THIS DAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY (AUGUST)

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    Craig_Adams
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    AUGUST 12TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1887 Barnett H. “Barney” Goldstein was born in Russia. KGW Hoot Owls “Grand Schmoos” 1923-29.

    1910 “PE” Portland’s “United Wireless Telegraph Co.” station was shutdown. The owners were indicted.

    1943 KGW 620 K.C., broadcast the Vanport City Grand Opening. Homer Welch was master of ceremonies.

    1955 KGON 1230 K.C., was shutdown for 10 hours at 8:00 A.M. by a IBEW Local 49 strike. New staff was brought in.

    1974 KLIQ 1290 kHz., Talk Radio “The Talk of The Town” switched to Big Bands as “The Sound of The 40’s.”

    #38931

    Craig_Adams
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    AUGUST 13TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1863 Osmond “O.B.” Stubbs was born in Lowell, Mass. KQY Broadcast Pioneer & founder, 1922-23.

    1926 Blaine Hanks was born in Twin Falls, Ida. “KOIN Klock” & “Come And Get It” shows, 1956-68. KMCM.

    1926 Virginia Becker was born in Portland. Singer on KGW’s “Stars of Tomorrow” 1934-38. Then Hollywood.

    1944 KALE 1330 K.C., moved studios from the “New Heathman Hotel” to the 9th floor of the “Studio Building.”

    1990 Allen E. “Al” Uhles died at age 83 in Colorado Springs, CO. KALE/KPOJ AM/FM Music Director, 1945-49.

    1999 KXYQ “10-10 AM The Voice” changed its call letters to KGUY “Guy Talk, 1010 AM. Talk With Balls!”

    2011 KXET 1150 kHz., was knocked off the air when metal thieves broke into KXET transmitter building.

    #38949

    Craig_Adams
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    AUGUST 14TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1928 Alvin E. “Al” Bauer was born in Vancouver, WA. KVAN Sales Manager, 1952-53. KXL 1954-59. KWSC.

    1937 KGW inaugurated its 625 foot Truscon tower at Faloma, 8:30 P.M. KOIN salute 8:45 P.M. & NBC 9:00 P.M.

    1970 Mark F. DeLauney died at age 59 in Everett, Wash. KVAN Asst. Manager, 1947-48. KVAN, 1946-51. KLOG.

    1981 Gene Baker died at age 71 in Burbank, CA. KOIN Announcer/Singer, 1931-35. KEX. Later announcer for “Queen For A Day.”

    2003 Rosemary Schlack died at age 85 in Portland. KEX Music Librarian, 1967-75 & Traffic Manager.

    #38952

    Craig_Adams
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    AUGUST 15TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1917 Leonard “Len” Shreve was born in Tillamook. KGW Newscaster & Deejay, 1952-56. KWJJ Technician, 1941-50.

    1957 KLIQ 1290 K.C., returned to the air after two years, from their Oaks Park studios and transmitter site.

    1960 “Shorty The Hired Hand” died at age 47 in Seaside. KKEY Air Personality, 1958-59. KVAN 1952-58.

    1968 KPOJ-FM became KPOK (FM) and simulcasting ended. OK Stereo began “The Button-Down Sound.”

    1988 KGW 620 kHz., refocused its Adult Contemporary music format, playing hits and dropping currents.

    1991 Charlie LaFranchise “Uncle Charlie” died at age 79 in Milwaukie. KPOJ Sports Director, 1949-55. KPTV.

    1998 George Sanders died at age 74 in Enka, N.C. KWJJ General Manager, 1966-73 & News Director, 1963-73.

    2016 KWLZ West Linn, Top 40/Rhythmic “We 96-3” changed its call letters to KWEE. Alpha Media, 2 year LMA.

    #38953

    semoochie
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    “2016 KWLZ West Linn, Top 40/Rhythmic “We 96-3” changed its call letters to KWEE. Alpha Media, 2 year LMA.: That appears to indicate that today is the end of the LMA! Any thoughts?

    #38965

    Craig_Adams
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    AUGUST 16TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1909 Richard R. “Dick” Levy was born in Everett, Wash. KXL & KXL-FM Commercial Manager, 1959-69. KVAN.

    1933 KGW premier opening of N.W. based “Tugboat Annie” in “United Artists Theater” lobby at 8:30 P.M.

    1935 Janet Day was born in Portland. KYTE-FM Air Personality, 1985-89. KBVM Production Asst. 1990’s.

    1976 KPOK “Rockin’ Country” changed its call letters to KUPL “Couple” switched to Just Beautiful Music.

    2012 Richard Mason entered into an LMA to purchase KLYC 1260 kHz., McMinnville from Bohnsack Strategies.

    #38975

    Craig_Adams
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    AUGUST 17TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1909 Al Priddy (All Nite Al) was born in Waukeagan, IL. KEX Personality, 1955 to New Years Day 1960.

    1918 Marian Speaker was born in Reedville. KPDQ Organ player for the show “Doorway To Fine Music” 1956-57.

    1920 Jim Nelson was born in Spokane, Wash. KBPS AM/FM Foundation President, 1999 at time of death.

    1922 Fred Von Hofen was born in Texas. KGW Station Manager, 1958-59. KBBX President & Co-owner.

    1924 KGW 492 meters (609.3 K.C.) shutdown for 15 days. Its apparatus was overhauled & new facilities installed.

    1926 Bill Wingo was born in Granite City, IL. KWAY Station Manager, 1961. KRWC/KGGG News Director.

    1932 KGW debuted the Wednesday local 15 minutes program “Sam Gordon, The Kibitzer” 1:45 to 2:00 P.M.

    1935 Victor M. Ives was born in San Francisco, CA. KVIX President, 1987-88. KMJK AM/FM General Manager. KEX Program Director.

    1940 Kathie J. Johnson was born. KCYX Co-Owner, 1980-87, General Manager, 1982-84, General Sales Manager, 1982-87.

    1974 KEX’s Vic Ives named “Best MOR Program Director of The Year” at Billboard Magazine Radio Forum.

    2012 “Mark & Brian” ended 19 years on KGON. The first syndicated (live) morning show in Portland back in 1993.

    #38990

    Craig_Adams
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    AUGUST 18TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1893 Bruce Fichtl was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. KOIN Asst. Manager, 1930-32. KOIN Sales Manager, 1929.

    1920 Don Porter was born in Vancouver, B.C. KGW Program Director, 1958-61. KXL Progam Director, 1957-58. KPOJ.

    1929 Ted Bryant was born in Walla Walla, WA. KOPB-FM News Director, 1989-90. KOIN News Director, 1973-77.

    1932 KOIN 940 K.C. “The Journal” began negotiations to purchase KTBR 1300 K.C. from Milburn E. Brown.

    1953 Steve Bradley was born in Portland. KKEY Public Affairs Director, 1997-98, Promotions Manager. 1989-97.

    1983 Mark Lee died at age 62 in Portland. KLIQ & KLIQ-FM Talk Show Host, 1966-69 & 1971-72.

    1989 KSGO 1520 “Solid Gold Oldies” switched format to Rock, as “The X, has come to Town to KICK ASS!”

    2009 Tim Freed died at age 63 in Portland. KGAR Chief Engineer & Air Personality, 1966-68. KGW, KPFM.

    2010 KINK (FM) moved studios from “KGW Broadcast Center” to the “Pacwest Center” building, at 10:52 P.M.

    #38992

    semoochie
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    “1953 Steve Bradley was born in Portland. KKEY Public Affairs Director, 1997-98, Promotions Manager. 1989-97.” The mention of Promotions Manager is in error. It should actually read “Public Affairs Director 1989-97”. On a personal note, Steve Bradley is a close, personal friend of mine. I was there at his birth. 🙂

    #38995

    Craig_Adams
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    Noted.

    #38996

    Craig_Adams
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    AUGUST 19TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1960 Triple G. Broadcasting Co. KGGG asked the FCC to approve transfer to Crawford Broadcasting Co.

    1960 Mark Marshall was born in Oregon. KLYC Vice-President of Programming, 1997-98. KOTK/KWJJ.

    1977 KPAM & KPAM-FM presented at 6:00 P.M., a 48 hour tribute to Elvis Presley who had died 3 days earlier.

    1985 KJIB Country music changed call letters to KWJJ-FM standing for AM sister founder Wilbur Jeffrey Jerman.

    2009 KLTH “K-Hits 106-7” changed its nickname to “Oldies 106.7” at 5:00 P.M. Continued with Classic Hits.

    #38997

    semoochie
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    I’m sorry. I should have said, “Public Service Director”!

    #39001

    Craig_Adams
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    Ditto!

    #39002

    Craig_Adams
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    AUGUST 20TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1912 Bill Rohrer was born in Portland. KWJJ Sound Engineer, 1955-62. KPOJ, KOIN. Rex Recording, General Manager.

    1913 Nicholas M. “Nick” Mariana was born in Miles City, Mont. KBVM founder & President, 1989-99.

    1941 Gene Still was born in Chicago, IL. KOIN Newscaster/Public Affairs host, 1967-76. KOIN-FM 1976-77. KBPS.

    1949 KPOJ & KPOJ-FM moved their studios from the “Taylor Street Building” to the “Odd Fellows Building.”

    1954 Tawn Mastrey was born in Minneapolis, MN. KUFO Morning Personality, 1996-98. KLSX, KQLZ, KMEL.

    1974 FCC added a condition to the KVAN 1480 kHz., license. Sell within six months to qualified assignee.

    1981 KCYX began using its Mutual Broadcasting System downlink. Few Oregon stations had satellite dishes.

    1999 Nick Mariana died on his birthday at age 86 in Portland. KBVM founder and President, 1989-99.

    2003 KTLK 620 kHz changed calls to KPOJ. Calls brought back. Originally on 1330 kHz. Oldies format continued.

    #39003

    semoochie
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    Thanks Craig!

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