THIS DAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY (JULY)

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  • #30617

    semoochie
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    I don’t know if you want to count it or not but Dallas McKennon was Addie Bobkins’ sidekick on KKEY in 1975.

    #30628

    Craig_Adams
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    Want to highlight when Dallas was the star of the shows.

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    Craig_Adams
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    JULY 16TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1911 Helen Drill was born in Portland. KBKO/KLIQ Co-owner, 1949-54. “Holiday For You with Helen Holiday.”

    1949 Gene Autry was a guest on KGW’s “The Young Oregonian’s On The Air” Saturday, 12:00 Noon 12:15 P.M.

    1954 Steve Taylor was born in Grants Pass. Air Personality on KGON, KMUZ, KVAN-1550, KPDQ AM/FM.

    1991 Earl Meissner died at age 89 in Portland. KGW-KEX Engineer, 1935-39. United Radio Supply, 1935-67.

    1997 Fox/News Corporation sold KKSN AM/FM & KKRH to Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. Price was unknown.

    2005 Forrest W. Ogan died at age 83 in Lancaster, CA. KISN Chief Engineer, 1960. KDOL Chief Engineer, 1967-74.

    2013 Bernard D. “Bernie” Seitz died at age 71 in Portland. KJIB founder, President & General Manager, 1968-74.

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    Craig_Adams
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    JULY 16TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1883 James Abbe was born in Alfred, ME. KGW Commentator, 1942-44, KXL 1942, NBC 1944-47, ABC 1947-48.

    1939 Don Kennedy was born in Spokane, WA. KISN Personality, 1965-67. KASH Program Director, 1971-75. KALE Program Director.

    1947 Don Johnston was born in Portland. KXL Newscaster, 1973-73. KBBQ. KACY Assistant Program Director.

    1995 KXYQ Classic Rock, changed its call letters to KKRH “Earth 105, Your Planet for Rock & Roll Classics.”

    2014 Zachary Sommer, 38, jumped off the old KXPC Silverton tower. Parachute failed and he plunged to his death.

    2015 Robert E. “Bob” King died at age 69 in Portland. KPAM/KPFM Program Director, 1969-70. KGW Program Director in the 1970’s.

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    Craig_Adams
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    JULY 18TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1894 (Anola) “Peter” Mudie was born in Ferndale, Wash. She hosted KOIN’s “Consumer News” 1934-61.

    1906 S.W. McCready was born in Wenatchee, WA. KVAN Co-General Manager & Chief Engineer, 1944-45.

    1913 Ralph C. Mifflin was born in Spokane, WA. KXL Chief Engineer, 1937-53 & KXL-FM 1947-48. KFPY.

    1948 KGW & KGW-FM Open House, 30 minute tours of new 4th floor studios in the new Oregonian Building.

    1999 Lou Gillette died at age 86 in Anacortes, WA. KMCM Station Manager, 1949-53. KALE/KPOJ 1946-49.

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    Craig_Adams
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    JULY 19TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1906 Henry M. “Hank” Norton was born in Ritzville, Wash. KGW Publicity Manager, 1957-58.

    1919 Dallas McKennon was born in La Grande. KGW kid host “Mr. Buttons” 1950-51. KWJJ’s “Mr. Patches” 1951.

    1930 Keith T. Forney was born in Kearney, Neb. KRWC 1570 K.C. Forest Grove, Chief Engineer, 1958.

    July 19, 1974 KBOO moved to KXL-FM tower. Raised power from 3.5 K.W. to 12.5 K.W. horiz & 1.3 K.W. vert. Ant. raised to 800 feet.

    1975 KISN’s “Uncle” Don Wright was Grand Marshal of “The Gresham Fun Fest Parade.”

    1981 Al “Jazzbo” Collins live broadcast on KCYX from 2:00 – 4:00pm during his “Live On The I-5” truckers salute.

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    Craig_Adams
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    JULY 20TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1903 Temple V. Ehmsen was born in Portland. KGON 1230 K.C. Co-founder & Chief Engineer, 1947-49.

    1905 Harold Warling was born in California. KRWC 1570 K.C. Forest Grove, Farm Director, 1956-57.

    1932 KGPP Portland Police station on 2442 K.C. was officially dedicated at 8:00 P.M. by Mayor George Baker.

    1939 Don Craig was born in Lubbock, TX. KLIQ AM/FM General Manager, 1971-72 & Talk Host. KASH General Manager.

    1971 Marc K. Bowman died at age 74 in Newport. KGMG Station Manager, 1960-63. KOIN 1937-43. KEX.

    1988 KAAR Vancouver, 1480 kHz., became KBMS officially but had used slogan calls “KBMS” for 2 months.

    #30701

    Craig_Adams
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    JULY 21ST. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1927 KGW carried network radios’ first boxing match, “The Dempsey-Sharkey Fight” on NBC at 5:30 P.M.

    1929 KGW transmitted the first West Coast narrow broadcast to a radio, installed on a speeding train.

    1930 KXL debuted “The Multnomah Hotel Orchestra” program which began weeknights from 7:00 to 7:30 P.M.

    1940 Eleanora “Elenora” Tingle Kneass died at age 26 in Portland. KGW-KEX Music Librarian, 1936-40.

    1949 Bob Bennett was born in Culver City, CA. KPAM/KPAM-FM Personality, 1975-76. KKSN/KKSN-FM, 1988.

    1982 Herbert M. “Herb” Johnston died at age 68 in Portland. KXL Farm Director, 1963-65. KGW-KEX Chief Announcer.

    2004 Claude Pike died at age 85 in Oregon City. KGON-1520 Personality, 1960-62. KRWC News Analyst, 1959.

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    Craig_Adams
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    JULY 22ND. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1908 Cliff Engle was born in Portland. KGW “Hoot Owl” Grand Scribe, 1931-32. KTBR Announcer, 1931-32. NBC.

    1919 Alva L. “Al” Charf was born in Billings, Mont. KPDQ Chief Engineer, 1957-58. KOIN AM/FM. KVAN-910.

    1928 Ashley Dixon, Jr. died at age 21 in Portland. KFJR Co-Owner was cleaning his revolver when it discharged.

    1934 KEX 1180 K.C., signed off 11 P.M. and moved transmitter to the KGW Faloma site, returned to air in 7 days.

    1978 KPAM 1410 kHz., announced it began operation of its new “pulse duration modulation” transmitter.

    1995 Kay West (#3) aka Rita Dewart died at 76 in Lake Oswego. KEX “Coffee with Kay West” host, 1955-60.

    2000 Barney Keep died at age 83 in Gresham. KEX Personality, 1945-79. KGW-KEX 1944-45. KXL 1943-44.

    2012 KQRZ-LP Hillsboro began testing at 11:00 A.M. on 101.5 MHz., from new transmitter site on Cooper Mountain.

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    Craig_Adams
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    JULY 23RD. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1911 United Wireless Telegraph Co., the owners of station “PE” Portland officially declared bankruptcy.

    1923 Ivan Smith was born in Onarga, IL. KXL 1953-55. KMCM Program Director, 1952-53. KWRC, KPTV News Director, KGW-TV Asst. News Director.

    1951 KEX debuted “Dreamland Playhouse.” An imaginative show with Uncle Bob Amsberry & Merrie Virginia.

    1977 Burton S. Hutton died at age 72 in Corvallis. KALE Farm Director, 1945-48. KOAC Agricultural Director.

    1978 Ralph Rogers died at age 66 in Portland. KGW-KEX Program Director, 1941-42, ABC 1943, KEX 1952-56, KXL.

    1984 Delmar R. “Del” Lundbom died at age 58 in Virginia. KGON-1230 Program & News Director, 1949-51.

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    Craig_Adams
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    JULY 24TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1887 Chuck Whitehead was born in Ogden, UT. KGW Hoot Owls “Grand Serenader” 1926-29. KOIN.

    1946 Tim Freed was born in Portland. KGAR Chief Engineer & Personality, 1966-68. KGW, KPFM, KBPS.

    1957 KPDQ lost $500 in equipment from its Hollywood District studios and there was no forcible entry.

    1969 Robert E. Hartzog died at age 63 in Friday Harbor, WA. KALE Chief Engineer, 1932-40. KOIN, KFEC.

    1979 Don Johnston died at age 32 in Ventura, CA. KXL Newscaster, 1973. KACY Asst. Program Director.

    1985 KAAR switched to daytime hours while work continued on the new 2.5 K.W. three tower directional array.

    2006 Educational Media Foundation sold KLVP 1040 kHz., to Churchill Communications for $1.8 Million.

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    Craig_Adams
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    JULY 25TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1913 George Heimrich was born in Kansas. KXL Coordinator of Government Programs, 1943-44, War Program Director.

    1922 KFAB signed on the air. 360 meters (832.7 K.C.) with 10 watts. Studio: Pacific Radiofone Company.

    1922 KGG 360 meters (832.7 kilocycles) added share time station KFAB with KGN, KGW, KQY, KYG.

    1922 KGN 360 meters (832.7 kilocycles) added share time station KFAB with KGG, KGW, KQY, KYG.

    1922 KGW 360 meters (832.7 kilocycles) added share time station KFAB with KGG, KGN, KQY, KYG.

    1922 KQY 360 meters (832.7 kilocycles) added share time station KFAB with KGG, KGN, KGW, KYG.

    1922 KYG 360 meters (832.7 kilocycles) added share time station KFAB with KGG, KGN, KGW, KQY.

    1996 Salem Communications Corp. sold KDBX 107.5 MHz., to American Radio Systems for $14 Million.

    1996 KDBX Contemporary Christian “Spirit-FM” began at 12:00 A.M. stunting as Alternative Rock “The End.”

    1996 KPDQ Religious “AM 800” switched to Contemporary Christian music as “The new Spirit 800 AM.”

    1997 Alvin D. “Al” Bauer died at age 77 in Vancouver, WA. KPOJ AM/FM Farm Director, 1949-54. KBZY General Manager.

    2003 KTLK “News/Talk 620” switched to Oldies, as “Super 62.” (former “62 KGW” station channel slogan).

    #30768

    Craig_Adams
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    JULY 26TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1935 Merrill “Deane” Johnson was born. KCYX President & General Manager, 1980-87. KOIL AM/FM Program Director.

    1954 Bill Gallant was born in Hartford, CT. KGW Talk Host, 1989-91. KXL Talk Host, 1987-89, KEX 1986.

    1967 KVAN was fined $500 by FCC for 7 violations including, no program log entries and unattended operation.

    1982 KPAM 1410 kHz., Contemporary Christian became KCNR. Began simulcast of sister FM’s Hot A.C. format.

    1982 KCNR (FM) changed call letters to KCNR-FM standing for “the music CeNteR” its 97.1 dial position.

    1991 Gwladys Bowen died at 98 in Washington, D.C. KGW host of “Cocktail Hour” Portland society scene in the 1940’s.

    1991 KGW “AM 620, The Talk Station” switched to a KINK (FM) simulcast, Contemporary Album format.

    1994 KXYQ Broadcasting Co. sold KXYQ and KXYQ-FM to Trumper Communications Inc. for $5.6 Million.

    1996 KDBX 107.5 Alternative “The End” ended stunting, switched to a simulcast, Modern Rock “The Beat.”

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    Craig_Adams
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    JULY 27TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1912 Charles L. “Chuck” Burrow was born in Vale. KEX AM/FM Sales Promotion Manager, 1947-55. WBZ Promotion Manager.

    1914 Donovan “Don” Zundel was born in Brigham City, UT. KPDQ Program Director, 1947-51. KEX, KXL, KPFM.

    1959 “Art Linkletter’s House Party” 4 day broadcast (KOIN AM/FM/TV & CBS) via the Centennial Exposition Arena.

    2011 The “HD” stations of KOPB-FM, KKRZ, KKCW, KFBW, KRSK were taken off air for 3 days for repairs.

    2013 Kathie J. Johnson died at age 72 in Omaha, NE. KCYX Co-Owner, 1980-87. General Manager, 1982-84. General Sales Manager, 1982-87.

    #30804

    semoochie
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    “1914 Donovan “Don” Zundel was born in Brigham City, UT. KPDQ Program Director, 1947-51. KEX, KXL, KPFM.” Don Zundel was my electronics professor at MHCC. He used to refer to someone who had spent their entire life in a particular area ie. Simon Ohm or Hertz with cyclic occurrences by saying they “stayed up all night”.

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