THIS DAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY (MARCH)

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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 went dark at midnight after loss of its transmitter site and unlikely to return to the air.

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