THIS DAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY (AUGUST)

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    AUGUST 21ST. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1922 Willard Harris was born in Patterson, LA. Co-founder of KGAR’s “Gospel Train” show, 1976-81.

    1934 KEX 1180 K.C., with new tower tuning equipment, cleared up “buzz” and power was increased to 5 K.W.

    1960 Barbara Voight was born in Hempstead, N.Y. KXL News Anchor, 2007-11 & KXL-FM Personality.

    1965 Jean Paul King died at age 60 in Los Angeles, CA. KGW Chief Announcer, 1928. NBC Announcer, 1931-55.

    1985 Duffy Broadcasting Corp. (Robert Duffy) sold KCNR-FM to FVBC, Inc. for $6,975,000. (Bill Failing).

    1992 Jane Hoyt died at age 40 in Portland. KEX Promotion Director, 1979-80. KOIN/KYTE Public Affairs Director, 1977-78.

    2003 Western Broadcasting Co. sold KKGT 1150 kHz., to Bustos Media for $1,250,000. Land was not included.

    2012 Buddy Simmons died at age 86 in Portland. KVAN Program Director, 1960-62. KRDR Music Director, 1967-73.

    2012 Bob Dye died at age 77 in Portland. KKEY Talk Host, 1977-79. KLIQ 1980. KYXI 1976. KSRV Program Director, 1959-62.

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    AUGUST 22ND. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1910 Fred Clyde was born in Portland. KPOJ & KPOJ-FM morning Personality on “Jones & Clyde”, 1967.

    1914 More than 200 amateur wireless telegraph stations in the Northwest were told to dismantle, because of WWI.

    1950 Jody Hotka was born in The Dalles. KWJJ AM/FM Production Manager, 1980’s. KODL Promotions. Manager.

    1965 KISN DJ Jim Meeker introduced “The Beatles” at Coliseum. Also on stage were Sam Holman & James Bond.

    1967 Quenton “Q” Cox died at age 61 in Portland. KQFM President & Owner, 1954-62. KGW AM/FM General Manager, 1946-54.

    1993 Virgil S. Smith died at age 90 in Lake Grove. KGW-KEX News Editor, 1934-43. Later with The Blue Network.

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    AUGUST 23RD. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1915 Dale Denny was born in Vancouver, WA. KOIN & KOIN-FM fill-in News Editor, 1957 & Newsman, 1941-63.

    1921 Alfred T. “Al” Picinni was born in CA. KWJJ Sales Manager, 1965. KKEY Program Director, 1959-60. KVAN.

    1936 Chet Huntley debuted on KEX 1180 K.C., with Rollie Truitt sports announcer and Chet sports commentary.

    1946 Simeon R. Winch died at age 58 in Portland. KALE Vice-President, 1931-46. Journal Business Manager.

    1955 KGON 1230 K.C., discontinued dog race broadcasts because of the on going I.B.E.W. Local 49 strike.

    1960 Ernest B. MacNaughton died at age 80 in Portland. KGW & KGW-FM President, 1947-51.

    2000 KEWS 620 kHz., moved transmitter from 10000 N. Expo Rd. to KEX transmitter site in Clackamas.

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    AUGUST 24TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1949 KEX-FM, KGW-FM, KPFM and KWJJ-FM power was cut when a tree fell across an 11,000 volt line.

    1981 KKSN 910 kHz., Diversified “Brave New Radio” switched to Satellite Music Network’s “Star Station.”

    1987 KKSN 910 kHz., moved studios from the transmitter site to Sentinel Hill with sister KKLI (FM) (K-Lite).

    1997 Marko Haggard died at age 73 in Cannon Beach. KGW Host of “Talk It Out”, 1965-66. KATU.

    1998 KPDQ Contemporary Christian “Spirit 800 AM” switched format to “The New True Talk 800 AM.”

    2009 Jim Braun died at age 79 in Portland. KBOO host of early morning classical shows from 1990-2009.

    2010 KUFO moved studios from 2040 S.W. 1st Ave. to 6th floor of the “Pacwest Center” building at 11:39 P.M.

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    AUGUST 25TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1914 Portland amateur telegraph stations illegally made contact with German cruiser Leipzig off the Oregon coast.

    1929 KEX’s parent network “ABC Western” folded. KEX was now in a position to come up with its own programming.

    1930 Genevieve Howard died at age 29 in Portland, after a long illness. KGW Staff Soprano, 1928-30.

    1933 National Broadcasting Company (NBC) sold KEX to The Oregonian Publishing Co., owners of KGW.

    1948 KEX’s “Kay West Day at Multnomah County Fair.” Best event in fair history. Over 20,000 people attended.

    1972 KOIN’s “Koin Klock” entertainment program ended after 41 years. Canceled, a victim of demographics.

    1997 KOTK changed calls to KEWS standing for “620 K-News” and switched from a Talk format to News/Talk.

    1997 620 kilohertz moved its studios from the “KGW Broadcast Center” to 4949 S.W. Macadam Avenue.

    2017 KKRZ-HD2 and simulcasting sister K272EL Alternative format “Radio 102,3” was rebranded as “Alt 102.3.”

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    AUGUST 26TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1911 Hal Gibney was born in Woodland, CA. KGW-KEX Ann., 1935-36. TV Announcer for Dragnet and The Mickey Mouse Club.

    1919 Gene R. Johnsick was born in Toledo, OH. KRIV Camas founder, President & Chief Engineer, 1956-58.

    1963 Larry Keating died at age 64 in Hollywood, CA. KGW-KEX Chief Announcer, 1934-36. KGO-NBC Blue. Actor.

    1972 The KOIN Orchestra disbanded, ending live performances after 46 years. A victim of demographics.

    1978 Chester L. “Chet” Blomsness died at age 79 in Kennewick, WA. KGW Sales Manager. 1936-55. KXL.

    1998 George R. Sanders died at age 74 in Burnsville, OH. KWJJ General Manager, 1966-73, & News Director, 1963-73.

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    AUGUST 27TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1898 Walter C. Evans was born in Columbus, OH. KEX & KEX-FM President, 1947-52.

    1899 Byron Foulger was born in Ogden, UT. KGW “Covered Wagon Days” Director/Actor, 1931. Later on Petticoat Junction.

    1907 Archie Presby was born in Sherbrooke, Que. KGW-KEX Program Manager, 1934. KGW Program Manager, 1933-34.

    1910 First wireless message sent from the interior of a forest fire transmitted from Tollgate to Portland.

    1914 All Portland amateur telegraph stations were disconnected and dismantled, rendering them useless. WWI.

    1922 Forrest W. Ogan was born in Tulare, CA. KISN Chief Engineer, 1960. KDOL AM-FM Chief Engineer, 1967-74.

    1948 Les Sarnoff was born in Michigan. KINK Air Personality, 1986-2008 & 1977-82. KGON 1975-76.

    2007 KLTH 106.7 opened an additional studio: “The K-Hits Corner” at “Mark Lindsay’s Rock & Roll Cafe.”

    2010 FCC warned Russian pirate operating 1710 kHz., “This radio station must be discontinued immediately.”

    2011 KKCW Bruce Murdock, K103 mornings was Grand Marshal of Beaverton’s “Celebration Day Parade.”

    2012 KXL’s “Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis” program began national syndication with “Premiere Networks.”

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    AUGUST 28TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1898 Michael J. “Mike” Frey was born in Walhalla, N.D. KGW & KGW-FM General Manager, 1946-51.

    1919 Forest Service wireless telephone station near Mt. Hood summit talked with 6XO in San Francisco, Calif.

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

    1953 KXL moved studios from “The Orpheum Theatre” building to newly built S.E. 82nd Avenue studios.

    1959 KPAM and KPFM switched from Religious and Good Music back to a Good Music (Classical) format.

    1972 OEPBS sold the former KOAP-FM/KEX-FM studio & transmitter site to Port Services Co. for $53,000.

    1992 KVAN 1550 kHz., and KMJK 106.7 owner Fairmont Communications Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

    1998 KKRH 105.1 MHz., changed call letters to KRSK, standing for “Rosie 105”, continuing its Hot A.C. format.

    2002 Alan L. Torbet died at age 83 in West Hartford, CT. KALE/KPOJ AM/FM Sales Manager, 1948-49.

    #39122

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    AUGUST 29TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1892 Harry B. Read was born in Seattle, WA. KXL Founder/Broadcast Pioneer, 1926-37. KQP/KOIN 1925-26.

    1924 KFQN 283 meters (1059.3 kc) signed off air at 9:00 P.M. forever. Oregon’s First Religious Station.

    1946 Bwana Johnny was born in Oregon. KARO/KAAR Program Director, 1981-82. KLLB Music Director, 1982.

    2007 KDZR-HD1 on 1640-1, began broadcasting in Digital IBOC a simulcast of KDZR’s Radio Disney.

    2010 Melvin E. “Mel” Waggoner died at age 76 in Portland. OPB Radio/TV Director of Gift Planning, 1993-07.

    2010 KUPL moved from 2040 S.W. 1st Ave. studios to the 6th floor of “Pacwest Center” building. at 8:23 P.M.

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    AUGUST 30TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1934 KEX 1180 K.C. moved studios from “Terminal Sales Building” to “The Oregonian” building with KGW.

    1963 Phil Bethune was born in Portland. KKSL/KKPZ Air Personality, 2003. KFXX/KOTK. KBOO 1994-95.

    1980 KLLB “KB101-FM” Top 300 Oldies countdown Labor Day weekend with deejay “Tiger” Tom Murphy.

    1985 Tamarack Communications sold KLIQ 1290 kHz., to LodeStar Communications Corp. for $3.5 Million.

    2007 KIJZ Vancouver, WA., “Smooth Jazz 105.9” switched format to Classic Hits music, as “Cool 105-9.”

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    AUGUST 31ST. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1933 Dean H. Woodring was born in Yankton, SD. KGW Station Manager, 1972-75. KGW-TV Vice-President & General Manager.

    1995 KPHP changed its call letters to KKSL standing for “The Salt & Light of Portland” continued Religious format.

    1995 Apogee Communications, Inc. sold KFXX/KGON/KNRK to Entercom Communications for $24.5 Million.

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