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January 15, 2021 at 12:48 am in reply to: This Day in Portland Radio History(January Archive Edition) #49399
JANUARY 15TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1960 KISN held an open house for their new studios at 10 N.W. 10th Ave. Studios had opened on 11-28-59.
1973 KEX affiliated with ABC’s American Information Network. They had lost ABC Radio to KGW on 12-17-56.
1987 KMJK 1290 kHz., Lake Oswego, became KVIX, continuing its CHR format as slogan “Magic.”January 14, 2021 at 12:50 am in reply to: This Day in Portland Radio History(January Archive Edition) #49391
JANUARY 14TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1902 Tom Purcell was born in Iowa. KGRO Co-founder & President, 1956-59. “Gresham Outlook” Publisher.
1920 Maryetta K. Devereaux was born in Aberdeen, WA. KPAM & KPFM Promotions Manager, 1960-63.
1938 Byron Swanson was born in Longview, WA. KEX/KKRZ Chief Engineer, 1986-02. KUPL AM/FM Chief Engineer, 1982-86.
1938 Paul Moore was born in Illinois. KKEY Talk Show Producer, 1976-81. KVAN 1480 K.C. Air Personality, 1963.
1974 FCC granted KVAN 1480 kHz., a permit allowing the previous illegal transmitter move five years earlier.
1997 KOTK 620 kHz., brought Don Imus to “The Benson Hotel” for a live “Imus In The Morning” broadcast.
1997 Bryce R. Howard died at age 71 in Portland. KHFS/KKEY Chief Engineer, 1955-66. KEY Air Personality.
2004 KBMS – ABC’s “Classic Soul Hits” format, switched back to “The Touch” Urban Contemporary format.
2005 Craig Walker retired from KKCW “K103” mornings, after 35 years in Radio. KGW Program Director & KPAM AM-FM P.D.
2014 David S. “Dave” Strauss died at age 83 in Portland. KEX Promotions Manager, 1956-57. KGW Promotions Manager, 1956.January 13, 2021 at 12:41 am in reply to: This Day in Portland Radio History(January Archive Edition) #49388
JANUARY 13TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1905 Charles L. “Ted” Baum was born in Portland. KGW staff performer, 1931-32. KOIN 1933.
1909 Ernest E. “Earnie” Crater was born in Portland. KKEY Sales Manager, 1961-84. KHFS Sales Manager, 1954-57.
1921 Barbara Angell was born in Berkeley, CA. KWJJ Host, 1960. KPDQ Host, 1957. KPTV, 1953-57.
1925 Anton H. “Tony” Schmidt was born in Portland, Oregon. KOAP-FM/TV Chief Engineer, 1961-74.
1949 Bill Minckler was born in Portland. KKCW Program Director, 1987-2004. KGW Program Director, 1981-84.
1969 KXL 750 affiliated with ABC’s American Information Radio Network, but with limited network broadcasts.
1970 KPOK-FM 98.5 MHz., reported operating with 1 K.W. for the past 2 weeks. Weather holding up antenna repair.
2002 Dave Collins died at age 78 in Portland. KKEY Talk Host, 1971-83. KWRC, 1969-71. KLIQ AM-FM, 1969.
2002 Rev. William J. Ashley-Cole died at age 94 in Anacortes Wash. KPAM/KPFM Co-owner, 1959.
2005 KWJJ-HD1 on 99.5-1 began broadcasting in Digital IBOC, a simulcast of KWJJ’s Country format.January 12, 2021 at 1:23 am in reply to: This Day in Portland Radio History(January Archive Edition) #49382
JANUARY 12TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1919 Claude Pike was born in Washington. KGON 1520 K.C., host, 1960-62. KRWC Christian News Analyst, 1959.
1930 “The Oregonian” introduced a Sunday (bi-weekly) radio column “Behind The Microphone” (Behind The Mike).
1946 KGW debuted “Name Your Music” contest show for NBC Pacific Coast stations, 4:30 to 5:00 P.M.
1972 Ore L. Price died at age 94 in Portland. KGW-KEX President, 1938-39 and General Manager, 1927-38.
“Referring to the riots of that year…radical democrats were the inciters then, though they didn’t really represent the party in general. Today it is radical republicans!”
Some people were upset because Eugene McCarthy didn’t get the Convention results that the primaries warranted. Hubert Humphrey didn’t do well in the primaries but was favored in the Convention and became the nominee. It should be noted that few states held primaries then. Among those that didn’t was New York! It should also be noted that Humphrey did better against Nixon than Trump did against Biden and no one blinked an eye!
You might need a signal amplifier or higher gain antenna.
“This could be worse than 1968.”
Trust me, Lyndon Johnson did not attempt to overthrow the US government! I would’ve noticed.January 11, 2021 at 1:34 am in reply to: This Day in Portland Radio History(January Archive Edition) #49367
JANUARY 11TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1908 Second Portland demonstration of wireless telegraph took place at the Sellwood Library at 7:45 P.M.
1910 Gene Baker was born in Portland. KOIN Announcer & Singer, 1931-35. KEX. “Queen For A Day” Announcer.
1931 John Talley was born in Syracuse, NY. KBOO “Indian World” Host, 77-00. 1st Ptld Native American program.
2006 Fred Eichhorn died at age 87 in Portland. KXL Operations Manager, 1956 & Program Director, 1942-43.
“Then my sincere hope and wish is that Trump dies in prison.” 30 years from now!January 10, 2021 at 12:53 am in reply to: This Day in Portland Radio History(January Archive Edition) #49358
JANUARY 10TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1927 Johnnie Ray was born in Hopewell. KVAN host of Johnnie Ray Music, Mon./Wed./Fri. 5:15 P.M. in 1948.
1942 “NBC Blue” Network heard over KEX became “The Blue Network.” NBC began the Network separation.
1949 KBKO 1290 K.C., signed on the air with 1 K.W., daytime only, from studios in “The Carmen Building.”
1979 KGON, KOAP-FM, KPAM-FM, KPDQ-FM, KQFM, KXL-FM, KUPL off the air most of the day, Ice Storm.
2000 Chester R. “Chet” Duncan died at age 89 in Walnut Creek, CA. KOIN Public Relations Director, 1942-47.
2001 Thom O’Hair died at age 58 in Eugene. KQFM “Q100” Program Director & Air Personality, 1980-81.
2005 Don Porter died at age 84 in Portland. KGW Program Director, 1958-61. KXL Program Director, 1957-58. KPOJ.
2010 KUPL became “Duck Country” for a day, supporting “The Oregon Ducks”, against The Auburn Tigers.
2010 KWJJ “The Wolf” became “The Duck” for a day, supporting “The Oregon Ducks”, against Auburn Tigers.
2011 KMHD-HD2 on 89.1-2 began broadcasting. Slogan call KZME’s local music format on K296FT 107.1
2013 KUPL “New Country 98-7” switched slogan to “The New 98-7, The Bull” at midnight and DJ’s blown out.
2017 Janet Day died at age 81 in Portland. KYTE-FM Air Personality, 1985-89. KBVM Production Asst. 1990’s.
I saw a very disturbing poll: The least shocking part is 69% of Republicans think Trump was not at all responsible for the march on the Capitol. Second least shocking is that 52% of Republicans think Biden is to blame and as bad as that sounds, it gets way worse! 45% of Republicans actually think it was a GOOD idea! That man and his cohorts have destroyed this country and I don’t know if we can ever recover! I sure hope so.
I know you have Andy and I appreciate it. I didn’t bring it up. I was responding to someone who was having trouble and didn’t bother to refer him to a different link.
There are two Kubes on 93.3? Didn’t there used to be a KEUB in Eugene?January 9, 2021 at 12:32 am in reply to: This Day in Portland Radio History(January Archive Edition) #49339
JANUARY 9TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1912 Franklin “Frank” Hood was born in Madera, CA. KWJJ Chief Engineer, 1946-48. KWJJ Announcer, 1941-46.
1917 Barney Keep was born in Portland. KEX Personality, 1945-79. KGW-KEX 1944-45. KXL 1943-44. KOAC.
1929 Kay West (No. 2) was born in Madison, Wisc. KEX host of “Coffee with Kay West” 1955. WHA.
1932 Jyrl Burris was born in Valley Falls, KS. Portland’s first female DJ, playing Popular music on KLIQ in 1952.
1948 KPRA 95.7 M.C., moved to 95.5 M.C. Power had increased from 250 to 3,410 watts on Healy Heights.
1949 KBKO 1290 K.C., conducted its first test broadcast at 10:00 A.M. from its transmitter site at Oaks Park.
1949 Larry R. Bohnsack was born in Sheridan, WY. KLYC President & General Manager, 1990-2011.
1959 KGW Middle of the Road format “Radio Active 6-2-0” switched to Top 40 echo “Sound 62” at 6:00 A.M.
1981 KGW opened all-new broadcast facilities in “KGW Broadcast Center”, taking a year and a half to build.
1987 KKRZ moved its antenna from Healy Heights KXL-FM tower to Skyline’s KPDX tower. New Harris transmitter.
2004 Leon Drews died at age 97 in Portland. KHFS Organist, 1956. KALE 1941. KOIN 1935-40. KPRO, KFI.
2006 KLTH Adult Contemporary “Light Rock 106.7, K-Lite” switched format to Classic Hits as “K-Hits 106-7.”
2017 KXJM Rhythmic CHR “Jam’n 107.5” switched format to Classic Hip-Hop and kept “Jam’n 107.5” slogan.
I didn’t word that very well, Andrew. Ted Cruz made this announcement: “The President’s language and rhetoric often goes too far,” the Texas senator said straight-facedly. “I think, yesterday in particular, the President’s language and rhetoric crossed the line and it was reckless. I disagree with it, and I have disagreed with the President’s language and rhetoric for the last four years.”