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  • in reply to: Former KGW jock Gary Lockwood dies #46425
    Matt Jones
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    “…exclusively distributed by the American Foundation for the Blind.”

    Correct. I had such a turntable when I was young. (age 9 through 15). The unit had 3 speeds. (8 1/3, 16 2/3 and 33 1/3) The unit also had a platter that was only 10 inches in diameter, so you could not play music LP’s with it. The vast majority of the talking books I read were 16 2/3 rpm. Those that came in at 8rpm would play for nearly 50 minutes on a single side! 🙂 It was also fairly amusing to ‘watch’ an 8rpm disc rotate very slowly.

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    in reply to: Bobby Bone on the Bull???? #46167
    Matt Jones
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    The Bobby Bones show is syndicated by Premier Networks. Other than the fact that iheart Media owns Premier, there is no other connection to iHeart and Alpha. Many Premier shows are syndicated on non iHeart stations.

    in reply to: mike chase to k103? #43884
    Matt Jones
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    Also see thread titled “K103: 80’s 90’s and Today.” Post #43859

    K103 Portland To Debut Mornings with Stacey Lynn & Mike Chase

    in reply to: K103 Christmas #43299
    Matt Jones
    Participant

    KKCW doesn’t play “Sir Duke” ever. That song only plays on KLTH in our cluster.

    As for the time? Definitely not at 1:30p. We would never do a switch like this in middays. It’s always either AM or PM drive. This year, it was PM drive. I do know it was sometime between 4p and 5p on 11/7.

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    in reply to: MHCC Cutting Broadcasting Program #43293
    Matt Jones
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    Edselehr and I came up through the radio program the same year (1983). I graduated a year late – in 1984, due to a medical issue that caused me to miss an entire term, which I then had to retake the next year. Ralph had retired by then, and John Rice was the primary instructor. I will always have very fond memories of MHCC’s radio program. I still have my diploma….somewhere. 🙂 And I have my FCC “3rd Class Phone” prominently displayed in my home studio.

    I was in the studio when we first launched KMHD in February of 1984. Back then, KMHD was specifically student-run. But not enough 18-20 somethings knew much about “real” jazz. So eventually, the on-air presence became more of a community minded approach.

    I do understand why MHCC would cut the program, yet I’m saddened nonetheless. Personally, I’ve enjoyed a prosperous career here in Portland radio over the last three and a half decades. and I can attribute much of the skills I acquired to KBPS initially, and then the “Radio Production Technology” program at MHCC.

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    in reply to: K103 Christmas #43292
    Matt Jones
    Participant

    KKCW switched to all Christmas on Thursday, November 7th in PM drive. I don’t know the exact time.

    in reply to: Portland Radio (remember that?) changes Oct 2016 #25745
    Matt Jones
    Participant

    KQOL’s jingle package was TM Century, not ReelWorld.

    105.9 History (Cliff note version):

    Feb 2001 – Star 1059 (KSTE)
    Jun 2002 – 105.9 The River (KRVO)
    Nov 2005 – Smooth Jazz 105.9 (KIJZ)
    Aug 2007 – Kool 1059 (KQOL)
    May 2009 – 1059 The Brew (KFBW)

    in reply to: Here's Someone From Our Past! #21613
    Matt Jones
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    I have such great memories of my time “hanging out” at KMJK. I interned there in late ’82 into early ’83. Once the internship ended, I just kept coming around…. until I was hired at KKRZ in February of ’84.

    I presented several airchecks to Jon, hoping he’d hire me. He listened to them all, and gave me some great constructive feedback. But he never did give me a job. Aside from my newbie lack of talent, I know he was concerned that, due to my visual issues, I might have difficulty taking the required transmitter readings.

    But nonetheless…great memories! Getting to spend time with Steve Naganuma, Ben Stone, Thomas & Ross, Alan Budwill and Kent Phillips (before they were a team), Eric Worden, and Devon…remember her? And yes, even Tom Brooks!

    I remember “board opping” for Chris Nolan one night (10p-2a shift). He was sicker than a dog, and could hardly do his show. I offered to do all the segues, and just let him get to the board long enough to do talk breaks. He’d do a break, and then go lie on the floor at the back of the studio. It was a lot of fun! I felt like I was doing “real” radio for the first time.

    I also remember asking Andy many, many questions about equipment and transmitters and such. Always enjoyed those talks….although I think I was more of an annoyance to him than anything else….

    Charlie: I did not realize you were there at the time! I wish I had known that, when we worked together at KRVO. It would have been fun to hear stories about those days!

    Yep. I have a real soft spot for KMJK. It was my first stop on what has been an amazing radio journey.

    Matt Jones
    Participant

    “Besides, folks who whine about this now will ultimately “get it” in their mid 70s when their own hearing goes down the tube.”

    With the proliferation of earbuds (played at high volume), I think you could safely subtract 20+ years from that statement. But it’s right on!

    in reply to: KEX and KUIK #15950
    Matt Jones
    Participant

    @ Chico. You asked about other Portland calls that made reference to their associated frequency. The only example I can think of is from the early 80’s. KCNR (97.1) billed itself as The CeNteR of your FM dial.

    in reply to: THIS DAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY (NOVEMBER) #15692
    Matt Jones
    Participant

    “2005 KKCW “K103” presented for the first time, the Portland radio classic “The Cinnamon Bear” 7:00 A.M”

    That would actually be 7PM. Cinnamon Bear never aired in morning drive, but was the opening segment of the John Test Radio Show in late November through Christmas Eve (or close to it).

    in reply to: Matt jones #14804
    Matt Jones
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    Hello Radiodork.

    “Not hating, just telling the truth.” Your use of the word “truth” is somewhat subjective, but I understand the gist of the statement, and your “opinion” is duly noted. However, I don’t believe a public forum is the proper place for this discussion. If you’d like to email me, I’ll address your concerns.

    mattjones at iHeartmedia dot com

    in reply to: THIS DAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY (OCTOBER) #14624
    Matt Jones
    Participant

    2012 KEX “News Radio 1190” moved from Portland studios to “Triangle Pointe” building in Tigard, 10:06 A.M.

    You’ll notice that, with this move all of Clear Channel’s stations are now relocated (in 2012). Here are two additional dates of note – though no one may care, since it doesn’t involve the broadcaast operation…

    10/10/2012 – Clear Channel’s Production Department moved to Triangle Pointo.

    10/15/2012 – Clear Channes’s office staff (Sales/Management/Support) completed its move to Triangle Pointe. Thus completing the transition from Macadam to Tigard.

    in reply to: KWLZ West Linn To 3 HORIZONS, LLC, #14073
    Matt Jones
    Participant

    We used a Legal ID jingle on Z100 in ’87/’88 where the call letters were sung. If I knew how to post an audio clip, I’d share it. But I don’t….so I won’t. (and I’m not going to jump through a bunch of hoops to try)

    in reply to: Portland Area’s “Radio Voice Honor Roll” Memoriam #13120
    Matt Jones
    Participant

    Agreed, Craig. THe obit also says he worked at FMC and Gunderson Marine for 29 years, retiring in 2008. That would put the start year in 1979.

    Plus, the photo is definitely not the Bob King I know.

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