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  • in reply to: KPAM News Talk 860 & KKOV Sunny 1550 Sold For $1.2 Million #32601
    richpatterson
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    W7PAT…..Bob started the Needy Kids Fund at KEX in the mid 1980’s. Bob started “Operation Santa Claus” at KPAM in 2003.

    in reply to: KPAM News Talk 860 & KKOV Sunny 1550 Sold For $1.2 Million #32575
    richpatterson
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    Disappointing, but not surprising.

    Over the years many great radio people (on air & support staff) with great radio minds worked at KPAM. Many still do. The problem was that the folks “upstairs” at Pamplin wanted things done their way & wouldn’t let radio people run the station.

    One example I recall was that one of the management people wanted some asinine segment run in morning drive at a time when they could hear in while driving to work. Who cares if it made programming sense, they wanted morning drive narrowcasting to ONE PERSON!!!

    If they would have stayed upstairs and let the inmates run the asylum, KPAM could have had a chance.

    One thing they tried to mess with, but ended up pretty much leaving alone, was the extremely successful yearly “Operation: Santa Claus” telethon. If nothing else, the legacy of the KPAM years will be that charity that raised about 1.5 MILLION DOLLARS for local military families. Bob Miller came up with the idea & KPAM let him run with it. Operating the week after Thanksgiving for thirteen years, it was the highlight of the station’s year.

    Now, many talented people will lose their jobs because of newspaper people who wouldn’t listen to people who actually knew how to make their radio station work.

    in reply to: drumpf approval reaching new lows #28967
    richpatterson
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    Nixon’s approval rating was 24% when he resigned. At his current rate, DJT should be below that by the end of summer….if he’s still around.

    richpatterson
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    The Republicans busting out the Bud Lights to celebrate yesterday could come back to bite them like “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED” did to Bush 43.

    in reply to: KISN-LP Update #10245
    richpatterson
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    For me, a true oldies station should play everything. I hate John Denver, but I would expect KISN to play his big hits. A format like this seems to go by the motto, “Of you don’t like this song, just wait for the next one!”

    Oh yeah….the more old, syrupy jingles, the better.

    A few hours into the launch & I’m very impressed!

    in reply to: McMinnville’s KMCM – KCYX & KLYC #332
    richpatterson
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    Not sure, but I think it was shortly after I left KCYX full-time in January 1990. Sean Foy took over my 3p-6p shift. I continued to do a taped show, “6 at 6” every night.

    I went back to KEX full-time & was a “consultant” for KCYX….basically programming without having to be at the station more than twice a week. By then, I think we all knew that the station was on life support. Playing the game of “paycheck roulette” got to be pretty old, so I took a pay cut at KCYX for the security of a more reliable payday at KEX.

    in reply to: McMinnville’s KMCM – KCYX & KLYC #330
    richpatterson
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    KCYX actually ran Larry King starting at 8:00pm. That was one of the first moves I made when I went from KEX to KCYX in October 1987. I don’t remember the date, but some point, we started running it until 2am. There was music from 2a-5a. Among the overnight folks was Mark Lacy, who worked morning after Steve Kenyon left the station. Mark later worked at KWJJ.

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