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  • in reply to: A new Web station targeting terrestrial radio #42143

    johnf
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    Thanks… I appreciate you pointing out the problem with the weather plug and will see about getting that corrected.

    in reply to: WAY-FM / Portland to purchase KWEE-FM #41817

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    There’s no denying that when it comes to Christian radio signals in Oregon and southwest Washington, there are now a TON of them. In Christian News Northwest newspaper we have a VERY detailed Christian Media Guide, with the listings in SMALL print, and it is a MAJOR task to keep it all current.

    Between primary radio stations, low-power radio stations and translators, guess how many we have listed?

    More than 170!

    And that doesn’t even include the roughly 50 TV signals in Oregon and southwest Washington that we list (primary signals and translators)

    in reply to: WAY-FM / Portland to purchase KWEE-FM #41805

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    I wonder how soon this is happening? Immediately? I will need to change WAY-FM’s listing in the Media Guide in the regional newspaper I publish, Christian News Northwest.

    in reply to: Take 2: Nexstar to buy Tribune for $4.1b #40343

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    So with a KOIN-KRCW duopoly here, I am assuming the Channel 32 facilities in Beaverton would eventually close and both stations would be consolidated at the KOIN Center downtown?

    in reply to: Was KLIQ really the first all-news station? #39922

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    Interesting background, Andy. Thanks. But while it mentions KLIQ’s role in the early ’50s as a popular music station, one piece of the archive also says the station shut down in 1954. Then the other archival material you shared discusses KLIQ being a talk station from 1964 to 1974.

    But nothing to indicate when it returned to the air following the 1954 shutdown, nor anything to support the claim here that it had all-news in 1959….

    in reply to: Was KLIQ really the first all-news station? #39918

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    Thanks! Which frequency did KLIQ occupy and where were the studios? Anyone know who the people were behind the format, how long it lasted, and how local listeners reacted? If I had enough information to sound intelligent about it, I would try myself to correct the Wikipedia listing, because it certainly does appear that Portland should get credit for the first all-news station.

    in reply to: Local newspaper guy needs a little help from radio folks #39898

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    Semoochie brings up a great question. Are all the channels that we currently list their virtual channels, and thus will those remain unchanged even after repacking? Maybe we actually don’t have to change our listings much?

    in reply to: Local newspaper guy needs a little help from radio folks #39893

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    Thank you for taking the time to write this excellent response! It is GREATLY appreciated. I have been under the impression that these changes are going to be “chaotic,” as you described them, so it may be that we have to temporarily eliminate the TV portion of our listings until the dust settles. At any rate, your suggestions are excellent.

    There’s a lot of collective knowledge here at pdxradio.com. (Also a whole LOT of strong opinions, but you folks already know that…)

    in reply to: Portland subchannels/Diginets #31164

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    “The TBD Nerwork’s Facebook page reports this morning that KUNP has added TBD on 47.2 Portland/16.2 LaGrande.”

    I’ve always been VERY curious about this but have not asked until now — how can a TV station that is licensed to LaGrande — TWO HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE miles from Portland — be considered by the FCC to be officially within the Portland market area? I mean, I can understand a Salem station, or a Vancouver station, or maybe even a Longview station being considered part of the Portland market. But La Grande?

    In another example of a somewhat distant station, KVOS in Bellingham is, I think, listed as part of the Seattle-Tacoma market. But Bellingham is only 88 miles from Seattle.

    I am well aware that KUNP has a translator in the Portland area, but doesn’t an official determination of market have to be based on the station’s primary signal, which in KUNP’s case is WAAAAAY over in Union County?

    Interestingly enough, I just checked, and the distance from Portland to Bellingham is EXACTLY the same as the distance from Portland to La Grande — 261 miles! So…. if KVOS decided to plant a translator in Portland, could it officially then be “KVOS-TV, Bellingham-Portland”….???

    in reply to: Stan Boreson-King Klubhouse dies #26746

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    With Stan’s passing, yet another part of my childhood is indeed now gone. For this 61-year-old Baby Boomer who grew up in Seattle, the very talented, funny and witty Stan on KING-TV was a daily part of my life, as was Chris Wedes as J.P. Patches on KIRO-TV. That leaves “Brakeman Bill” McLain from the old KTNT-TV 11 as now apparently the last survivor of the daily kids’ show era in Seattle. I have lived in Oregon since 1985, and the two kids TV legends here — “Ramblin’ Rod” Anders from KPTV and Jim “Rusty Nails” Allen from KATU and KPTV, have both passed away. All these folks were terrific people.

    in reply to: Christmas/Holiday Music Stations #16769

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    Here in Newberg, the Eugene FM stations come in quite well, so I occasionally tune in to them. I was STUNNED today to hear KODZ (Kool 99.1) STILL playing continuous Christmas music! On New Year’s Eve! I don’t just mean generic winter songs. I mean songs that talk about Santa, etc….

    I wonder what kind of reaction they are getting from listeners about that?

    I assume they will stop the Christmas music at midnight tonight….???

    in reply to: Too Missing KSKD #15984

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    Since I was living in the Seattle area at the time and listening to other great automated stations — including KFKF-FM 92.5 in Bellevue with Drake-Chenault’s “Hit Parade” and “Solid Gold” formats, KISM-FM 92.9 in Bellingham with Draper-Blore’s “Olde Golde” format, or KNWR-FM “Northwest Rock” 104.3 in Bellingham with TM Production’s “Stereo Rock” format — I never got to hear KSKD. Which automated format did it carry, and are there any old airchecks of the station floating around the Web?

    in reply to: RIP Tom Parker #14476

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    A very nice fellow indeed! I met him about four or five years ago when he visited one of our local meetings for the Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest, and he couldn’t have been friendlier. It was great to be able to see the face behind the voice that I had heard over the years. I recall him telling me that his actual first name was Richard, but I don’t recall what his last name was.

    in reply to: KISN-LP Update #10477

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    I’m in Newberg — definitely a bit distant to receive their signal. Has anyone indicated how soon they hope to be web streaming?

    in reply to: KLYC-AM loses Linfield football coverage #9490

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    Since George Fox has a football program again, maybe KLYC could carry the Bruins’ games….?

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