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December 19, 2015 at 8:05 pm in reply to: WHITEY COKER – NEWS DIRECTOR – ROVING CORRESPONDENT #16446
Craig, searched again and found that Whitey’s middle name was Leroy.
“… Anderson got into his radio sideline 13 years ago when, on the spur of the moment, he decided to try out of [sic] the announcing job on the Scandinavian Hour. He got the job. That was about a year after Victor Ragnar [sic], who had been conducting the program, died suddenly one Sunday morning just before air time. Mrs. Ragnar attempted to carry on the program and it was kicked around for several months before Anderson took over. …” –By Dewey Ray, The Sunday Oregonian, Oct. 27, 1957October 4, 2014 at 3:12 pm in reply to: Biography of Dr. Patricia Green Swenson – KBPS Director #2820
Pat Swenson’s older sister, Margaret Beryl Green, died on Oct. 26, 1992, at age 89.March 9, 2013 at 5:46 pm in reply to: Oregon & SW Washington Original Call Letter Meanings List #263
Cormac Thompson Sr., W7ACA. (b. 1907, d. 2002)
One word, Craig: WOW!July 31, 2011 at 5:21 am in reply to: KPDQ’s Popular, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Get’s Religion #1977
Outstanding, as always, Craig!
Found some audio files of Nelson Olmstead and “Stories of Pacific Powerland” at:
“Did any Portland station run the stereo audio for ‘In Concert?'”
What a horrible flashback I just had, Kent! KQIV was repped by ABC-FM Spot Sales, so we got the first crack at airing the “simulcast” with KATU. KQ4 had been on the air for about a week and on the night of the premiere of “In Concert,” September 21, 1972, we took a stab at it. My recollections are foggy, but I believe we rented a fancy deck fitted with a speed control to play the stereo tape. Everything was fine for the first minute or so and then the sync started to drift. Despite my best efforts, we could never get the sound to lock! We got close, but no cigar! I don’t recall how many episodes we aired, but after that first nightmare we had Telco install a 15K line from Channel 2 and used their mono feed. Thanks for the memory! 😉
“(BTW KQ4, I really love the website.)”
Glad you like it, littlesongs! 😀
Here’s an item from Rockin’ In Quad regarding Mike Sakellarides:
“Michael left KQ4 for a jocking gig at 62 KGW and we all wondered if he would use his real name. That was back in the days when the rule for popular radio was: ‘Three syllables, non-ethnic.’ Well, true to form, KGW grabbed the jock jingle package at the bottom of the pile and came up with Mark Stevens. At least Mike got to keep his initials.”
So, there’s a typical example for you.
“Fisher Blend Stations . . .”
Actually, the name was Fisher’s Blend Station, Inc.
“…it was the same name of some guy who used to do a local N.W. sportsman fishing show on one of the Portland TV stations.”
That would be Jim Conway, host of “The Lucky Jim Adventure Show” on KATU (and others). Jim’s longtime photographer and editor was Matt’s dad, Homer Groening. Doh!August 20, 2009 at 3:59 pm in reply to: Oregon & SW Washington Original Call Letter Meanings List #222
“I was just guessing at K-LOG.”
Do you suppose KLOG might have been chosen as a tip-of-the-hat to that area’s burgeoning timber industry back in the day?