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  • in reply to: KDZR "Radio Disney" Sold To Salem For $275,000 #47036
    johnf
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    Thanks, Paul Walker, for asking about the newspaper. I am VERY pleased to report that after three months of being online-only (for the first time EVER in our 26-year history), we have returned to print with the July issue of Christian News Northwest, thanks to the gradual reopening. We halted printing for April, May and June because 99 percent of our 1,900 distribution locations in Oregon and southwest Washington were CLOSED and it would have been a waste of thousands of dollars to go to print. Newspapers of ALL types — daily, weekly, monthly — have been hit HARD by this pandemic. I have a further explanation at cnnw.com

    in reply to: KDZR "Radio Disney" Sold To Salem For $275,000 #47028
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    During the day, yes. But the night signal isn’t listenable even here in Newberg,

    in reply to: Earth week #46069
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    Close, Paul. We have lived in beautiful Newberg — 12 miles from McMinnville and that much closer to Portland — for 27 years. Love it.

    in reply to: Earth week #46053
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    Thanks, Paul. You may recall that I did some news announcing on KNHC during my senior year at Nathan Hale. If I had lived a few blocks farther south, I would have gone to Roosevelt. You may be aware that Richard Karn (Home Improvement, Family Feud) graduated from Roosevelt in 1974 (his real name is Richard Karn Wilson), and Casey Sander (Grace Under Fire, Big Bang Theory, many other shows) graduated with my 1973 class at Nathan Hale. It was when Casey made a few appearances on Home Improvement that he and Richard discovered that they were both from north Seattle and both had attended Nathan Eckstein at the same time.

    (Apologies to all the readers here at pdxradio who are having to put up with this conversation between Paul and myself about our school years…)

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    in reply to: Earth week #46044
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    Paul, I think you already might have told me in the past, but I have forgotten. Which north Seattle elementary school? On Earth Day in 1970 I was a ninth-grader at Jane Addams Junior High. From 1970-73 I was across the street at Nathan Hale High. My grade school was Sacajawea, at NE 96th Street and 17th Ave. N.E. I grew up at 1528 NE 94th, on one of the steepest streets in all of Seattle.

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    in reply to: Cornoavirus #44567
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    Well, no doubt all of us are this evening hearing the news about the first case of the virus here in Oregon. A school employee in Lake Oswego — only 25 miles east from my home in Newberg. And now hospitalized in Hillsboro, only 20 miles north. This coronavirus news has suddenly moved to a new level for my attentions, that’s for sure…

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    Some of you may recall that Portland’s world-famous evangelist, Luis Palau, was diagnosed in January of 2018 with Stage 4 lung cancer, and was given only a few months to live. It was especially surprising because he is not a smoker. Well, the prayers of many, many folks combined with clearly impressive medical care have resulted in his still being with us two years later. In fact, a big 85th birthday party was held for him in downtown Portland a couple of months ago. I don’t want to downplay the seriousness of Rush Limbaugh’s diagnosis, but it seems Luis’s good report offers hope that the same could take place for Rush.

    in reply to: K103: The 80s, 90s and Today #43751
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    My only disagreement with Alfredo’s post above is that in the second paragraph he uses the word “music” to describe what the rapper is doing. I just can’t equate either rap or hip-hop with “music,” and I confess that my perspective is that of an aging 64-year-old who threatens to become a cranky curmudgeon….

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

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