THIS DAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY (MAY)

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  • #10684
    semoochie
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    “1923 Leo Erickson was born in North Dakota. KYTE/KLLB Chief Engineer, 1980-83. KGAR Chief Engineer, 1963-64.” Bill Howlitt was engineering on weekends at KKEY. When he died, he was replaced by Leo Erickson who also died shortly thereafter. Both of these gentlemen were about my age now.

    #10704
    Craig_Adams
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    MAY 16TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1923 Pete Wheeler (Howard W. Pierson) was born in Dunsmuir, Calif. KLIQ Talk Show Host, 1967-1972.

    1944 Ben E. Titus committed suicide at age 46 with .22 rifle in Portland. KGW-KEX news writer, 1943-44.

    1952 KXL 750 kilocycles was informed by the FCC to discontinue night operation. WSB about to begin 24 hours.

    1952 LBS-The Liberty Broadcasting System, folded. KGON 1230 K.C. & KMCM 1260 K.C. went independent.

    1973 KPOJ Inc. sold KPOK & KPOK-FM to Tracy Broadcasting Co. for $1,050,000 (Dick Stevens, President).

    1990 KCYX 1260 kilohertz, McMinnville, Oregon went dark for a month and a half.

    2006 KZNY Mexican Oldies changed call letters to KSZN switching format to Spanish Sports “ESPN Desportes.”

    2008 KLVP 88.7 MHz., “K-Love” changed community of license from Cherryville, Oregon to Sandy, Oregon.

    #10705
    semoochie
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    “2008 KLVP 88.7 MHz., “K-Love” changed community of license from Cherryville, Oregon to Sandy, Oregon.” A very unusual situation: I always thought it was odd that Cherryville would be chosen as a community of license. It’s really just a road with that name and not a real place. When EMF applied to change the COL to Sandy, they stated that the reason was because and I quote, “Cherryville isn’t a real place.”!

    #10722
    Craig_Adams
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    Yet EMF used Cherryville initially to throw off competing applications because few outside of Oregon knew the location.

    #10723
    Craig_Adams
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    MAY 17TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1907 John C. Emmel was born in Naperville, Ills. KWJJ Musical Director, 1948-51. KALE Musical Director, 1944-45.

    1923 Ted Yaw was born in Winlock, WA. KXL Announcer, 1948-52. (relation of the Yaw’s family restaurant fame).

    1976 KQIV passed into receivership under (attorney) John W. Kendall, who represented many stations.

    1990 Rev. Dr. John G. Mitchell died at age 97 in Portland. KPDQ host of “Know Your Bible” 1966. KWJJ.

    1997 Fred Von Hofen died at age 75 in Bellevue, WA. KGW Station Manager, 1958-59. KBBX President.

    2001 FCC fined KBOO $7,000. for violating the indecency rule on “Soundbox.” This was rescinded on 2-20-03.

    2009 George Anthony died at age 82 in Portland. KXL Program Director, 1952-53. KXLY P.D. & Station Manager.

    #10734
    Craig_Adams
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    MAY 18TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1925 KFJR signed on the air on 263 meters (1139.8 kilocycles) at 9:00 P.M. with 5 watts. Studios in the Ashley Dixon Garage.

    1957 Donald W. “Don” Green, Jr. died at age 41 in Portland. KGW-KEX Announcer, 1940-44. KGW 1944-48. KPFM 1950.

    1957 KPAM & KPFM began regular stereophonic broadcasts at 10:00 A.M. Nine hours were presented weekly.

    1960 Ted R. Gamble died at age 54 in San Francisco, California. KOIN AM/FM/TV President, 1953-1960.

    1978 Michael J. “Mike” Frey died at age 79 in Portland. KGW & KGW-FM General Manager, 1946 to 1951.

    1980 KARO granted “Special Temporary Authority” to transmit nights from daytime site. (Mt. St. Helens erupts).

    1988 Fort Vancouver Broadcasting Corp. (KKSN AM & FM) attended a Hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

    1991 KBBT Easy Listening formatted “Easy 970”, transformed into Alternative Rock, as “970, The Beat.”

    #10772
    Craig_Adams
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    MAY 19TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1906 Leon Drews was born in Portland. KOIN Organist, 1935 to 1940. KALE 1941. KPRO, KFI, KHFS 1956.

    1930 Robert G. Duncan “The Oregon Wildcat” was arrested for “electioneering” on Election Day on KVEP.

    1941 Vern H. Haybarker died in Portland. KGW original Chief Engineer, 1922-33. Oregonian Electrical Engineer.

    1984 Stinson 1948 airplane with a family of 4, hit the KYTE & KOIN-TV guy wires, crashing and killing the family.

    1997 Forrest Berg died at age 96 in Portland. KGW Hoot Owls “Grand Squeak”, 1929-30. Son of Charles F. Berg.

    2010 Bob Liddle died at age 88 in Seattle, WA. KEX Personality, 1959-61. KXL 1956-59. KIXI News Director.

    #10826
    Craig_Adams
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    MAY 20TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1942 Roy C. Hunt died in Riverside, CA. KOIN & KALE Vice-President & General Manager, 1929-42. KXL Vice-President & General Manager, 1927-29.

    1942 Bob Swanson was born in Bend. KEX Music Director, 1974-94 & Personality, 1967-94. KIDO Music Director, KING.

    1956 KPAM/KPFM was first in the Northwest to install “transistors” for a noise-free signal in Hi-Fidelity.

    1973 KQIV Free Concert at Mt. Tabor Park featuring Portland rock group Brown Sugar. 5,000 fans attended.

    1996 Henry Broadcasting Co. (Charlton H. Buckley) sold KBBT & KUFO (FM) to American Radio Systems.

    2000 Jesse E. Leonard died at age 85 in Portland. KEX News Director, 1955-56 & Production Manager, 1951-52.

    #10864
    Craig_Adams
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    MAY 21ST. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1902 Samuel “Sam” Herrick was born in Williamsport, PA. KGW co-star on “Covered Wagon Days”, 1932-35.

    1923 Bob Hinz was born in Corvallis. KOAP-FM Director of Operations, 1974-84 & Program Director, 1967-69.

    1928 KFEC moved its transmitter from the “Meier & Frank” building to the Meier & Frank Delivery Depot building.

    1930 The Chamber of Commerce wrote to the FRC to stop KVEP from broadcasting “offensive utterances.”

    1955 KEX radio personality Moon Mullins was Grand Marshal of the Parkrose “Fun-O-Rama” parade.

    1982 Brownlow, Brownlow & Ward sold KOHI St. Helens to Volcano Broadcasting for $150,000 (Forrest Smith).

    #10893
    Craig_Adams
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    MAY 22ND. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1933 Ted Rogers was born in Chicago, IL. KPDQ AM/FM Operations Manager, 1988-93. KYTE 1984-87. KEX Music Director.

    1982 Fred Clyde died at age 71 in Beaverton. KPOJ AM/FM morning Personality on “Jones & Clyde” 1967.

    1992 “The Oregonian” printed its last “Behind The Mike” column (by Peter Farrell) after 62 years. 1930.

    1994 Don Craig died at age 54 in Stayton. KLIQ & KLIQ-FM General Manager, 1971-72. KASH General Manager.

    2001 Jay W. Wright died at age 92 in Seattle, WA. KGW AM & TV Director of Engineering, 1961-1964.

    2011 Ray Ramsey died at age 87 on Mercer Island, WA. KEX Air Personality, 1962 to 1964. KOL, KREM.

    #10895
    semoochie
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    “1933 Ted Rogers was born in Chicago, IL. KPDQ AM/FM Operations Manager, 1988-93. KYTE 1984-87. KEX Music Director.” Ted Rogers was a fixture at KPOJ/KPOK/KUPL for a very long time.

    #10903
    MarkAndrews
    Participant

    …and that’s where I crossed paths with him, at KUPL in 1978. A wonderful person…

    #10917
    Craig_Adams
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    MAY 23RD. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1904 James M. Morris was born in Corvallis. KOAP-FM & KOAP-TV Director of Educational Radio & TV, 1961-63.

    1938 KEX broadcast the last episode of the 5 1/2 year old “Homicide Squad” 9:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. on Monday.

    1959 KRRC 89.3 M.C., became the first station in the Northwest to broadcast a Spanish language program.

    1960 Rudy Lachenmeier died at age 39 in Portland. KGW Sports Director, 1950-53, KXL Sports Director, 1942-48.

    1973 Gary Hamilton died at age 35 of burns in Portland. KMCM Program Director, 1961-62 & News Director, 1962-64.

    1983 George E. Bruns died at age 68 in Portland. KEX Musical Director, 1946-49. KOIN Asst. Music Director. Later Disney Music Director.

    1984 Donald H. “Don” McGannon died at age 63 in Chester, Conn. KEX & KEX-FM President, 1955 to 1962.

    1995 WPHG710 signed on the air on 530 kHz., with 10 watts of power near Portland International Airport.

    #10936
    Craig_Adams
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    MAY 24TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1956 John H. Fitzgibbon sold his 50% of Clackamas Broadcasters, Inc. KGON to Robert J. Hartke for $25,454.

    1966 KOAP-FM 91.5 MHz., moved its offices from the DCE Building to The Northwestern, Inc., Building.

    1973 Ada Brown appeared before the FCC to present arguments on the KVAN license, owned by Cathryn Murphy.

    1976 U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the FCC decision denying KISN & Star Station license renewals.

    2010 KCMD “Freedom 970” changed its calls to KXFD standing for FreeDom and continuing Talk format.

    #10948
    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    MAY 25TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1915 Sammy Taylor was born in Toronto, KS. KWJJ Program Director, 1965-77 & Music Director, 1965-74. KGON, KPDQ, KEX, KGW. KALE.

    1920 James L. “Jim” Hamstreet was born in Sheridan, Wyoming. KGMG General Manager, 1962 to 1963.

    1927 KXL 770 kilocycles, broadcasting with 250 watts of power day & night, was reduced to 50 watts.

    1927 KEX 1240 kilocycles, broadcasting with 5,000 watts, reduced to 2,5 K.W. on it’s 20 K.W. transmitter.

    1937 KEX debuted “Songs At Eventide” at 9:00 P.M., with Glenn Shelley, Frances Pozzi & Robert Hamlin.

    1979 Oliver L. Withers sold KWRC to KWRC, Inc. (Byron M. Stephenson, President & General Manager).

    2002 Bob Anderson died at age 83 in Portland. “Scandinavian Hour” 55 Year host on KXYQ, KKEY, KGON, KPOJ, KPDQ, KGW, KWJJ, KXL.

    2007 Mark Marshall died at age 46 in Salem. KLYC Vice-Pres. of Programming, 1997-1998. KOTK/KWJJ, KXL.

    2011 KXL 750 kHz., “NewsRadio 101FM KXL” simulcast end, switched to “SportsRadio 750AM The Game.”

    2011 KXTG 95.5 MHz., “SportsRadio 95.5, The Game” switched to Hot A.C. as “The New Live 95-5” at 5:00 P.M.

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