February 17, 2016 at 3:39 am #18080
Oh crap! I know what that’s like! Ugh! It is why I’m still on the tablet! Not the same. I understand.February 18, 2016 at 12:20 am #18109
FEBRUARY 18TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1924 KFEC The Meier & Frank station on 360 meters (832.7 kilocycles) moved to 248 meters (1208.8 kilocycles)
1927 KLIT signed on the air on 860 kilocycles with 7 1/2 watts from its studio & transmitter site at 475 21st St.
1930 Jim Braun was born in Portland, Oregon. KBOO host of their early morning classical shows, 1990-09.
1939 Richard Conner was born in Portland. KLIQ weekend disc jockey, 1964. KOHI St. Helens, 1964-65. KBPS.
1943 KGW “Schools at War” program debuted. Different schools told what they were doing for the war effort.
1991 KVAN 1550 kHz. dropped its KMXI “Mix 106” simulcast 6:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. for a Light A.C. format.
1994 KKBK “Classical 106.7 K-Bach” switched their format to “Portland’s All New Smooth Jazz 106.7.”
1994 KMUZ Soft Adult Contemporary “Radio 1-2-3” switched to Classical, as “K-Bach, Digital Stereo 1230.”
2000 Byron R. Paul died at age 90 in Portland. KOIN AM/FM/TV Transmitter Supervisor, 1934-1974.
2003 KDZR 1640 kilohertz, debuted the “Radio Disney” satellite format, broadcasting 24 hours a day.February 18, 2016 at 2:28 am #18110
Thanks for the update! Glad you stepped in to fill Craig’s shoes. Appreciate it man!February 19, 2016 at 12:03 am #18128
FEBRUARY 19TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1905 Edmund B. “Ed” Craney was born in Spokane, Wash. KXL Co-owner & Vice President, 1937-1955.
1912 Lucille Powell was born in St. Helens. KGW-KEX Executive Secretary to Managing Director, 1934-44.
1978 KUPL 1330 affiliated with the NBC Radio Network. Predecessor KPOK dropped Mutual Net. in mid 1973.
1985 Don Rickles died at age 57 in Glendale, Calif. KGW Announcer, 1946-48. KVAN-910, KBPS, NBC-TV.
1990 KMJK 1550 kHz and KMJK-FM Classic Rock switched to a Hot A.C. format as “The All New Magic 107.”
2007 KPOJ 620 kHz “Thom Hartmann” show began syndication, filling Al Franken’s spot on “Air America.”February 19, 2016 at 12:22 am #18130
Wow. Has it been that long? AL Franken was the original 9am to noon host. Glad Thom is still heard. He is a very informed and intellegent host. Always liked him!February 20, 2016 at 12:21 am #18164
FEBRUARY 20TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1912 Louis C. Cook was born in Douglas, Wyoming. KVAN-910 kilocycles Program Director, 1941-1942.
1919 Wireless censorship restrictions were lifted in Portland and on the Pacific Ocean. WWI had ended.
1919 Dick Wesson was born in Shoshone, ID. KPOJ Newscaster, 48-50. KALE DJ, 46-48. Disney Announcer.
1971 AP & UPI erroneously reported a National Emergency existed. Six Oregon stations out of 40 signed off.
1981 KLIQ 1290 kilohertz changed community city of license from Portland, OR. to Lake Oswego, OR.
1982 KAAR was off the air two days. Heavy rains caused high water to short out its transformer for the station.
1984 KYXI “News Radio 1520” switched to the “Stardust” nostalgia format, except for the morning news.
1997 Embarcadero Media, Inc. sold KOTK/KINK-FM to EXCL Communications, Inc. Undisclosed price.
2003 FCC rescinded KBOO’s $7,000 fine for violating indecency rule on its 1999 “Soundbox” program.
2014 KXJM “Wild 107.5” switched fully back to “Jam’n 107-5” at 12 Noon. The slow change began January 16th.February 21, 2016 at 12:03 am #18185
FEBRUARY 21ST. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1920 Herb Davidson was born in Portland. KPOJ/KPOK/KUPL AM/FM Chief Engineer, 1956-77. KOIN-TV C.E.
1923 Bill Howlett was born in Portland. KISN News Director, 1961-63 & Night News Editor, 1963-76. KVAN, KUIK.
1926 KGW dedicated 8th floor studios at 6:30pm, expanding from the 7th floor. Two studios & announcer booth.
1939 Jim Howe was born in Tigard. KEX News Director, 1965-94 & KEX Newscaster, 1962-01, KUMA. KCRE.
1940 KWJJ installed Western Union printer to receive telegraph requests for “Jamboree” show w/ Sammy Taylor.
1951 Pioneer Broadcasters, Inc. sold KGW Radio to Samuel I. Newhouse & Mitzi E. Newhouse for $350,000.
1952 Marshall Moss was born in Wichita, Kan. KRDR/KKGR/KMUZ AM/FM Program Director, 1988 to 1995.
1966 Jeannette Cramer died at age 71 in Beaverton. Host of “KGW Cooking School.” On KGW 1923 to 1935.
1975 Johnny Carpenter died at age 69 in Portland. KOIN Radio-TV Sports Director, 1940-69. Joined KOIN in 1937.
1985 Columbia-Willamette Broadcasting Co. sold KKCW (FM) to Fairwest Enterprises, for: $5,060,000.
1991 George Page died at age 48 in Portland. KBOO host of “Jazz Rap” 1972-91. KKSN 1982-84. KATU 1968-75.
1999 Dean H. Woodring died at age 65 in Portland. KGW Station Manager, 1972-75. KGW-TV V.P. & G.M.
2001 KINK-FM 101.9 megahertz, reverted its call letters back to KINK (FM).
2004 KWJJ-FM 99.5 MHz., moved studios from the old IBM Building to The Bancroft Building at 9:58 P.M.
2008 Kenneth “Ken” Ford died at age 80 in Hockinson, Wash. KVAN 1480 Air Personality in late 1960’s.
2014 KXRY 91.1 MHz Portland, began operation with 8.2 watts as “Xray-FM.” Formerly KRRC Reed College.February 22, 2016 at 12:10 am #18204
FEBRUARY 22ND. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1919 Jack W. Adkins was born in Oregon. KPDQ Chief Engineer, 1951-52 & KPDQ Farm Director, 1952-53.
1925 KGW 492 meters (609.3 kilocycles) moved to 610 kilocycles. First Oregon station to switch to K.C.
1932 Addie Bobkins was born in L.A. KISN Air Personality, 1963-64. KKEY 1975. KEX 1956-57. KXL 1955. KWJJ 1953.
1950 Adah Louise (Murphy) was born in Los Angeles, CA. KVAN-1480 Program Director & Sales Manager, 1968-72.
1965 Ivan Jones died at age 61 in Rainier. KGW Farm Director, 1954-59. KEX Farm Director, 1951-54. KOIN 1932-45.
1984 KKCW 103.3 MHz., Beaverton began testing its transmitter at the KPDX (TV) tower site on Skyline.
1993 Mary Cullen died at age 91 in Reno, NV. KPOJ host of “Mary Cullen Open House”, 1948-58. KALE 1944-48.
2012 Herb Davidson died at age 92 in Portland. KPOJ/KPOK/KUPL AM/FM Chief Engineer, 1956-77. KOIN-TV Chief Engineer.February 23, 2016 at 12:09 am #18231
FEBRUARY 23TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1893 George Sturley was born in Vancouver, Wash. KGW Engineer & Technician, 1929-33. Amateur 7BJ, 7GS.
1944 Mike Johnson was born in Cleveland, OH. KMHD Producer. KZSC Co-Producer of “Closet Free Radio.”
1956 KRWC 1570 khz., broadcast the 10th annual “All-Northwest Barbershop Ballad Contest” live from Forest Grove.
1979 KBOO, KJIB, KPAM-FM, KPDQ-FM, KQFM, KXL-FM off the air when a tree limb fell across a feeder line.
2004 KOTK 1080 kHz., moved studios from the old IBM building to the Bancroft building at 7:40 P.M.February 23, 2016 at 12:44 am #18233
I remember that! Back in 1979. DX ‘ed like crazy! Caught some Seattle station for a time!February 24, 2016 at 12:13 am #18258
FEBRUARY 24TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1870 Carol P. Leadbetter was born in Calif. KGW-KEX President, 1941-44 & KGW AM/FM President, 1944-47.
1891 Aaron M. “Bud” Frank was born in Portland. KFEC Station Manager, 1922-29 & Meier & Frank Co. President.
1948 KPFM sponsored a Radio Dealers show in the Benson High auditorium to “Hear The Story of F.M.”
1984 KKCW Beaverton signed on the air on 103.3 MHz. with 85 K.W. Studios were at “Center Plaza West” building.
1990 Johnnie Ray died at age 63 in L.A., CA. KVAN Host “Johnnie Ray Music” Mon. Wed. Fri. 5:15 P.M., 1948.
2000 Alice Baughman died at age 85 in Oregon City. KGON 1230 K.C., Host of “Aunt Alice Tales for Tots.”February 25, 2016 at 10:33 am #18295
DXer1969: Remember the ice storm of 1979? I lived at the foot or Mt. Tabor at the time. There was a period of time when all of Portland’s FM stations were off the air during the storm. I was picking up several Seattle station on a cheap stereo with good signals. I think it was 93.3 KUBE that had the best signal. I logged six Seattle stations, all without an external antenna.February 26, 2016 at 1:20 am #18325
FEBRUARY 25TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
Craig Adams was born somewhere in the world in a given year.
1900 Ina Hood was born in Charlotte, N.C? KGW staff solo singer, 1928-29. Also on KOIN. Mother of Ern Hood.
1926 KGW debuted “The Vaudeville Hour” variety show which included Tommy Luke’s Flower Girls, singers.
1991 Ernie “Ern” Hood died at age 67 in Portland. A founding member of KBOO & Air Personality, 1973-84.
2010 Dick Bogle died at age 79 in Portland. KEX “Minority View” Host, 1972-1977. KMHD 2007-2009. KATU. (I posted this yesterday morning. I can’t imagine what happened to it.)
February 26, 2016 at 1:30 am #18327
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FEBRUARY 26TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1922 “The Morning Oregonian” newspaper inaugurated a permanent column “Radio News” on Sundays.
1973 KEX began an experiment. Their first telephone talk show, hosted by Peter Marland-Jones, 10:00pm to 1:00am.
1995 KGON celebrated their 21st anniversary with Cheap Trick in concert at the downtown Marriott.
2000 Bob Craig “The Old Backwoodsman” died at age 71 in Portland. KRDR Air Personality, 1977 to 1986.February 26, 2016 at 2:24 am #18329
I remember Peter. Listened to him for a bit.
Was there at the Cheap Trick concert. Friend gave me tix. Good show!
Bob Craig: Gave me a tour of KRDR back when they were hardcore country. Liked him. Not the music so much. Wanted to check them cuz I never visited there before. Kinda dirty and run down. Still played records. But, Bob Craig was OK. A real nice guy!
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