a few more but want to see if some of those who were actually there respond. KFAT and KIQY come immediately to mind.

    #203
    RadioRob
    Participant

    08 KSKR = The Score (ESPN RADIO 101.1 and 1490 The Score)

    93 KXPC – Pure Country 103.7 (DARK)

    93 KXIX – Originally signed on as X-94(alt) now Power 94(chr)

    93 KKMX – Originally signed on as 1045 The Mix(chr) now 104.3/5 SAM-FM

    70 KRSB – Roseburg Radio(chr) now Best Country 103

    59 KQEN – once the sister station to KYNG (king) over on the coast – KQEN (queen), now Newsradio 1240 KQEN

    50 KRXL – still diggin for that info

    99 KAVJ – still diggin for that too

    #204
    kjunguy
    Participant

    I didn’t listen much to KZAM in Seattle but I seem to remember them calling it K-ZAM just like Craig put.

    #205
    Randy_in_Eugene
    Participant

    I always heard kuh-ZAM, whether frequently DXing AM 1540, or in hearing the FM during a visit to Seattle in ’81. The same thing was carried down to Eugene.

    #206
    the_radio_guy
    Participant

    KIQY was chosen for it’s resemblence to “K104″…which was how the station (103.7) was identified.

    #207
    the_radio_guy
    Participant

    Rob,

    94.1 KXIQ “Q94” morphed into KXIX “Mix 94” (Hot AC) in 1994, and then became “X94” (Modern Rock) in 1996.

    104.3 KKMX started as Hot AC “The Hit Mix, 104.3 KKMX” in 1993.

    (104.3 was KTRQ, until it went dark in 1991.)

    #208
    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    Keep them coming. We still haven’t seen posts from anyone that can hear Eastern Oregon stations. Where’s Boise Bill? 🙄

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