This Day in Portland Radio History (October) (Archive Edition)

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  • #42900

    semoochie
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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.

    #42911

    semoochie
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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.

    #42929

    semoochie
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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.”

    #42955

    paulwalker
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    Did I miss something? Is Craig Adams not posting anymore?

    Sorry if I have not kept up to date here…

    #42956

    semoochie
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    The last we heard from Craig, he was having computer problems, but it’s been several months. As a public service, I will continue to post his old reports until I hear otherwise.

    #42957

    semoochie
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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!

    #42972

    semoochie
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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.”

    #42988

    semoochie
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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.

    #43002

    semoochie
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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.”

    #43021

    semoochie
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    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.

    #43028

    semoochie
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    OCTOBER 24TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1922 KYG signed off the air. Sold to Stubbs Electric, then sold to Benson Polytechnic School, becoming KFIF.

    1924 KGW “Hoot Owls” program began rebroadcasting on KFRC San Francisco and CFAC Calgary, Canada.

    1932 KOIN debuted “This & That with Art Kirkham.” Human interest stories, travel, philosophy and music.

    1939 KXL 1420 K.C., increased its night power from 100 watts to 250 watts, matching its daytime power.

    1945 KBPS “The Recreation Hour” program. Halloween party hints, giving and suitable games. 12:15 P.M.

    1979 New Broadcasting Corp. sold KVAN 1480 KHz., Vancouver to Patten Communications Corp. for $967,725.

    1988 Clyde Hamstreet, Trustee-In-Bankruptcy, sold KKSN AM & FM to Heritage Media Corp. $5.9 Million.

    1991 Richard R. “Dick” Levy died at age 82 in Portland. KXL AM/FM Commercial Manager, 1959-69. KVAN.

    1993 Stuart L. Hannon died at age 81 in Craven, North Carolina. KXL Program Director, 1940-41. KEX.

    2009 KUFO 101.1 MHz., Active Rock, began stunting at 7:00 P.M. Alien: “Countdown to mothership re-fueling time.”

    2012 Les Smith died at 93 in Seattle, WA. KXL AM/FM Owner 1981-98, Co-Owner 1964-81. KXL Co-Owner 1955-58.

    #43047

    semoochie
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    OCTOBER 25TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1925 Emmett Bernards was born in North Plains. KGW Studio Engineer in the mid 1940’s to mid 1970’s. KINK.

    1928 KEX gained a head start on the Holiday season, presenting its “Santa Claus” program, 6:00 to 6:30 P.M.

    1929 KGW “Hoot Owls” held their Halloween Party “live” from “Fox Broadway Theatre.” 11:00 P.M. to midnight.

    1930 David S. “Dave” Strauss was born in Portland. KEX Promotions Manager, 1956-57. KGW Promo. Manager, 1956.

    1955 Roger L. Curtis was born in Bend, Oreg. KBNP Operations Manager and Program Director, 2004-05.

    1961 KEX 1190 announced plans to donate KEX-FM 92.3 MHz., to the State of Oregon, owners of KOAP-TV.

    1964 KPOJ & KPOJ-FM re-affiliated with the Mutual Broadcasting System after 5 1/2 years as an independent.

    1972 KEX “Monsters You Have Known & Loved.” An Evening with Boris Karloff and movie excerpts. 11:00 P.M.

    1993 KVAN 1550 kHz., Vancouver, Wash., returned to the air as a 24 hour News station. “Clark County’s K-Van.”

    2014 Richard H. McLaughlin died at age 90 in Portland. KUIK Sales Manager, 1955-56. KOIN-TV.

    #43061

    semoochie
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    OCTOBER 26TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1894 Roy Cornelius was born in Wayland, Missouri. KVAN host of “The Advice Man of The Air” 1948-49.

    1912 Isabel Errington was born in Portland. KGW actress: “Homicide Squad” and “On The Oregon Trail” 1936.

    1921 Ted Hallock was born in Los Angeles, CA. KPOJ AM/FM Program Director, 1951-53. KUGN Program Dir., KKUL, KGW.

    1953 KXL discontinued block programming. Began a Popular Music format. Second Portland station to do so.

    1972 KEX “Monsters You Have Known And Loved” at 11:00 P.M. The Hitchhiker with Orson Wells and more.

    2011 Laurel J. “Stella” Bohnsack became President of KLYC McMinnville after her husband Larry’s death.

    2012 KXET 1150 kHz., returned to the air after 14 months simulcasting sister KGDD’s Regional Mexican format.

    2014 Bill Sawyer died at age 97 in Portland. KWJJ host of “Make Believe Ballroom”, 1947-49. KGW. KPDQ.

    2015 KWJJ-HD3 on 99.5-3 initiated a simulcast of KMTT “910 ESPN Portland.”

    #43083

    semoochie
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    OCTOBER 27TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1881 Anna Lee Snyder was born in Oregon City. KEX Radio Psychic, 1933-34. KGW in 1932. KXL in 1931.

    1921 Bob Roberts was born in Canton, Ohio. KOAP-FM announcer, 1962-83. KGW. KXL. KGON Program Director, 1947-48.

    1933 KFJR debuted the program “Echoes of Scandinavia” 10:00 to 11:00 PM. The Start of “The Scandinavian Hour.”

    1951 Ralph Steadman was born in Portland. KPAM Talk Show host, 2000-01. KGW 1989-91. KUGN 1992-95.

    1960 KQFM 100.3 M.C., left the air for a few days to move its transmitter on Healy Heights, to the KGMG tower.

    1968 KXL’s “Sunday Spectacular” Halloween Special. Boris Karloff and His Friends. Hosted by John Salisbury.

    1972 KEX “Monsters You Have Known & Loved” at 11:00 P.M. “The Coffin In Studio B.” & “The Tell-Tale Heart.”

    1973 Abe Bercovitz died at age 69 in Portland. KGW Musical Dir., 1944-53. KGW-KEX Musical Dir., 34-44. KGW Music Di 26-34.

    1981 –KEX brought “The Larry King Show” to the Benson Hotel (Mayfair Room). A “Live” audience watched.

    1997 KOTK (from KWJJ 9-22-97) “JJ’s Classic Country”, switched to Talk Radio as “Hot Talk 1080 KOTK.”

    2005 Bwana Johnny died at age 59 in Edmonds, WA. KARO/KAAR Program Director, 1981-82. KLLB Music Director.

    #43111

    semoochie
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    OCTOBER 28TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1930 KGW special “Halloween Program.” Staging of a masquerade and an old-fashioned taffy pull. 9:30 P.M.

    1963 KBPS presented “A Day To Remember” Halloween program. Ghosts, Ghouls, Goblins at 12:15 P.M.

    1972 KEX “Monsters You Have Known And Loved.” Peter Lorrie in “The Horla” plus “The Black Cat”, 11:00 P.M.

    1990 Alva L. “Al” Charf died at age 71 in Portland. KPDQ Chief Engineer, 1957-58. KOIN AM/FM. KVAN-910.

    2009 KUFO 101.1 MHz., Active Rock, ended stunting at 7:00 A.M. and unveiled an all new disc jockey line-up.

    2013 KXL Portland Chinatown billboard “We Love You Long Time” judged insensitive. Story goes worldwide.

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