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July 6, 2020 at 12:14 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(July Archive Edition) #47051
JULY 6TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1933 Carl Wagner was born. KEX & KKRZ President, 1987-91. WKRC AM/FM General Manager. KTVN AM/FM General Manager.
1972 Bob McAnulty, Air Personality was involved in a bad traffic accident on I-5. He would die in 6 days.
1990 KLYC McMinnville signed on the air on 1260 kHz. Former KCYX which had been dark for 2 months.
1992 KLVS changed call letters to KPHP standing for “Portland’s Home of Praise” continued Christian programs.
1999 “The Ackerley Tower” (former KGON Tower 92.3 FM) sold to Stonehenge Towers, LLC for $2.3 Million.
2017 KGDD 1150 kHz. Tower was taken down at 10:34 A.M. by a crane. The old KKEY Tower stood for 63 years.
2005 WQCI718 Beaverton began testing on 1610 kHz. with 10 watts. Transmitter: Atop City Hall building.July 5, 2020 at 12:48 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(July Archive Edition) #47049
JULY 5TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1909 Byron R. Paul was born in Falls City. KOIN AM/FM/TV Transmitter Supervisor, 1934-74.
1958 KGW’s Heck Harper rode his horse Jody as Grand Marshal in the Molalla Buckeroo Parade & Rodeo.
1965 KGMG changed its call letters to KXL-FM. Began simulcasting KXL(AM) Good Music all instrumental format.
1986 C. Howard Lane died at age 78 in Portland. KOIN AM/FM/TV President, 1952-53 & 1960-75. Vice-President, 1953-60.
2004 John “Lefty” Palmer died at age 95 in Portland. KOIN AM/FM National Sales Manager, 1949-54 & TV to 1973.
2011 Churchill Media sold KXPD to Riverside Broadcasting, LLC for $840,000. and a $500,000 promissory note.
2017 Michael K. Wells died at age 73 in Dolomites, Italy. KBOO Station Manager, 1978-80. Host: Dawn Concert with Michael Wells.July 4, 2020 at 1:12 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(July Archive Edition) #47045
JULY 4TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1890 “Uncle” Nate Cohn was born in Portland. Hosted “Stars of Tomorrow” KEX 1949-58. KGW 1933-48. KEX.
1922 KGW holiday. Frank McGlynn read the “Gettysburg Address.” Finola Craft sang the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
1922 KYG special holiday concert at 9:00 P.M. featured Francis Richter and “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”
1923 KGW carried President Harding’s Patriotic Address live via telephone lines from Multnomah Field from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.
1925 KGW broadcast the War Department 28 station hookup of the “Muster Day Exercises” at 5:50 P.M.
1947 KGON 1230 K.C., Oregon City, signed on the air with 250 watts. Studios & transmitter were in Gladstone.
1953 KFGR Forest Grove broadcast live coverage of Hillsboro “Happy Days” Parade and the Governor’s Address.
1954 KHFS 1150 K.C., officially signed on the air at 7:00 A.M. with 1 K.W. daytime. Studios & transmitter in Vancouver, WA.
1963 John Salisbury, KXL News Director & former KPTV News Anchor was Grand Marshal of Hillsboro “Happy Days.”
1971 KOAP-FM 91.5 MHz., began broadcasting on Sundays, once again but was still off the air on Saturdays.
1973 KQIV Great American Birthday Party-Picnic concert at Delta Park: Notary Sojac, Pleasure, Holy Modal.
1976 KEX read the Declaration of Independence at 12:30 P.M. & 8:30 PM. without commercials. The Bicentennial.
1976 KGW broadcast synchronized music and narrative for the Fort Vancouver Fireworks Display at 10:00 P.M.
1981 A.F.T.R.A. strikers picketed KAAR 1480 kHz., studios and transmitter at 11197 North Portland Road.
2007 Jim Andrews died at age 74 in Oak Grove. KKUL Air Personality, 1987-88. 24 years at KBOO.July 3, 2020 at 1:19 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(July Archive Edition) #47034
JULY 3RD. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
J1914 George E. Bruns was born in Sandy. KEX Musical Director, 1946-49. KOIN Asst. Music Director. Walt Disney Music Director.
1934 Joe Allen was born in Paris, MO. KYTE/KYTE-FM/KESI/KBBT/KKCY/KUFO Chief Engineer, 1986-93.
1939 Patricia Joy was born in Glendale, CA. OPB Director of Radio Programming, 1982-87. KGW/KGW-TV 1967-81.
1954 KHFS Vancouver began testing its transmitter on 1150 kilocycles broadcasting some programming.
1954 KGW’s “Foreman” Heck Harper rode his horse Jody as Grand Marshal in the Gresham Rodeo Parade.
1963 Mark Daniels died at age 68 in Portland. KGW staff singer, 1926-36 & “Covered Wagon Days” cast, 1933.
1970 KSLM-FM Salem, signed on air on 105.1 MHz. with 96 K.W. horizontal & 23 K.W. vertical. Transmitter on Bald Hill.
Cain is 74; sound familiar?
It seems to me that the last time I checked, there was a Radio Disney on one of our HD2s or 3s.July 2, 2020 at 7:41 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(July Archive Edition) #47027
It worked! Thanks, Dan.July 2, 2020 at 1:55 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(July Archive Edition) #47026
JULY 2ND. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1912 Pete Kraushaar was born in Portland. KWJJ Organist. Played his shows live from Oaks Rink, 1945-48.
1928 KXL 1360 K.C., began carrying shows as well as contributing to the “Evergreen” Northwest network.
1928 Frank Opra was born in Ohio. KPAM/KPFM salesmen, 1961-62. KPTV Production Manager, 1952.
1992 King Broadcasting Co. sold KGW 620 kHz. & KINK 101.9 MHz., to Embarcadero Media, Inc. for $11.5 Million.
2005 KBOO-HD1 on 90.7-1 began broadcasting in Digital IBOC a simulcast of KBOO’s Eclectic format.July 1, 2020 at 1:30 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(June Archive Edition) #47014
JULY 1ST. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1897 Anne Johnstone was born on Whidbey Island, Wash. KWJJ Host of “Fellowship Haven”, 1937-1942.
1928 KPK telegraph station began operation, based at Administration Building Terminal. Transmitter on North Burgard Ave.
1958 KKEY carried the new “Interstate Bridge” dedication ceremonies “live” from the Vancouver, Washington side.
1964 Clackamas Broadcasters, Inc. sold KGON 1520 kHz. to Republic Broadcasters, Inc. for $980,000.
1969 “Sheilah In The Sky, KEX Traffic Watch.” Sheilah Frye, Portland Radio’s first flying Female Traffic Reporter.
1974 KYXI 1520 kHz., became the NBC Portland area station when the NBC Radio Network moved from KGW.
1974 Action Broadcasting Company sold KRDR to Community Communications Corporation for $575,000.
1979 KMCM changed its call letters to KCYX 1260 kHz. standing for County of Yamhill eXchange, known as “K-Six.”
1981 AFTRA strikers picketed KAAR 1480 kHz., offices at “The Governor Building” at: 408 S.W. 2nd Ave.
1982 KYXI 1520 kHz., began airing the audio feed from “CNN 2” which would become CNN Headline News.
1984 KGON 92.3 megahertz, dropped the “ABC Rock Radio Network.”
1985 Western-Sun sold KSGO/KGON to Ackerley Communications (Barry Ackerley, President) for $6,750,000.
1990 KLVS 1290 kHz., signed back on the air after 18 months with a Talk format. Studios at Harbor Square.
1994 KOPB-FM a member station of “American Public Radio” changed its name to “Public Radio International.”
1995 KOPB-FM 91.5 MHz., began 24 hour operation which included the entire OPB Radio Network.
2012 KBPS Summer shutdown, first time in 41 years. Budget cuts, also eliminating G.M. position after 89 years.July 1, 2020 at 1:29 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(June Archive Edition) #47013
It isn’t taking my topic for July, so I’ll put it here, for now.June 30, 2020 at 12:46 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(June Archive Edition) #47003
JUNE 30TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1937 KGW-KEX announced that in a few days Chet Huntley would be leaving for KFI as a Staff Announcer.
1946 Jeff Douglas was born in East Orange, NJ. KINK Program Director, 1968-72 & Station Manager, 1972-78. KGW-TV 1979-90.
1948 KXL-FM began test broadcasts from Larch Mountain, on 96.5 M.C., with 250 watts, as a KXL simulcast.
1948 KGW & KGW-FM moved studios from the “KWJJ Building” to five studios in the new “Oregonian Building.”
2001 KJUN began Federal Test Authority on 104.1 MHz., broadcasting “The History of Portland Radio.”June 29, 2020 at 1:48 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(June Archive Edition) #46982
JUNE 29TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1905 Les Halpin was born in Kaslo, B.C., Canada. KOIN News Director, 1940-67. Began at KOIN in 1935.
1913 Lou Gillette was born in Fairbanks, AK. KMCM Station Manager, 1949-53. KALE/KPOJ AM/FM, 1946-49.
1953 First Portland area Radio test of Conelrad from 1:00 A.M. to 2:00 A.M. 5 stations broadcast on 640 K.C. & 5 on 1240 K.C.
1956 KPOJ AM/FM inaugurated the first mobile studio on the West Coast during a Rita Moreno autograph party.
1979 KMJK 106.7 MHz formatted, Mellow Rock “The Magic FM” changed to Top 40 as “The All New Magic 107.”
2011 “Mel Blanc Day” proclaimed in Portland, honoring former KGW-KEX Star. Three month celebration.
2011 KXPD 1040 kHz., Tigard signed back on the air with programming from China via “Easy FM” in English.
Regarding the bounty on US soldiers story, it’s established that it happened. If he was told and did nothing(other than later endorsing Russia for the G7)that’s aiding and abetting a hostile government, against American citizens! On the other hand, if he didn’t hear anything at the time and just discovered it, why isn’t he doing anything about it now? By not doing anything about it now, he’s still aiding and abetting and still committing the same felony, just not for as long! There are no other options. This is not bipartisan! Everyone in America should be against a foreign government paying money to kill American citizens and for the President to do nothing about it is unforgivable! The republicans need to condemn this inaction now or they won’t be around as a party much longer!June 28, 2020 at 12:12 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(June Archive Edition) #46960
JUNE 28TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1887 Mason Moltzner aka Ken Mason was born in St. Paul, MN. KEX Actor, 1944-47. KGW 1931-39. KOIN.
1906 Vivian Lee was born in Portland. KWJJ Host of “Between You & Me with Vivian Lee” 2:00 P.M., 1948-49.
1925 KFVL 231 meters (1297.8 kilocycles) Vancouver Barracks with 5 watts. Destroyed by fire, never returned.
1925 Jack R. Wilbur was born in Salem, Oregon. KPOJ Promotions Manager, 1958-59. KPDQ, KOZE.
1929 KGW “Hoot Owls” program season ender with guest Eddie Peabody, King of The Banjo. 10:30 P.M.
1965 Marlowe Branagan died at age 56 in Portland. KKEY Sportscaster, 1959. KHTV, KGW-TV, KLOR TV.
1993 KEZF 1040 kHz., Tigard, signed on air with 2,200 watts day & 200 watts nights with the K-Love format.
2002 KSTE-FM changed its call letters to KRVO, standing for “105.9, The River” continued Classic Rock format.
2008 Mark Lindsay hosted his last Saturday night show on KLTH “K-Hits, 106.7” although he didn’t know it at time.
2010 Carl Wagner died at age 76 in Anderson, OH. KEX/KKRZ (FM) President, 1987-91. WKRC AM-FM General Manager.
2013 KLYC McMinnville signed back on the air at 1:00 P.M. with a live public celebration from Granary District.June 27, 2020 at 12:28 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(June Archive Edition) #46956
JUNE 27TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1923 KFIF 360 meters (832.7 kilocycles) Benson Polytechnic School reduced power from 200 to 100 watts.
1931 KGW debuted “Sitting In The Shade” with “Toley” Tolman singer and Glen Shelley organist at 3:15 P.M.
1961 Frank H. Coffin died at age 50 in Portland. KGW Asst. Manager, 1949-52. KOIN-TV Sales Manager.
1987 John A. Salisbury died at age 71 in Portland. KXL News Director, 1961-78, Exe. Director of News, 1978-82.
1989 Dorothy Stimson Bullitt died at age 97 in Seattle, Wash. KGW & KGW-TV President, 1957-61.
2004 Ted Yaw died at age 81 in Beaverton. KXL Staff Announcer, 1948-52 (of the Yaw’s family restaurant).
2014 Uncle Mort died at age 64 in Portland. KBOO host of “Rockaholics Anonymous” show. 1984-08.