THIS DAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY (OCTOBER)

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  • #39746

    semoochie
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    “1962 KISN 910 K.C., KOIN 970 K.C., & KWJJ 1080 K.C., all lost one of their towers during Columbus Day Storm.” KISN and KWJJ were still located at Smith Lake in North Portland. They would not move out to near Marine Drive until the mid-60s.

    #39769

    Craig_Adams
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    OCTOBER 14TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1922 M & F’s KFEC began testing its transmitter on 360 meters (832.7 K.C.) from atop Meier & Frank building.

    1924 Bob Blackburn was born in Los Angeles, CA. KEX Sports Director, 1953-58 & 1962-67. KPOJ, KXL, KWJJ, KGW.

    1927 KGW “Hoot Owls” show. Guest “Victor” recording artist Eddie Peabody, King of The Banjo. 10:30 P.M.

    1950 All Portland Radio Stations observed one minute of silence at 10:30 A.M. on tragic death of Phil Irwin.

    1964 Danny Kaye and Les Smith purchased Frank Sinatra’s, KXL shares for $700,000 in a reorganization.

    1986 Clare Hays died at age 86 in Portland. KOIN 1942-48. Hosted “War-Time Women” & “Problem Clinic.”

    2004 KGON(FM) was granted S.T.A. (Special Temporary Authority) for H.D. operation with 1 K.W. power.

    #39792

    Craig_Adams
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    OCTOBER 15TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1907 Ruth Holmes was born in Canestil, N.Y. KEX Actress in the drama serial “On The Oregon Trail” 1936.

    1925 2nd annual “Portland Radio Show” opened for three days at the Multnomah Hotel. KTBR & KFJR were live.

    1929 KCY, Portland’s first weather station, signed on air on 327 K.C., with studio & transmitter on Fisher Road.

    1970 “Ron Bailie School of Broadcast” opened a Portland school at the old KGAR studios at: 949 S.W. Oak St.

    1973 Don Kneass died at age 61 in Portland. KPAM-FM News Director, 1964-65. KWJJ News Director, 1956-63. KGW 1945-52.

    1977 KPAM “FM 97” & “AM 14” became “The Soundship K-Pam.” In a contest, you could win your own Droid.

    1984 Bill Howlett died at age 61 in Gresham. KISN News Director, 1961-63 & Night News Editor, 1963-76. KVAN 1955-59.

    1995 Heritage Media Corp. sold KYXQ 1010 kHz., to Spartian Media, Inc. for $200,000. (Ivan K. Kafoury).

    1996 KBBT Modern A.C. “970, The Beat” changed its call letters to KUPL and format as “Straight Country 970.”

    2009 The book “Pioneer Mikes, A History of Radio And Television In Oregon” by Ronald Kramer was released.

    #39818

    Craig_Adams
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    OCTOBER 16TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1909 “New Perkins” became Portland’s first hotel equipped with a wireless telegraph station for guests at 422 S.W. 5th Ave.

    1925 KGW’s “Hoot Owls” broadcast its show with a live audience from “The Portland Radio Exposition.”

    1941 KBPS “The Recreation Hour” show. Halloween party ideas, decorations & novelty favors, heard at: 12:30 P.M.

    1960 KPAM & KPFM held an open house, plus a reception for their newly remodeled Sentinel Hill studios.

    1968 KISN Corner studios were part of a drive by shooting. Two .22 caliber shots hit “The Window On The World.”

    1970 KOIN broadcast the opening game for the new “Portland Trail Blazers.” Bill Schonely did the play-by-play.

    1988 KKUL 1410 kHz., with its “Cool Jazz” format went dark for about three months. Returning as KBNP.

    2006 Mike Phillips died at age 64 in Portland. KGW Program Director, 1975-79. KISN Personality, 1960-62.

    #39842

    Craig_Adams
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    OCTOBER 17TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1901 Irwin S. Adams was born in Pomeroy, WA. KGON-1520 K.C. Co-owner, 1956-64. KGON-1230 K.C. General Manager, 1949-56.

    1910 Ted W. Cooke was born in Portland. KOIN Program Director, 1947-52. KALE Program Director, 1934-36. KOIN-TV Program Director.

    1938 KEX “Oregonian Home Institute” show, presented novel ways for fun Halloween parties at: 10:45 A.M.

    1966 Paul Oscar Anderson in a civil action, claimed he was fired for refusing to slant KISN News.

    1997 KPAM 860 kHz Troutdale, signed on air with 50 K.W. daytime, 5 K.W. directional nights. Harris transmitter.

    #39844

    semoochie
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    “1966 Paul Oscar Anderson in a civil action, claimed he was fired for refusing to slant KISN News.” I thought he was fired because he showed up the next morning on air at KGAR, the station across the street or was that another time?

    #39848

    Andy Brown
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    He should have been sued for stealing 2/3 of Herb Oscar Anderson’s name.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/01/nyregion/herb-oscar-anderson-obituary-wabc-disc-jockey-dead.html

    #39867

    Craig_Adams
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    OCTOBER 18TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1893 Philip L. “Phil” Jackson was born in Portland. KALE/KPOJ & KPOJ-FM President, 1944-53.

    1910 Harry C. McLain was born in Inkster, N.D. KPOJ & KPOJ-FM Commercial Manager, 1951-52.

    1928 Douglas “Doug” Ducklow was born in Seattle, WA. KPAM & KPFM Program Director, 1953-55.

    1931 KEX 1180 K.C., carried the inaugural of the new NBC Pacific Gold Network at 8:00 A.M. from New York City.

    1955 KXL Broadcasters sold KXL 750 K.C., to Mt. Rainier Radio & Television Broadcasting Corp. for $450,000.

    1961 KPAM/KPFM joined the 17 station, non-interconnected “QXR Classical Network” based at WQXR N.Y.C.

    1966 KISN slanted news charge not substantiated by the preponderance of evidence” in circuit court.

    1991 94 Country, Inc. (Cliff A. Zauner) sold KWBY to 94 Country, Inc. (Donald D. “Don” Coss) for $300,000.

    1994 KXL-FM “Star 95.5” Superstars of the 80’s & 90’s, changed its format to “FM 95.5. Best of the 70’s.”

    #39870

    semoochie
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    “1966 KISN slanted news charge not substantiated by the preponderance of evidenceā€ in circuit court.” I was thinking that was what finally brought them down. Was that a later charge?

    #39872

    Craig_Adams
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    Yes.

    #39881

    Craig_Adams
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    OCTOBER 19TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1901 Neeland C. Ashla was born in La Crosse, WI. Built & operated Meier & Frank’s KFEC in 1922 & his telegraph station 7EY.

    1907 Bob Thomlinson was born in Lime, Ore. KGW-KEX Chief Announcer, 1930-41 & KGW 1945-51.

    1922 KFEC signed on the air on 360 meters (832.7 kilocycles) with 50 watts from its Meier & Frank bldg. studio.

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

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

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

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

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

    1930 Dick Bogle was born in Portland. KEX “Minority View” Host, 1972-77. KMHD 2007-09. KATU News Anchor.

    1932 KXL 1420 K.C., first to broadcast the audio portion of Meier & Frank’s closed circuit TV spectacle.

    1951 Rusty Kimball was born in El Dorado, Kan. KINK Air Personality, 1981-83. KKCW 1984. KKRH 1995.

    1964 KPAM/KPFM’s Classical format switched to “Middle of The Road” music and listeners were incensed!

    #39890

    Craig_Adams
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    OCTOBER 20TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1902 Percy B. Crawford was born in Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada. KGGG 1570 K.C., Forest Grove owner, 1960.

    1919 Les Smith was born in New York, N.Y. KXL AM/FM Owner, 1981-98 & Co-Owner, 1964-81. KXL Co-Owner, 1955-58.

    1922 KGW last programs on 360 meters. Then came a month shutdown for a new transmitter & remodeled studios.

    1930 Daniel H. “Dan” Quimby died at age 39 in Portland. KOIN Dramatic Reader & Announcer, 1926-27.

    1932 KEX debuted the program “Circus Court of The Air” featuring a real judge and real lawyers. 10:00 P.M.

    1941 KXL 750 K.C., began night broadcasts after sign off at 5:30 P.M. Sign on 11:05 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. sign off.

    1954 King Broadcasting Company & associates sold KGW-FM to its manager, Quenton H. Cox for $3,750.

    1977 Gordon D. Orput died at age 71 in Wilsonville. KGW President, 1953-56 & KGW-FM President, 1953-54.

    1993 Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Co. sold KUPL AM/FM to BayCom Partners of San Francisco for $23 Million.

    1997 KLVP 1040 kHz., changed its calls to KSKD for 63 days before returning as KLVP. K-Love was storing the call letters.

    2001 Billy Sandiford died at age 92 in Bellevue, WA. KOIN Staff Announcer, 1933-36. KAST Assistant General Manager, 1936-37.

    2013 KLVP 88.7 MHz., Sandy, Contemporary Christian “K-Love” switched to Alternative Christian as “Air1.”

    #39896

    Craig_Adams
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    OCTOBER 21ST. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1941 KVAN 910 K.C., increased power from 250 to 500 watts. KVAN Vancouver was a daytime station.

    1958 KGON 1520 K.C., & KPTV became the 2nd Portland stations to simulcast in stereo. (The George Gobel Show)

    1984 Lawrence F. “Larry” Curran died at age 51 in Portland. KYMN News Director, 1964-65. KYXI, KGON.

    2004 KGON-HD1 on 92.3-1 became Oregon’s first station to broadcast a signal in Digital IBOC full-time.

    2016 K248DD on 97.5 MHz. signed on the air rebroadcasting KKPZ 1330 kHz. “The Truth” Christian Format.

    #39906

    Craig_Adams
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    OCTOBER 22ND. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1880 Ernest B. MacNaughton was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. KGW & KGW-FM President, 1947-51.

    1922 KGG 360 meters (832.7 kilocycles) became one of the first Portland stations to use a slogan: “The Rose City.”

    1942 KBPS “The Recreation Hour” show. Edna Kennedy on planning various Halloween parties. 12:00 P.M.

    1948 George Cowan was born in San Diego, CA. KGAR 1970’s Personality. KOIN-TV Technician for 25 years.

    1954 KRTV began erecting their Jackson Bottom tower. Hillsboro’s new 1360 K.C., station began in 7 days.

    1960 KPFM 97.1 MHz., began operating with its newly installed Western Electric 506B, 10 K.W. transmitter.

    1981 KGON 92.3 MHz., simulcast with KOIN-TV channel 6, the one hour special “Quarterflash In Concert.”

    1982 Mr. Rene M. Bozarth died at age 58 in Palm Desert, CA. KWJJ/KPRA/KWJJ-FM Program Director, 1948-49.

    1990 KMJK-FM “Classic Hits 106.7” switched its format to “Mix 106, The Best Mix of the 70s, 80s & 90s.”

    1990 KMJK 1550 kHz., Vancouver, simulcast of KMJK-FM “Classic Hits 106.7” switched format to “Mix 106.”

    #39912

    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    OCTOBER 23RD. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1924 KGW 492 meters (609.3 kc) broadcast President, Calvin Coolidge speech & from the KGW truck loudspeaker.

    1931 Paul Oscar Anderson was born in Knoxville, TN. KPAM/KPFM Personality, 1966-67. KISN 1963 & 1966.

    1931 KGW 620 K.C. began a series of phonograph record tests from 4:00 A.M. to 6:30 A.M. with DJ, Mel Blanc.

    1961 KPAM-FM, KOIN & KPOJ debuted PP&L’s five minute Nelson Olmsted “Stories of Pacific Powerland.”

    1954 Steve Lindsley was born in Vernonia. KEX Anchor, 2004-10 & 1997-00. KPAM Anchor, 2000-01. KXL 1990.

    1964 KVAN 1480 K.C. was sued by UPI (United Press International) for non-payment of fees totaling $1,132.44.

    1972 KPDQ-FM announced it would be one of the first FM’s in the Northwest to be carried on a FM translator.

    2002 Mr. Carol A. Saling died at age 85 in Portland. KPOJ & KPOJ-FM Chief Engineer, 1951-52.

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