THIS DAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY (MARCH)

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    MARCH 28TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1922 7XG became KYG. Power increased from 5 watts to 100 watts. Studio & transmitter: 400 E. 22nd St. N.

    1922 7XI became KGG, standing for: “King GeorGe.” Power increased from 5 to 50 watts. Studio & transmitter: 192 Park St.

    1929 KTBR moved its “Commodore Hotel” transmitter to its studio location at the “Weatherly Building.”

    1940 KALE moved its “Weatherly Building” transmitter to the Barnes Hill site at Sylvan with sister KOIN.

    1940 KALE 1300 K.C., raised day power from 1 K.W. to 5 K.W. And 1 K.W. night power switched to directional.

    1956 KEX’s Barney Keep won the vote for Deejay “Mayor for a Day”, promoting the sale of Easter Seals.

    1968 Intruder with a hammer and tire iron tried to break into KEX at 11:17 P.M., shattering glass in the door.

    2000 Spartan Media, Inc. sold KGUY 1010 kHz., to Eads Broadcasting Corp. (Richard C. Eads, Vice-President).

    2007 KTRO 93.1 MHz., Talk formatted “Talk Radio Oregon”, switched to Regional Mexican as “El Rey.”

    2013 Joe Light died at age 79 in Sacramento, CA. KISN Air Personality, 1965-66. WIFE Program Director KOIL Music Director KICN, KRIZ, KCBQ.

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    MARCH 29TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1906 Quenton “Q” Cox was born in Murdock, Nebr. KQFM Owner, 1954-62. KGW AM/FM General Manager, 1946-54.

    1922 KGW broadcast a guest singer, for an in studio concert which was filmed by Portland’s “Screenland News.”

    1941 The N.A.R.B.A. Treaty (North American Region Broadcast Agreement) went into effect at 3:00 A.M.

    1941 KVAN 880 kilocycles, Vancouver, Wash., moved to 910 kilocycles with 250 watts & daytime only.

    1941 KOIN 940 kilocycles moved to 970 kilocycles with 5 K.W. daytime, 5 K.W. directional nights.

    1941 KWJJ 1040 kilocycles moved to 1080kc with 500 watts, dividing nights with KRLD Dallas. WTIC Hartford.

    1941 KEX 1160 kilocycles moved to 1190 kilocycles. and continuing with its 5,000 watts day and night.

    1941 KALE 1300 kilocycles moved to 1330 kilocycles. 5 kilowatts daytime & 5 K.W. directional nights.

    1941 KXL 1420 kilocycles moved to 1450 kilocycles and continuing with 250 watts. Sharing time with KBPS.

    1941 KBPS 1420 kilocycles moved to 1450 kilocycles and continuing with 100 watts. Sharing time with KXL.

    1998 KKSN Adult Standards “Sunny 910” switched to “Sports Radio 910, The Fan.” Sunny moved 1520 kHz.

    1998 KFXX “Sports Radio 1520, The Fan” became Adult Standards “Sunny 1520.” The Fan moved to 910 kHz.

    2003 Francis Murphy died at age 88 in Portland. The Oregonian “Behind The Mike” columnist, 1952-79.

    2004 “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on KFXX 1080 Fan, moved to “ESPN Radio” studios for syndication.

    2006 Ken DeBord died at age 79 in Rose Lodge. KKEY Program Director, 1958-59. KVAN 1955-58.

    2011 KUFO 101.1 MHz., changed its call letters to KXL-FM, continuing to simulcast KXL’s News/Talk format.

    2011 KXFD 970 kHz., changed its call letters to KUFO, continuing its Talk Radio format as “Freedom 970.”

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    MARCH 30TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1919 Chuck Bernard was born in Portland. KPOJ Production Manager, 1956-62. With KPOJ 1952-62. KATU.

    1937 Red Robinson was born in Comox, B.C., Canada. KGW Personality, 1959-60. KGW-TV, CKWX, CFUN.

    1942 KGW premiered “Homekeepers Calendar with Helen Malloy” featuring Glenn Shelley organ. 10:30 A.M.

    1946 Journal Publishing Co. sold KOIN to Field Enterprises, Inc. for $943,967. (Marshall Field, President).

    1948 M.L. Marsh was born in Noti. KINK Program Director, 1974-76. KQFM interim Program Director, 1979.

    1963 KKEY Roger Hart introduced “Paul Revere & The Raiders” (their new manager) at the “Trapedero.”

    1991 KKSN-FM 97.1 held what would later become the last “Kisn Easter Egg Hunt” at West Delta Park.

    2009 “The Lars Larson Show” on KXL 750 was picked up for syndication by “Compass Media Networks.”

    2011 KEX News/Talk format began FM simulcast on K272EL 102.3 MHz., from Mt. Scott with 99 watts.

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    MARCH 31ST. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1921 Nora Lou Martin was born in Portland. KEX produced for NBC Blue Network “Grandpappy & His Pals”, 1941-42.

    1922 7XF became KGN. Power increased from 5 watts to 100 watts. Studio & transmitter: 1556 E. Taylor St.

    1922 KQY signed on the air on 360 meters (832.7 kilocycles) with 10 watts from Stubbs Electric Co. Share time.

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

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

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

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

    1928 Jack P. “Pete” Kandel was born in Portland. KPDQ AM/FM General Manager, 1986-93. Later Vice-President.

    1949 Studio building forms were poured for the future KMCM, next to the tower at: 2163 Lafayette Ave.

    1974 Ada C. Brown sold KVAN 1480 kHz., to New Broadcasting Corp. for $150,000. (Howard R. Slobodin).

    1992 Daytona Group sold KZRC 1010 kHz., & KYXQ 105.1 MHz., to KXYQ Broadcasting Co., Inc. for $1.3 Million.

    2000 Bob McCarl died at age 77 in Portland. KXL Program Director, 1958-59 & Air Personality, 1953-59.

    2004 KPOJ Oldies “Super 62” switched to Talk Radio as “AM 620 KPOJ.” Also becoming affiliated with ABC.

    2012 KLYC affiliated with “NBC Radio” at 9:00 P.M. after “CNN Radio” ended its radio network at 8:00 P.M.

    2018 KUIK Hillsboro goes dark at midnight for about a month as new owner takes over on April 1, 2018.

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