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Regarding the RG published letter, has anyone else noticed that Oregonian still does the same thing. Anytime a local radio station did something good for the community or some individual, if the paper reported it they always identify the station as “a local radio station” however if there is anything negative that they can report, they ALWAYS list the station’s call letters.
Talk amongst yourselves. 8)
This from all access.
Academy Of Country Music Announces 2012 Radio Award Winners
February 15, 2012 at 9:14 AM (PT)
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC has announced the full list of radio award winners for the 47th annual ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. This is the second ACM “National On-Air Personality of the Year Award” win for LON HELTON, for CMT COUNTRY COUNTDOWN USA. He also won in 2008.
Winners in radio categories will be invited to receive their awards at a private reception in LAS VEGAS on SATURDAY, MARCH 31st, the day prior to the 47th Annual ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. The radio awards will not be televised due to time constraints during the live telecast. For the fourth year in a row, ACM Awards producers plan to invite individual On-Air Personality of the Year winners, or one individual from the teams who win “Personality of the Year” categories, to participate in the telecast.
The full list of winners includes:
On-Air Personality Of The Year Winners
NATIONAL: LON HELTON – CMT COUNTRY COUNTDOWN USA
MAJOR MARKET: KELLY FORD & RIDER – KYGO/DENVER
LARGE MARKET: BIG DAVE AND CHELSIE – WUBE/CINCINNATI
MEDIUM MARKET: STEVE & GEOFF IN THE MORNING – KUZZ/BAKERSFIELD (TIE)
MEDIUM MARKET: ROGER, TOM & MELISSA – WPCV/LAKELAND, FL (TIE)
SMALL MARKET: BILL BARRETT, TIM FOX AND TRACY BERRY – KKNU/EUGENE
Maybe I missed in Craig’s long post but when I went to KINK in 1989, buy one of the most unusual and popular programming elements was the Sunday morning program called Opus 102. Kink played classical music from 7 or 8 am until 11am or noon. (It’s been a while so forgive the poor memory)
The music was almost all very familiar classical pieces very nicely programmed by Carl Widing and it went great with the sunday paper and lazy morning coffee. Best of all it got great ratings so it was actually a revenue generator too.
True to the Music
I guess it’s John’s memory that was fuzzy on that interview.
By the way Craig, you said…”Joe: I believe you. Plus You’ve been in the business.”
I still am. Just to set that record straight. I had a brief (2 1/2 years) stint at Oregon Business magazine, but have been back in radio since Dec of ’06.
Again, thanks for your efforts.
Understanding that it’s been 25 years and my memory certainly could be fuzzy on this, as on many other things. 😉 I had an opportunity to talk to John Q. today and so I asked him about the question. He confirmed that CW stood for the name of the company, “Columbia-Willamette” Broadcasting and not for “Country Western.”
If you wish to confirm for yourself, I’m sure you could call him.
By the way, Thank you for all your contributions to keeping this history as accurate as possible. You deserve a lot of credit fot your efforts and I want you to know that I for one, really appreciate it.
The CW in KKCW calls stood for Columbia Willamette, the name of John Tilson’s company that owned the station. Columbia-Willamette Broadcasting Co. From the beginning the company never intended to use the call letters except for legal ID. There was concern that the calls were to similar sounding to KGW and listener confusion could result. The station was always referred to as K103.
John is seemingly big on naming his companies after local rivers. ie: McKenzie River Broadcasting in Eugene.