This Day in Portland Radio History (January)(Archive Edition)

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    “1918 Robert Zimmerman was born in Iloito, The Philippines. KGW Choral Director, 1945-47.” Bob Dylan was born in 1918? He looks really good, considering! 🙂

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    JANUARY 31ST. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1935 KGW debuted the drama series “Rented Happiness” at 9:45 A.M. Janet Baumhover played the lead.

    1937 KOIN dropped the “Don Lee Broadcasting System.” KALE picked up Don Lee seven months later.

    1943 Victor Rangner, 40, died in the KXL Orpheum lobby just before hosting “The Scandinavian Hour.”

    1950 KGW-FM 100.3 was shut down to make KGW more attractive to buyers. KGW-FM would return in 1952.

    1951 KVAN 910 lost its PBS affiliation at 7:00 P.M. Progressive Broadcasting System suspended operation.

    1975 FCC denied the five “Star Stations” licenses, KOIL & KEFM Omaha, WIFE AM-FM Indianapolis & KISN.

    1980 Sammy Taylor died at age 64 in Lake Oswego. KWJJ Program Director, 1965-77 & Music Director, 1965-74.

    1999 Thomas J. “Tom” Swafford died at age 78 in Asheville, N.C. KALE/KPOJ Program Director, 1947-50.

    2000 KXL 750 launched “Radio Northwest Network to nine affiliates carrying “The Lars Larson Show.”

    2006 KKSL 1290 kHz, Lake Oswego was shut down forever. 1640 kHz KDZR carried on the tradition.

    2010 Barbara Angell died at age 89 in Lacey, Wash. KWJJ host, 1960. KPDQ host, 1957. KPTV host, 1953-57.

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