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

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    JULY 31ST. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1892 Herbert W. Armstrong was born in Des Moines, IA. KWJJ host of “Radio Church of God” 1937-42. KXL 1943.

    1946 KWJJ purchased property at 4636 S.W. Council Crest Drive for the future KPRA(FM)/KWJJ-FM transmitter.

    1975 Harry H. Buckendahl died at age 72 in Portland. KOIN AM/FM Vice-President & G.M., 1944-52 & 1960-68.

    1987 1260 Radio, Inc. (Deane Johnson) sold KCYX to Matrix Media, Inc. for $681,812. (Michael Symons).

    1998 KNRK’s “Big Stink 3” Estacada Timber Bowl concert: Green Day, Blink 182, Semisonic, Gravity Kills, etc.

    2006 KLVP “K-Love” changed call letters to KXPD, standing for: La X PortlanD, switching to Regional Mexican.

    2006 KPAM 860 kHz., & KKAD 1550 kHz., moved studios from “Pioneer Tower” to “The Pamplin Media Center.”

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