THIS DAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY (SEPTEMBER)

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  • #13777

    Craig_Adams
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    KPDQ never broadcast on any other frequency other than 800.

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    Craig_Adams
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    SEPTEMBER 11TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1895 Stephen Gaylord was born in Washington. KEX Announcer, 1932-33. KOIN 1931-32. KGW 1927-32.

    1897 Earle Denham was born in Baker. KOIN staff Tenor in 1929, then KOIN Technician, until 1972.

    1899 Hazel Kenyon Markel was born in Pendleton. KBPS Director of Radio, 1939-42. Later to Mutual & NBC.

    1941 Harry Frantz died at age 36, after a long illness in Portland. KEX Announcer, 1931-33.

    1967 KYMN changed call letters to KYXI. based on “KIXI” Seattle’s “Kixie.” Beautiful Music format continued.

    1972 FCC examiner Millard F. French recommended against KVAN 1480 kHz., Vancouver, for license renewal.

    1998 KKSN-FM’s 2nd “Kisn The Summer Goodbye” concert. Davy Jones, Bobby Sherman, Peter Noone, etc.

    1999 KKSN-FM’s 3rd “Kisn The Summer Goodbye” concert. The Turtles, The Kingsmen & Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, etc.

    2001 Bob Swanson died at age 59 in Seattle, Wash. KEX Music Director, 1974-94 & Personality, 1967-94.

    2013 KKSN 910 kHz., became KMTT. Entercom had parked its old Seattle calls at the Vancouver licensed station.

    #13780

    semoochie
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    Thank you Andy. That seems very likely. Moving from 1490 to 800(kc)seems like it was on paper only, referring to either an amendment to an application or modification of construction permit to do so, rather than changing an operating station. It gives the attorney’s name as “Frank Fletcher”. That’s Jessica’s late husband’s name on “Murder, She Wrote”.

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    Craig_Adams
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    SEPTEMBER 12TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    Sept 12, 1912 Sonora B. Hoffman was born in Portland, KGON 1230 kHz., & 1520 kHz., Program Director, 1951-64.

    Sept 12, 1919 John S. Mackwood was born in Portland. KGMG Station Manager & Chief Engineer, 1964-65. KEX, KKEY.

    Sept 12, 1948 KOIN-FM signed on the air on 101.1 megacycles with 48.6 K.W. and began a simulcast of sister KOIN.

    Sept 12, 1950 Phil Irwin KGW Staff Announcer was stricken as Portland’s 47th Poliomyelitis victim. He was hospitalized.

    Sept 12, 1969 KGW presented A.I.R.’s (Drake-Chenault) 48 hour “The History of Rock And Roll” for the first time.

    Sept 12, 1989 KSGO 1520 kHz., changed its call letters to KFXX standing for “The X.” Continued its Rock format.

    Sept 12, 1991 Tamerack Communications, Inc. sold KLVS 1290 kHz., to Crawford Broadcasting Company for $450,000.

    Sept 12, 1994 KWBY Woodburn “94 Country” switched to Regional Mexican format “Radio Fiesta, The Difference.”

    Sept 12, 2004 John E. “Jack” Grant died at age 80 in Lake Oswego. KRDR President & General Manager, 1963-74.

    Sept 12, 2007 Benard A. “Ben” Buisman, Jr. died at age 70 in Portland. KEX Farm Director, 1954-59. His Dad was KXL Farm Director.

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    SEPTEMBER 13TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1895 Mark Daniels was born in Griggsville, IL. KGW staff singer, 1926-36. In “Covered Wagon Days” cast.

    1946 Lee Rogers was born in ? KUPL Operations Manager/Program Director & Personality, 1994-2005. KRPM Program Director.

    1958 KEX’s Barney Keep was made Grand Marshal of “The Wellington Park Lions Club Children’s Parade.”

    1963 KOAP-FM 92.3 MHz., was shut down at 11:00 P.M. for 12 days in preparation for its move to 91.5 MHz.

    1972 KGAR Vancouver, WA. Town & Country format “Country 1550” switched back to Top 40, as “KGAR 1-55.”

    1975 Bob Whitely died at 54 in Portland. KOIN National Sales Manager, 58-67. KPOJ Promotional Manager, 1952-55.

    1982 KEX began utilizing its new Continental 317 transmitter and replacing the old Westinghouse 50-HG-1.

    2014 Bob Steffen died at age 91 in Gladstone. KMHD host of “Sundays with Bob Steffen”, 1989 to 2014.

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    SEPTEMBER 14TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1909 Konnie G. Worth was born in Warren. KGW host “To The Ladies”, 1954-56. KGW-TV host “Telescope.”

    1914 Francis Murphy was born in Portland. The Oregonian’s “Behind The Mike” columnist, 1952-79.

    1927 2nd Annual “Pacific Northwest Radio Exposition” opened for five days at the “Public Auditorium.”

    1955 KGON 1230 K.C., failed at 2:54 A.M. Irwin Adams, General Manager filed a complaint as Sabotage by IBEW strikers.

    2009 KCMD “The New 970 dote AM”, changed its slogan to “Freedom 970”, continuing with Talk format.

    2012 KBPS “Kid Rhythm Radio” switched format the first time in 14 years back to “Teen Sound” at 6:00 A.M.

    2014 John Lewis died at age 85 in Portland. KPAM/KPFM News Director, 1954-56. KXL AM/FM News Editor.

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    Craig_Adams
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    SEPTEMBER 15TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1904 Red Dunning was born in Hoquiam, Wash. KOIN Musical Director, 1944-69. With KOIN since 1929.

    1905 Robert E. Hartzog was born in Wesson, MS. KALE Chief Engineer, 1932-40. KOIN 27 years. KFEC, KIT.

    1934 KOIN’s Art Kirkham broadcast live from the Pendleton Round-Up. The special carried on CBS Radio.

    1972 KQIV signed on the air on 106.7 MHz with 100 K.W. Studios were at “The Lake Oswego Elks Lodge.”

    1982 KEX’s new transmitter caught fire. A total loss: $125,000. Later replaced with a Continental 317C-2.

    1988 Victor Ives returned KVIX 1290 kHz., to former owner Dave Jack, when Ives fell behind in payments.

    1988 KVIX Old-Time Radio became KLVS, switched to the Nation’s 2nd All Elvis Station. First was: WCVG.

    1992 Stanley M. Goard died at age 86. KPFM Pioneer FM Owner, 1946-60. Launching KPAM in 1951-60.

    2012 Michael “Mike” Johnson died at age 68 in Palo Alto, Calif. KMHD Producer. KZSC Co-Producer.

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    SEPTEMBER 16TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1911 Thomas “Tom” James was born in Riverside, Wash. KPOJ & KPOJ-FM staff engineer, 1947-69.

    1916 Sid (or) Si Sherman was born in Oregon. KRWC Sales Manager, 1954-56 & Farm Director, 1954-55.

    1919 Franklin “Frank” Hood was born in Idaho. KWJJ & KPRA (FM) Chief Engineer, 1947-48. With KWJJ 1941-47.

    1945 KWJJ affiliated with ABC, Associated Broadcasting Corp. during its inaugural as the fifth network.

    1953 Dick Sheetz was born in Salem. KGON Operations Manager/Program Director, 1992-95. Program Director, 1991-92.

    1953 Second Portland area Radio test of Conelrad at 1:30 A.M. & 4:30 A.M. Five stations broadcast on 640 K.C. and Five on 1240 K.C.

    1955 Charles M. Weagant died at 49 in Portland. KHFS Co-founder & Chief Engineer, 1954-55. KBPS Chief Engineer.

    1976 Harry Grannatt died at age 78 in Portland. KGW Hoot Owls “Grand Stringbean” 1928-33. KXL 1941.

    1979 Cleve Allen died at age 36 in Portland. KGW Air Personality, 1972. KINK 1971. KLIQ, KBOO, KBPS.

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    SEPTEMBER 17TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1931 Kenneth A. “Kenny” Green was born in Los Angeles, CA. KAAR 1480 Vice-President & Co-owner, 1987.

    1938 KEX 1180 K.C., ended its FCC mandated night silent period and began broadcasting unlimited time.

    1945 KGW announced purchasing a Wire Recorder for remote broadcasts. Tape was introduced in 1947.

    1962 KGW 620 K.C., Top 40 “K-62” switched its format back to “Middle of the Road” music as “Radio 62.”

    1986 Inspirational Broadcasting Corp sold KPDQ AM/FM to Salem Communications Corp. for $6.5 Million.

    1987 KKSN “Kisn 91” & KKLI “K-Lite 97 FM” were served by the IRS with a Federal Tax Lien. $56,368.44.

    1989 Clyde H. Bruyn died at age 97 in Portland. KEX Chief Engineer, 28-33. KEX Engineer, 1933-67. KGW Engineer, 1933-44.

    1997 Jyrl Burris died at age 65 in Portland. Rose City’s first female D.J., playing Popular music on KLIQ 1952.

    2003 Beaverton pirate “Energy 98” was given a 2nd notice by the FCC to stop broadcasting on 98.1 MHz.

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    Craig_Adams
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    SEPTEMBER 18TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1917 Bill Sawyer was born in Olympia, WA. KWJJ host of “Make Believe Ballroom”, 1947-49. KGW. KPDQ.

    1923 KFIF Benson Polytechnic School resumed operation after Summer vacation with a one hour program at 8:00 P.M.

    1938 Jerry Dennon was born in Astoria. KUIK Co-owner & General Manager, 1958. KOIN AM/FM/TV Assistant Promotional Manager.

    1976 Joe Hallock died at age 85 in Lake Oswego. KGG Co-Owner & Radio Pioneer, 1922-24. KOIN Co-owner.

    1997 KKSN-FM “Kisn Memories” three hour live special with: Coker, Hart, Michaels, Murphy, Pattee & Sainte.

    2010 Robert M. “Bob” Oxarart died at age 74 in Eugene. KUPL & KUPL-FM General Manager, 1975-84.

    2011 KFXX 1080 switched to three new towers adjacent to old. Night power reduced from 10 K.W. to 9 K.W.

    2012 KFBW “105.9, The Brew” moved from Portland studios to the “Triangle Pointe” building in Tigard at 10:14 A.M.

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    SEPTEMBER 19TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1911 Mark F. DeLauney was born in Phoenix, Ariz. KVAN Assistant Manager, 1947-48. At KVAN 1946-51.

    1918 Jack J. Moys was born in Idaho Falls, ID. KGW Program Director, 1956-57. KPOJ AM/FM Program Director, 1953-56.

    1921 7YG studio was opened to public viewing, as it broadcast into the evening, from The YMCA Building.

    1925 KTBR 263 meters (1139.8 kilocycles) began testing its new 50 watt Western Electric 3C transmitter.

    1986 Gentry Development Corp. sold KVAN 1550 kHz., to Magic Radio, Inc. for $3.9 Million (Bruce L. Engel).

    1997 KKSN-FM’s first “Kisn The Summer Goodbye” concert at Oaks Park. Mark Lindsay, Peter Noone, etc.

    2002 Frank Herron died at age 82 in Spokane, WA. KVAN Chief Announcer, 1948-49. KWJJ & KPRA (FM) 1947-48.

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    SEPTEMBER 20TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1919 Heck Harper was born in Anderson, WI. KGW Personality, 1954-58. KVAN 1955 & 1957. KEX 1947-48 & 1953.

    1923 John E. “Jack” Grant was born in Los Angeles, Calif. KRDR President & General Manager, 1963-74.

    1927 KXL 1360 K.C., moved studios & transmitter from the Mallory Hotel to 7th floor of the Bedell Building.

    1939 KXL 1420 K.C., purchased property in Harmony, off 82nd, for $12,000. Future KXL transmitter site in 1941.

    1951 KPAM 1410 K.C., signed on with a W.E. 443A-1 transmitter. Began “Classical” simulcast of sister KPFM.

    1956 Lady Audrey “Mistress of The Night” was born in Salem. KMJK Personality, 1977. KOIN 1977. KISN.

    2011 KFXX 1080 kHz., three old towers were removed at the Hemlock tower site at: 17200 N.E. Marine Drive.

    2012 KXJM “Wild 107.5” moved from Portland. studios to the “Triangle Pointe” building in Tigard at 10:01 A.M.

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    SEPTEMBER 21ST. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1908 Mr. Marion Sexton was born in The Dalles. KVAN News Director, 1939-45 & Sales Manager, 1943-45.

    1912 Delmar G. “Del” Leeson was born in Helena, MT. KPAM-FM General Manager, 1960-65. KLIQ 1965-71.

    1918 Alan L. Torbet was born in Portland. KALE/KPOJ AM/FM Sales Manager, 1948-49. KVAN Sales Manager, 1947-48.

    1926 First Annual Pacific Northwest Radio Exposition opened for 5 days at Portland Public Auditorium.

    1932 Milburn E. Brown as M.E. Brown sold KTBR 1300 K.C., to the Journal Publishing Co. Owners of KOIN.

    1948 KBPS 1450 K.C. returned to air from hiatus with rebuilt studio and new Blaw-Knox 200 foot tower.

    1954 Craig Weagant was born in Portland. KKEY Talk Show Producer, 1974-87. Ralph Weagant’s son & KKEY owner.

    1968 KJIB 99.5 MHz., signed on the air with a Gates FM10A transmitter, 35 K.W. Studios in The Henry Building.

    1987 Franklin “Frank” Hood died at age 75 in Portland. KWJJ Chief Engineer, 1946-48. KPRA Chief Engineer, 1947-48.

    1999 Keith T. Forney died at age 69 in Portland, KRWC 1570 K.C., Forest Grove, Chief Engineer in 1958.

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    SEPTEMBER 22ND. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1898 Deal O. Wilkins was born in Portland. KPAM & KPFM Commercial Manager, 1953-54.

    1925 Gordon R. Larson was born in Portland. KPAM & KPFM Chief Engineer & Music Librarian, 1955-59.

    1932 KTBR 1300 K.C., became KALE, standing for “Kale” slang for money, to match new sister KOIN “Coin.”

    1947 KGW-FM 95.3 M.C., moved frequency to 100.3 M.C. Continuing 5,100 watts and independent programs.

    1947 KVAN 910 K.C., moved transmitter site to Smith Lake. Power increased to 1 K.W., directional all hours.

    1965 Deal O. Wilkins died at age 67 in Coos Bay. KPAM & KPFM Commercial Manager, 1953-54.

    1966 KISN “Kisn 91” owner Don Burden announced in a meeting, he planned to put Mark Hatfield in the Senate.

    1997 KWJJ 1080 kHz., became KOTK continuing “JJ’s Classic Country” format. KOTK calls originally on 620 kHz.

    2001 Jack J. Moys died at age 83 in Gresham. KGW Program Director, 1956-57. KPOJ AM/FM Program Director, 1953-56.

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    Craig_Adams
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    SEPTEMBER 23RD. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY

    1929 KVEP’s new 14 day Owner, George A. Dunn was being sought by Portland Police for Larceny & Bailee.

    1943 Three alarm fire destroyed the KGW-KEX Oregonian Building studios. A total loss $75,000 to $90,000.

    1993 KUIK sued KFXX for $250,000 punitive damages for improperly broadcasting the Washington-Stanford game.

    2010 KPWX Mt. Angel, signed on the air with 6.25 K.W. day. 490 watts nights, as “1130 AM La Mexicana.”

    2011 KEX’s FM simulcast sister K272EL 102.3 MHz., moved from Mt. Scott to the Skyline tower at 11:01 P.M.

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