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January 27, 2020 at 1:43 am in reply to: This Day in Portland Radio History (January)(Archive Edition) #43908
JANUARY 27TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1893 Vincent I. Kraft was born in Seattle, WA. Pioneer Founder & Owner of KEX, 1926-28 with KJR, KGA.
1928 KGW “Hoot Owls Deluxe Frolic” 5th anniversary special with recreations of their best bits. 10:30 P.M. to midnight.
1969 KMCM rented a helicopter & dropped food supplies in the High Heaven/Peavine Ridge area. People were snowbound.
1977 James A. Mount died at age 72 in Portland. KGW Station Manager, 1954-56. KXL Sales Manager, 1944-54.
1979 Dick Wesson died at age 59 in Costa Mesa, CA. KPOJ Newscaster, 1948-50 & KALE Deejay, 1946-48. Later ABC.
1989 KYTE “The Music You Remember” switched format to a simulcast of KYTE-FM as “Classical 970.”
2007 KCMD “AM 970, Solid State Radio” moved studios from the “Koin Center” to 2040 S.W. First Avenue.
I’m not going to commit to anything but I don’t see why not, as long as you don’t post anything beyond total audience share. People do it all the time. I never do that anyway. I put up a link.January 26, 2020 at 12:07 am in reply to: This Day in Portland Radio History (January)(Archive Edition) #43904
JANUARY 26TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1894 Dr. John H. Fitzgibbon, Sr. was born in Portland. KGON 1230 K.C., Co-founder & President, 1947-56.
1925 Kenneth E. “Ken” Palmer was born in Neosho, MO. KYMN President, 1964-67. KYXI President, 1967-71.
1932 KGW debuted “Tea Time Bazaar” at 3:45 P.M. It was co-hosted by Frank Sardam & Ann Roberts.
1952 Jane Hoyt was born in Long Beach, CA. KEX Promotion Director, 1979-80. KOIN/KYTE Public Affairs Director.
1955 Eddie Van Halen was born in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. KZRC/KXYQ AM/FM Co-owner, 1992-95.
1967 Leonard “Len” Shreve died at age 50 in Portland. KGW Newscaster & DJ, 1952-56. KWJJ Technician, 1941-50.
1973 Pacific & Southern Company, Inc. sold KYXI to McCoy Broadcasting Company for $1.5 Million.
2007 Volcano Broadcasting Co. sold KOHI to Mountain Broadcasting, LLC for $195,000. (Martin Rowe, President).
2011 KKAD “Sunny 1550” changed its call letters to KKOV. Call letter meaning “The Couve” slang for Vancouver.January 25, 2020 at 1:39 am in reply to: This Day in Portland Radio History (January)(Archive Edition) #43900
JANUARY 25TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1881 Chuck W. Myers was born in Muscatine, Iowa. KOIN President, 1931-46. KQP Sales Manager, 1926.
1898 Anson Bush was born in Portland. KOIN co-host of “The Frank Trevor & Anson Bush Show”, 1931-32.
1911 Earl E. Peterson was born in Illinois. KGW Chief Engineer, 1953-56. KGW-KEX Engineer starting, 1938.
1923 KFEC began broadcasting Weather Reports on the designated weather wave 485 meters (618.1 kilocycles).
1956 John C. Emmel died at age 48 in Portland. KWJJ Musical Director, 1948-51. KALE Music Director, 1944-45. KOIN.
1979 KMJK was authorized to change studio location from “MagicManor” to the “Kristin Square” building.
1990 Alexander Lockwood died at age 87 in Los Angeles, CA. KGW actor “The Coffee Club” 1936-37. Movie actor.
1991 KMJK-FM “Mix 106” “The Best Mix of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s”, changed its calls to KMXI, for: “Mix 106.”
1996 Robert W. “Bob” Brower died at age 75 in Portland. KGON 1230 kHz., Chief Engineer, 1949-51. KGW-TV.
2003 Dave Stone’s, Kisn “Time Machine” airing on KKSN-FM, began syndication as “Forgotten Oldies.”
2011 KLPM 1150 kHz., changed its calls to KXET standing for “Extios” continuing its Regional Mexican format.
I just saw a poll for wanting witnesses and the tally was 84% for democrats and 69% for both republicans and independents! That’s pretty overwhelming support to just ignore!
Total audience shares are probably in the clear. I’ve never heard of any issue with them. I think you could claim “fair use”. I usually see rankings for demographic breakdowns or day parts.January 25, 2020 at 1:23 am in reply to: Bruce Murdock and John Erickson Both Retiring Dec. 20 #43897
I find it interesting that the only two people to score on this one, went to school together.
It’s their licensed site. It should because it’s no longer licensed to Newport, even as an auxiliary location!January 24, 2020 at 10:43 am in reply to: Bruce Murdock and John Erickson Both Retiring Dec. 20 #43891
It was more like a foul ball. I got the right city, as mentioned earlier!January 24, 2020 at 12:54 am in reply to: This Day in Portland Radio History (January)(Archive Edition) #43882
JANUARY 24TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1957 Brad Dolbeer was born in Portland. KINK Assistant P.D. & Personality. KLTH A.P.D. 2006-09. KGON, KMJK.
1963 Anthony Casey “The Dark Casanova” was born in Portland. KBMS Air Personality, 1988-91. KBOO.
1972 KPOK 1330 kHz., “Pop tunes blended with Oldies” switched to “The Golden Sound” Hits of the past 20 years.
1972 KPOK-FM 98.5 MHz., automated “OK Stereo 98” switched to automated version of “The Golden Sound.”
1974 KGON (FM) 92.3 MHz., left the air for 8 days to move studios from Oaks Park to KYXI studios in Clackamas.
1978 Robert W. Ball, Jr. KPDQ AM/FM Vice-President & G.M. received the “Award of Merit” at the N.R.B. convention.
2011 KPWX Regional Mexican “1130 AM La Mexicana” switched format to Spanish Christian as “La PaloMa.”
2012 Ed L. Nuhring died at age 82 in Portland. KMCM Chief Engineer & Announcer, 1955-61. KOIN-TV Technician.
…and now he’s done this to the drinking water supply: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-admin-rolls-back-protections-for-waterways-aiding-developers It must be pretty awful, if this is the Fox News take!January 23, 2020 at 1:45 am in reply to: This Day in Portland Radio History (January)(Archive Edition) #43870
JANUARY 23RD. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1902 Glenn Shelley was born in Portland. KOIN organist, 1954-65. KGW 1944-53. KGW-KEX 1933-44. KGW 1931-33.
1924 Richard J. “Dick” Butterfield was born. KOIN/KOIN-FM & KOIN-TV General Manager, 1973-77.
1925 KDYQ 360 meters (832.7 K.C.) signed off the air for a studio & transmitter move and never returned.
1939 Barney Keep married Eleanor Cleveland. Later the “Biscuit Burner” on Barney’s KEX “Keep Time” program.
1955 KQFM added Sundays to its broadcast schedule, 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. Station was now on 7 days a week.
1978 KQFM 100.3 MHz., unveiled a new format “Pop Album Oriented Contemporary Music” as “Stereo Q100.”
1990 KKCY changed call letters to KUFO, standing for “Unidentified Flying Object”, continuing its AOR format.
1996 Jody Hotka died at age 45 in Portland. KWJJ AM/FM Production Manager, 1980’s. KODL Promotion Manager.
2001 KUPL 970 kHz. “Classic Hit Country” switched its format to Oldies, as “AM 970, Cruisin’ Oldies.”
2016 Bob Bennett died at age 67 in Palm Springs, CA. KPAM/KPAM-FM Personality, 1975-76. KKSN/KKSN-FM.
Trump just said that if he’s re-elected, he’ll consider cutting entitlement programs including social security! Does this seem like good strategy when a huge portion of his base is older men?
In 1980, KKEY tied KMJK for fifth and never subscribed to a ratings service. Of course, they couldn’t use the results anyway.
That sounds more like what I would expect, keeping a local connection. Good choice!