THIS DAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY (NOVEMBER)

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    Craig_Adams
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    NOVEMBER 27TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1921 7YG, 7XF and sister station presented Oregon’s first multi-station broadcast and first live concert cast.

    1928 FRC notified KGW and 24 other stations to correct deviations off frequency, or be suspended for 60 days.

    1931 KXL reported testing its new Western Electric 12A transmitter with announcer Little Mary Z (Zorovitch).

    1935 KOIN started the yearly “Toyland Express” children show with Art Kirkham as Santa Claus at 4:45 P.M.

    1936 KEX broadcast the “Fairy Tale Parade” 10:30 to 11:30 A.M., heralding Santa Claus’ arrival in Portland.

    1939 KALE 1300 kilocycles, was Portland’s only station carrying “The Cinnamon Bear” in its third broadcast year.

    1947 KEX 1190 K.C., & Portland Public Schools presented “Thanksgiving Festival” by Hi-Y sponsorship. 10:30 A.M.

    1947 KOIN 970 K.C., “Northwest Neighbors” Thanksgiving Special. How Australia and the South Pacific celebrate.

    1964 KISN Carol Tree at Cedar Hills Shopping Center Dick Sainte, Tiger Tom Murphy & Frank Benny lit the tree.

    1987 Rev. Kenneth Haystead died at age 71 in Ventura, Calif. KPDQ AM/FM host of “Peace For Today” 1963.

    2015 KDZR 1640 kHz., “Radio Disney Portland” ended the format and the station signed off the air until 12-4-15.

    Nov 27, 2015 Bill Johnson died at age 71 in ????????? KXL Sports Director, 1975-87. KUPL, KPDQ, KUIK, KGAR.

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    Craig_Adams
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    NOVEMBER 28TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1904 William N. Mahon was born in Manila, Philippines. KEX Station Manager & Program Director, 1926-27. KGW 1922-26.

    1929 KGW “National Security League Thanksgiving Day Talk” with Colonel William Brown at 12:45 P.M.

    1933 KGW transcontinental broadcast Verdi’s La Traviata, 1:30 P.M. over NBC Orange & Red chains, live from M&F Auditorium.

    1934 Bob Dye was born in Huntington. KKEY Talk Host, 1977-79. KLIQ 1980. KYXI 1976. KSRV Program Director, 1959-62.

    1935 KFJR began M&F’s “Santa Claus” program, weekdays 5:00 to 5:30 P.M. with Santa, Tinker Bell & Tinker Toy.

    1935 KOIN 940 K.C. presented its 5th annual “Toyland Express” program from 4:45 to 5:00 P.M. weekdays.

    1944 The Oregonian Publishing Co. sold KEX 1190 K.C. to Westinghouse Radio Stations, Inc. for $400,000.

    1952 KPOJ’s Scappoose Joe (Harley Youngblood) was Grand Marshal of “The Fairy Tale Parade” at 10:00 A.M.

    1958 Evelyn Sibley Lampman was Grand Marshal of “The Fairy Tale Parade” Author “Of Mikes & Men.”

    1959 KISN moved studios from Vancouver to Portland and “The kisn Corner” was born at 10 N.W. 10th Ave.

    2003 KBPS 1450 kHz., began broadcasting its signal in stereo, utilizing a new Nautel ND-1 transmitter.

    2005 KKCW “K103” presented for the first time, the Portland radio classic “The Cinnamon Bear” 7:00 P.M.

    2014 KISN-LP C.P. for 95.1 MHz. with 1.8 watts from Mt. Scott. Licensed to Western Oregon Radio Club, Inc.

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    NOVEMBER 29TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1927 KGW began the 2nd annual “Meier & Frank Santa Claus” program weekdays from 7:00 to 7:30 P.M.

    1928 KTBR broadcast Japan programs live via KFJI Astoria, via over the air pickup from Japan, 2:00 to 4:00 A.M.

    1928 KGW presented “Portland’s first Thanksgiving.” Musical of the Wright Family’s observance, 5:00 to 6:00 P.M.

    1933 KEX debuted Mel Blanc’s Xmas show? “Hi-De-Ho-Ho” 9:00-9:15 P.M. Monday, Wednesday & Friday’s.

    1934 KOIN’s 4th annual “Toyland Express” began with Santa weekdays. Lipman’s sponsored. 4:45 to 5:00 P.M.

    1935 KEX became the first station to broadcast the 7th annual “Fairy Tale Parade.” 10:45 to 11:00 A.M.

    1939 KEX 1180 K.C. moved to 1160 K.C., to prevent KOB from interfering. WOWO 1160 K.C., would not interfere.

    1948 KEX & KEX-FM were first to simulcast “The Cinnamon Bear” at 4:45 P.M. and first to broadcast it on FM.

    1957 KGW’s Heck Harper was Grand Marshal of “The Fairy Tale Parade” & KOIN’s Art Kirkham “Santa.”

    1967 KKEY 1150 kHz. Vancouver, Wash. was authorized to change city of license to Portland, Oregon.

    1968 Aaron M. “Bud” Frank died at age 76 in Portland. KFEC Station Manager, 1922-29 and M&F Co. President.

    1977 Allen E. Hoffard died at age 45 in Washington, D.C. KFGR/KRWC Program Director, 1953-54. News Director, 1951-55.

    1989 Konnie G. Worth died at age 80 in Portland. KGW host “To The Ladies”, 1954-56. KGW-TV host “Telescope.”

    2011 KRRC 97.9 MHz., license and call letters were deleted by the FCC, as requested by Reed Institute.

    2014 The Real Ron O’Neil died at age 63 in Newberg. KISN Air Personality, 1973. KPOI 1980-81. KGMZ-FM 1997-08.

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    NOVEMBER 30TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1907 George McGowan was born in Portland. KEX News Director, 1956-57. News Editor, 1958-59. Co-News Director, 1959.

    1912 Wireless station “PSN” began operation from the YMCA building, at: 195 Sixth St. (later: 831 S.W. 6th Ave.)

    1934 KGW 620 K.C., presented “Christmas Suggestions.” Sponsored by Meier & Frank at 7:30 to 7:45 P.M.

    1941 KEX began broadcasting for the first time “The Cinnamon Bear” sponsored by Lipman’s at 6:00 P.M.

    1950 Osmond “O.B.” Stubbs died at age 87 in Portland. KQY Broadcast Pioneer & founder, 1922-23.

    1953 KGW broadcast “Hostess House Party.” Ornament Annual: Making Christmas decorations. 10:00 to 10:15 A.M.

    1965 KGW announced installation of its new 70-foot news flash beacon on top of the KGW Broadcast Center.

    1974 Gerald E. “Jerry” Speerstra died at age 63 in Portland. KWJJ Program Director, 1952-65. Sales Manager, 1949-52.

    1987 KXL re-affiliated with the Mutual Broadcasting System & dropped the ABC Talk Radio Network.

    1998 Alexander Broadcasting sold KXL & KXL-FM to Rose City Radio Corp. for $55 Million (Paul G. Allen).

    2004 KPOJ 620 kHz., with 5 K.W. directional nights increased power to 25 K.W. day & 10 K.W. nights. Directional all hours.

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    Tried to post the December new thread for “The Day In Radio History” but the website didn’t post it. The website didn’t say there was a problem, it just disappeared.

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