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  • in reply to: THIS DAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY (APRIL) #41596

    MarkAndrews
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    Nicely done, Semoochie…Thank you!

    in reply to: The Broadcasters Broadcaster….Good Day! #41284

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    What. A. Treasure. those principles STILL apply today…


    MarkAndrews
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    Got to work with Keith at my first commercial job at KLIQ. Wonderful guy to this greenhorn back in 1969…

    in reply to: RIP John McCain #39084

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    Arizona’s state Constitution mandates that the governor replace Republican McCain with another Republican. Gov. Ducey says he’ll announce his replacement sometime after McCain is laid to rest.

    I’m not holding my breath; Gov. Ducey likes ALEC and the Koch brothers, and they like him.

    I disagreed with McCain more often than not, but he was a hero, and between his military and political careers he has served America for SIXTY years. I respect that. I’ll also buy his last book, “Faith of Our Fathers” and refer to it to get grounded and re-balanced in his sense of doing what’s right for the country rather than party. I respect that, too.

    in reply to: Coastal Radio Happenings #37700

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    Wow, look at that! No more than three minutes of commercials in a break. The advertiser doesn’t get ripped off being unit five in an eight-unit cluster. Who’d a thought? Congrats, Roger, you do radio right!


    MarkAndrews
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    I knew about his love of jazz, but I’m amazed to learn Ray was part of T. Texas Tyler’s group for a while…What talent!

    in reply to: Time for John McCain to hang it up #29807

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    McCain is all talk and no action, and he’s been this way for years. I voted against him in the last two elections. He should have retired about 12 years ago.

    The Diamondbacks got the “blame” for his foggy questioning, as he stayed up late in DC to watch the game…He’s a big D-Backs fan, and is seen often at the games when he’s back home in AZ…

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    in reply to: THIS DAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY (APRIL) #19217

    MarkAndrews
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    Welcome back, Craig! “Nice seein’ ya again!” (Channeling Ed Whelan there…) And thank you Semoochie for your yeoman’s work filling in…well done!

    in reply to: Christmas/Holiday Music Stations #16771

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    Must be believers in the “12 Days of Christmas…”

    When it comes to taking the Christmas lights down, I’m drifting in that direction…Used to take ’em down New Year’s Day, but not this year… The aftermath is too dark!

    Happy New Year from Arizona!

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    in reply to: DOUG BAKER – THE JOURNAL'S MULTI-TALENTED COLUMNIST #16318

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    @dxer1969: Guilty as charged! That was a wonderful staff to be a part of…

    in reply to: DOUG BAKER – THE JOURNAL'S MULTI-TALENTED COLUMNIST #16245

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    Wow, Dan…that’s longer than the column I’d usually read in the Journal…Well…maybe it’s because I’m long since out of practice! Thanks for sharing the memory…

    I remember Doug making reference to his wife in his column every now and again as “A Certain Party”… Features like “Baker’s Dozen” and “Mill Ends” by the Journal’s Dick Fagan are sorely missed…

    in reply to: Happy Thanksgiving 2015 #15659

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    Broadway: You’ve put your faith into action… Well done, good and faithful servant!

    Paul Walker: I understand how you feel. I tend to seek to keep some family traditions alive, and start a new one most years. It’s not easy to block out the Xmas Xrap sometimes, but I generally stay in “Humbug” mode until Thanksgiving Day…THEN and only then I look to Christmas, and continue to seek and reflect on what this holiday truly represents.

    Alfredo: I understand what you’re going through with the loss of some of the people you have treasured and respected. My list grows longer each year, too. Remember, you can honor their memory by letting those lessons they taught you be reflected in your own life…Take those good ones and pay them forward as well! The pages of life turn daily; sounds like you’re doing a good job of making the most of each day… That’s a great lesson for each one of us to follow…

    Chris: My condolences for your losses… It seems these chapters in our life are all too short. It was several years ago that you invited me to your home to talk shop and meet your family…That was time I still treasure! You and Barb know what you have, and live life by example…important ingredients for continued success, and I’m inspired by you.

    To everyone else in the PdxRadio community: This community is what you make of it… I love picking up bits of info from my hometown I moved away from in 1989. I still visit when I can (not often enough), but changes happen over time. I hope we can embrace that natural progression for the better. That’s not always easy. It gets a little noisy in here once in awhile, but this group is at its best when we can have a little fun and share valuable lessons and insight. I am privileged and thankful to Dan Packard to be a part of this group.

    From down here in the Arizona desert, I send you wishes for a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

    in reply to: The AM DX thread #15546

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    That Phoenix catch is a good one… KDUS, Tempe is 5kw non-directional day, and only 500w 3-towers directional East-West at night…

    in reply to: KWLZ West Linn To 3 HORIZONS, LLC, #14131

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    Alfredo – I’m in Arizona…A station on the same channel is in Wickenburg 60 miles away (which I also listen to). Obviously Portland’s new signal needs to be imported!

    Bossjock – They’ll no doubt do some technical tweaks. I was pleasantly startled to hear the jingles…it’s been so long since they were used like this! KWLZ’s music mix is nothing like the corporate crap found here in Phoenix either… I like it.

    Andy – From what I gather, you’re an engineering whiz, and I highly respect your technical explanations you’ve posted here. But lighten up, for heaven’s sake! Sounds like you’ll get the chance to do what you really want by putting a new station on the air. Congratulations! Give it your best shot…and make it available online or on TuneIn so I can dial it up. I’ll look forward to it…

    I was hooked on KISN-LP while I visited for a weekend about six weeks ago. It was great fun! I ventured elsewhere when I overshot their signal, and that content was largely ho-hum to my ears, no matter what the format was. I also made an exception to listen to K103 on the Monday morning I left town for San Juan Island so I could hear Bruce, Janine and John live. Very nice. KWLZ fits the bill for me just as it is, and I’m 63 as well. Think of it as “Music Of Your Life” for baby boomers or something. Bossjock is correct; my money is just as good as anybody’s… Corporate has cut so deeply to the bone that they’ve lost any ability to think of how to attract an audience…ANY audience.

    in reply to: KWLZ West Linn To 3 HORIZONS, LLC, #14115

    MarkAndrews
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    Passes muster with me! (The barbecued chicken was a huge success, and the atmosphere was great…) I’ve added KWLZ to my TuneIn collection to play in the car. Nicely done, gang!

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