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April 17, 2021 at 7:45 pm in reply to: Larry Wilson Accuses Alpha Media Of False Certifications And Unauthorized Transf #50370
Here’s Alpha’s response from RBR via Radio Discussions: https://www.rbr.com/alpha-responds-to-wilson-stone-claims/
I beg your pardon. I forgot about channel 26 but aren’t they moving to the west hills?
What about the 1080/910 site? It’s going the right direction. They probably can’t get more than 5KW but does it really matter, at this point?April 17, 2021 at 12:40 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(April Archive Edition) #50363
APRIL 17TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1916 John A. Salisbury was born in Minneapolis, MN. KXL News Director 1961-78, Exe. Director of News, 1978-82. KPTV.
1937 Lee McCormick was born in Portland. KINK Chief Engineer, 1987-98. KGW, Chief Engineer, 1982-86. KEX.
1959 KGON Oregon City, 1520 K.C., added a Mutual affiliation with NBC. KPOJ AM/FM reverted to independent.
1964 Dr. Herbert H. Hughes died at age 81 in Gresham. KGRO 1230 K.C., Co-founder, 1956-59. Gresham Mayor.
1997 KWJJ & KWJJ-FM moved from the “Wilcox Mansion” to the old IBM building at: 2000 S.W. First Ave.
2009 Les Sarnoff died at age 60 in Portland. KINK Air Personality, 1986-2008 & 1977-82. KGON 1975-76.
2011 Norman P. Aldred died at age 80 in Newberg. KMCM/KCYX Co-owner, President & General Manager, 1968-80.
I think it was Jimmy Kimmel, who said pretty much the same thing.
I believe they’re all on the main TV towers, mostly Sylvan and Skyline or whatever their digital replacements are called.
It will be a shame to see 1330 go. It used to have a competitive signal and where I broke into radio!April 16, 2021 at 12:26 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(April Archive Edition) #50338
APRIL 16TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1940 KEX broadcast “Portland Beavers” opener, vs “San Francisco Seals.” Pacific Coast Baseball, 3:00 P.M.
1961 KLIQ 1290 kHz., increased power from 1 K.W. to 5 K.W., daytime only, from their Oaks Park transmitter site.
2001 KSTE-FM adjusted “Star 105-9” nickname slightly to “Star 105.9”, continuing Modern A.C. format.
2008 Phil Bladine died at age 89 in McMinnville. KMCM Co-founder with brother, 1949-59. President, 1957-59.
2009 KBPS-FM changed call letters to KQAC, for: “Quality, All Classical.” KBPS-HD1 became KQAC-HD1.
2010 Keri L. Stone died at age 46 in Portland. KINK Assistant Program Director, 1986-88. KATU.
I’m pretty sure that rule is on its way out or gone completely by now.
In a related area, you would be amazed how fast 30 years can go by! I’ve been on this board for over 25, as have Randy in Eugene and several others and still think of the internet as new technology!
I just don’t see how there’s any future unless they can find some way to reach the next generation of mature listeners, when that generation barely knows AM exists!April 15, 2021 at 12:17 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(April Archive Edition) #50316
APRIL 15TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1908 Kay West (#1) was born in Newberg. KEX host of “At Home with Kay West”, 1945-55. KGW, KWJJ, KOIN.
1909 Gordon E. Bambrick was born in Ada County, Idaho. KBKO/KLIQ President & General Manager, 1949-54.
1927 Don Manning was born in Portland. KBOO host of “Bebop Spoken Here” 1979 to 2005. KCNR 1986.
1930 KOIN Orchestra filled in for Paul Whitman & His Orchestra from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M. over CBS Radio Network.
1933 Jim Andrews was born in Reedsport. KKUL Air Personality, 1986-87. 24 years at KBOO.
1934 Barry A. Ackerley was born in Des Moines, Iowa. KGON & KFXX Owner & President, 1985-92.
1939 Bob “Big Daddy” Duke was born in Vancouver, WA. KGAR General Manager, 1969-78. KWAY General Manager, 1965.
1959 KPOJ switched to a Popular music format as “Action Radio” dropping MBS & “Don Lee” Networks.
1959 KWJJ affiliated with The Don Lee Network. JJ now had two networks. KWJJ picked up ABC on April 1, 1959.
1996 KXL-FM 95.5 “Best of The 70’s” expanded into the 80’s as “Music Radio 95 KXL, The Greatest Hits.”
2004 KZNY 1010 kHz., switched from “Regional Mexican” to a Standards format, as “Sunny 10-10.”
2008 KLVP-FM became KLVP(FM). This adjustment came after KLVP 1040 kHz., became KXPD on 7-31-2006.
2010 KMHD-HD2 on 89.1-2 began operation, broadcasting “The Quarry” from Mt. Hood Community College.
2011 Russell R. Niehaus died at age 85 in Portland. KBVM founding member and former board member.
What I get from some members of my extended family is that they are concerned about what might develop 30 years from now.
I’m sorry. Who had to lower power? 620 went from 5KW to 25/10KW.
April 14, 2021 at 1:29 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(April Archive Edition) #50302
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APRIL 14TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1931 Craig E. Singletary was born in Portland. KSLC 1972 Founder. KMCM Asst. Gen. Mgr., 1961, Operations Manager, 1959-60.
1947 KGW “Dr. I.Q.” NBC quiz show began from the “Paramount Theater” stage for six weeks. Fed to NBC.
1938 Ray A. Fields was born in Los Angeles, CA. KMCM President & General Manager, 1963-68. KSPR, KPAS.
2003 KRSK “Rosey 105” switched nicknames to “105-1, The Buzz” and continuing their Hot A.C. format.
2009 KXMG 1150 kHz., became KLPM which meant “La PaloMa.” The Christian Spanish format continued.
2014 Richard Conner died at age 75 in Portland. KLIQ weekend disc jockey, 1964. KOHI 1964-65. KBPS.
2014 KPOJ “Fox Sports Radio 620” changed nickname slogan to “Rip City Radio 620.” Format continued.