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  • in reply to: Sunny 1550 Format Flip #35872

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    I heard the same thing as I was going across the dial. It was either yesterday or Saturday.

    in reply to: Is KPDX going to become a sub channel to KPTV? #35312

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    <I had been told that the Cox Cable (dating myself) building near Vancouver Mall had been the original KPDX studio/transmitter site in the early 80s before they moved to NE Union, hence the large antenna tower in the cable company’s backyard. Any truth to that?>
    KPDX transmitter has always been in NW Portland just west of KPTV and KATU off Barnes Rd. Access driveway on Miller Rd. Early studio and Master Control were just off the Interstate Bridge in Vancouver just west of the Motel on the west side of I-5. I believe it was the Quay.

    in reply to: No Legal IDs KOOR #22653

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    You need at least one listener in order to generate a complaint.

    in reply to: KATU -03 is now… #17556

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    They could have left things the way they were and put Comet on 2.4. What was the all fire rush? We already knew Get-TV. We did not know Comet.

    in reply to: KEX Dumps Local Mornings For Sacramento Show #16089

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    Saturday mornings and early afternoons have home improvement, gardening, and other self help programs. I like to tune in to KEX saturday afternoon and evenings to Handel on the Law and the computer lady. I like Science Fantastic 9P-midnite on Saturday evenings on 970. Sunday mornings, I will listen 8A-10A on 1410 to Ron Seggi interviewing different celebrities. These are all non-political. There are alternative talk radio options out there having nothing to do with politics. You just have to search for them.

    in reply to: KEX and KUIK #16088

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    I was once told by Herb Davidson (Ex CE of KPOJ-1330, CE of KOIN-TV) that the 970 Antennas at Sylvan and the 1330 towers on Mt. Scott were basically done by the same person. He must have liked putting AM’s on hilltops for some reason. I forgot his name but was an early engineer at KOIN…before my time and television.

    in reply to: Bill Johnson, Former KXL Sports Director Dies at 71 #16070

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    Thanks, Craig. I didn’t remember when but thought it was between 70-73 when I started there. I remember hearing him on KXL after he left KATU, not necessarily right away. I remember we had to shoot him from the side, not direct front. He preferred one side over the other. I remember he was nice to work with.

    in reply to: KEX and KUIK #16069

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    Andy: “KISN’s old site had a great ground field. ”
    When you say KISN old site had a great ground field, were you referring to the site on 158th and Airport Way or their “old” site on Smith Lake?

    in reply to: KDZR 1640 #16042

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    892R: I was in the Aerial Port Squadron temporary in 1965. Then I was at Travis AFB in Fairfield Calif 2 years and Hickam AFB in Honolulu for 3, ending in 1970.

    in reply to: KDZR 1640 #16027

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    Back in the 1960’s, when I was at McChord AFB in Tacoma, I got 620 KGW all day up there. Those were the days. You could hear them with no interference all the way up to Olympia while driving north. But, like most others, I was listening mostly to KJR and KOL while there. Had to keep up with what was going on at the Spanish Castle.

    in reply to: KEX Dumps Local Mornings For Sacramento Show #16026

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    I do listen to KPAM in the morning when driving around for news and info. You are correct in that they set a record for donations on Operation Santa Claus. My daughter has worked with Bob Miller on that for years. She is the one that manages that and disburses all the money. Note: All the money that is collected goes toward the veterans. None is taken out for handling fees or salaries. My daughter gets nothing from that operation. She works closely with the military in this state and area year round.

    in reply to: Bill Johnson, Former KXL Sports Director Dies at 71 #16025

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    Didn’t Bill also do Sports on KATU before he went into radio?

    in reply to: KEX Dumps Local Mornings For Sacramento Show #15861

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    Guess it is time to move our morning clock radio off of 1190 this weekend. It has been there for years. I guess there won’t be any reason to listen to KEX anymore.

    in reply to: KEX Dumps Local Mornings For Sacramento Show #15860

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    Gee whiz, stay away for a while and everything falls apart. 🙂 Heard Kastner this morning say he was moving to mid-day. Haven’t heard Michael Convery for traffic for a long time. I use the morning shows for news/info/traffic. I have no interest in shows from Sacramento or elsewhere. I want local stuff. I want dependable traffic info often, not just at some network breaks that allow only a 15 second clip that says nothing. I guess that limits me, currently, to KPAM and KXL.
    I don’t care for Kastner but that is OK. I like Paul Linnman, Bob Miller, Mark and Dave much better.
    Oh well, sign of the times.

    in reply to: KEX and KUIK #15859

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    That “whine” on the old KISN @910 had nothing to do with tower arrangements. Radios back then had IF frequency or 455 kHz. Twice that is 910 and that is why you had that whistle/whine.

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