THIS DAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY (MAY)

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  • #10961
    Craig_Adams
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    MAY 26TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1933 Frank Bonnema was born in Merrill, Iowa. KGW Personality, 1962-63. KPTV. KYXI. KTAC News Director, KREW.

    1942 George Page was born in Alameda, Calif. KBOO host of “Jazz Rap”, 1972-91. KKSN 1982-84. KATU.

    1949 Chuck Whitehead died at age 61 in Portland. KGW Hoot Owls “Grand Serenader” 1926-1929. KOIN.

    1994 KXYQ Broadcasting Company sold KXYQ & KXYQ-FM to Trumper Communications Inc. for $5.6 Million.

    #11026
    Craig_Adams
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    MAY 27TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1912 Phil Irwin was born in Portland, Ore. KGW Staff Announcer, 1944-50 & KGW-KEX 1934-44.

    1930 FRC held a hearing about KVEP’s license and on Robert G. Duncan, dubbed “The Oregon Wildcat.”

    1933 KGW debuted “All-Star Kids’ Revue.” Uncle Nate hosted. This show later known as “Stars of Tomorrow.”

    1948 KOIN “Northwest Neighbors” drama. Capt. Robert Gray’s ship “Columbia” enters the Columbia River.

    1998 American Radio Systems License Corp. sold KINK-FM 101.9 MHz., to Infinity Broadcasting Corporation.

    2008 KVMX changed calls to KXJM standing for “Jammin’ 107-5” & continuing Rhythmic Contemporary format.

    2008 KXJM changed call letters to KXTG, standing for “95-5, The Game” and continuing its Sports/Talk format.

    #11061
    Craig_Adams
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    MAY 28TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1924 KGG broadcast “Early Facts In Northwest History” hosted by Ray Conway. (Mazamas) 9:00 to 10:00 P.M.

    1926 KGW special: Amedee M. Smith, County Chairman, dedicated new Burnside Bridge, 6:45 to 7:00 P.M.

    2010 KTRO 910 kHz., changed to KKSN for the third time. This after two years. Spanish format continued.

    #11087
    Craig_Adams
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    MAY 29TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1889 Adolph F. Linden was born in Seattle, Wash. KEX Owner, 1928-29 along with KJR Seattle, KGA Spokane & KYA San Francisco.

    1896 Jeannette Cramer was born in Grants Pass. Hosted “KGW Cooking School.” Was on KGW 1923-35.

    1911 United Wireless Telegraph Co. (“PE” Portland owners) were found guilty on 4 counts in U.S. Circuit Court.

    1911 Frank E. Marrion was born Goldendale, Wash. KVAN 910 K.C. Commercial Manager, 1945 to 1946.

    1918 Jack Hurd was born in Helena, MT. KKEY Talk Personality, 1971-77. KGAR 1970. KLIQ AM/FM 1967-69.

    1930 FRC denied KVEP license renewal. “The Oregon Wildcat” had uttered obscene language on the air.

    1934 KBPS 1420 kilocycles, signed off the air for Summer Vacation. KXL 1420 kilocycles would fill-in the void.

    1960 KEX AM/FM moved studios from “Radio Center” to 2130 S.W. 5th Ave. Roger Ferrier was first Disc Jockey.

    1969 Alaric H. “Rickey” Bras died at age 79 in Centralia, WA. KVAN Program Director & Music Director, 1948-51.

    1977 “NBC News & Information Service” ended nationally and on Portland affiliate KYXI 1520 Oregon City.

    1995 KMUZ 1230 kHz., Gresham, Soft A.C., switched to Regional Mexican “Radio Fiesta” via KWBY Woodburn.

    #11118
    Craig_Adams
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    MAY 30TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1903 Harry H. Buckendahl was born in Chicago, IL. KOIN AM/FM Vice-President & General Manager, 1944-52 & 1960-68.

    1908 Mel Blanc was born in San Francisco, CA. KEX Star, 1933-35. KGW “Hoot Owls”, 1927-32. CBS 1946-47.

    1924 KFOH 283 meters (1059.3 kilocycles) “The Radio Bungalow” signed off the air at 10:00 P.M. forever.

    1930 KVEP went dark. The FRC had denied license renewal. KUJ Longview share-time was also not honored.

    1948 KGW was knocked off the air at 5:20 P.M. after losing one of two towers during the Vanport Flood.

    1950 Leland E. “Lee” Davis died at age 54 in Portland. KWJJ Announcer and Sales Accountant, 1931-40.

    1951 The Real Ron O’Neil died at age 63 in Newberg. KISN Personality, 1973. KPOI 1980-81. KGMZ-FM 97-08.

    1952 Walter C. Evans died at age 53 in Baltimore, MD. Was current KEX & KEX-FM President, 1947-52.

    1958 Willis M. “Bill” Ross died at age 48 in Salem. KALE Program Director, 1946-47. KOIN, KGW-KEX, KSLM.

    1980 Norjud Broadcasting (Norm Aldred) sold KCYX to Radio 1260, Inc. for $475,000. (Deane Johnson).

    2003 Pacific Northwest Broadcasting Corp. sold KMUZ 1230 kHz., Gresham to Bustos Media for $1,130,000.

    #11120
    semoochie
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    “1951 The Real Ron O’Neil died at age 63 in Newberg. KISN Personality, 1973. KPOI 1980-81. KGMZ-FM 97-08.” What did you mean to say, Craig?

    #11125
    Craig_Adams
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    What do you mean?

    #11126
    semoochie
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    According to your post, he died 22 years before his first radio credit and 57 years before the last.

    #11140
    Craig_Adams
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    Thought you were alluding to The Real Don Steele also on KISN. Corrected to…

    May 30, 1951 The Real Ron O’Neil was born in Newberg. KISN Personality, 1973. KPOI 1980-81. KGMZ-FM 1997-08.

    #11148
    semoochie
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    I’m guessing that he died within the last year at the age of 63. I can see how information gets twisted occasionally.

    #11149
    Craig_Adams
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    And Ron was born in Newberg and died in Newberg.

    #11150
    Craig_Adams
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    MAY 31ST. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1907 Bart Woodyard was born in Bluefield, WV. KGW-KEX Orchestra Leader, 1934-35. Owner of “Bart’s Wharf.”

    1923 KGN signed off the air. Charles Austin sold KGN to Eric H. Chambers, becoming KFOH, in March 1924.

    1924 KGG signed off the air. Joe Hallock & Cliff Watson would be quarter owners of the original KOIN in 1926.

    1935 KBPS became Portland’s first station to use a short-wave remote unit between a ball park and a studio.

    1948 KXL 750 kilocycles began 24 hour operation, broadcasting emergency information during Vanport Flood.

    1948 KEX debuted “Early Bird Time” weekday mornings. Bob Amsberry’s first KEX program. 6:00am to 6:30am.

    1968 KISN Good Guys Fun Festival at Memorial Coliseum. Concerts and over 50 exhibits, running for ten days.

    1992 Paul F. Mathew died at age 74 in Gresham. KEX Chief Engineer, 1971-1984. Joining the staff in 1957.

    #11151
    semoochie
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    “1968 KISN Good Guys Fun Festival at Memorial Coliseum. Concerts and over 50 exhibits, running for ten days.” This replaced the annual “Teen-age Fair”. Did they discontinue the latter or just change the name for one with a local tie-in?

    #11152
    Craig_Adams
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    They changed the name, that’s all I know.

    #11153
    semoochie
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    According to a comment in Facebook, The Teen-age Fair began in 1961 and in 1969, changed its name to “Pop Expo”.

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