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The sheriff to which Trump referred, as being on “his” side said that he “has never supported Trump and will never support him”! https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2020/09/trump-claims-in-debate-portland-sheriff-gave-him-endorsement-reese-quickly-responds-i-will-never-support-him.htmlSeptember 30, 2020 at 12:07 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(Sept. Archive Edition) #48032
SEPTEMBER 30TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1940 KEX & KGW “The Oregonian” stations both extended sign on’s one half hour earlier beginning 6:00 A.M.
1966 KISN filed a suit against Paul Oscar Anderson for “Breach of Contract” by going on the air at KGAR.
2011 Adelante Media of Oregon License, LLC sold KGDD, KOOR, KRYN, KXET back to Bustos Media, LLC.
2013 Cumulus Licensing, LLC sold KXPC to Educational Media Foundation (EMF Broadcasting) for $6.8 Million.
2013 KXPC 97.9 MHz., Aloha, signed on the air with the “K-Love” Contemporary Christian music format.
Thank you Andy! I knew you would know the answer. I was aware of Class “A”s protective status but lost track of the suffixes after the digital transition. I didn’t realize that there were special requirements for a Class A.September 29, 2020 at 12:41 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(Sept. Archive Edition) #48010
SEPTEMBER 29TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1892 Clifton H. “Clif” Watson was born in Portland. Radio Pioneer. KGG Co-owner, 1922-24. KOIN Chief Engineer, 1926-30.
1901 Norman A. “Norm” Davis was born in Portland. KALE Commercial Manager, 1944-48.
1907 Gene Autry was born in Tioga, Texas. KQFM/KKRZ (FM) Owner, 1977-84 & KEX Owner, 1962-84.
1915 Hiram Fitzpatrick was born in Portland. KPOJ AM/FM Director of Public Relations & Promotion, 1949-50.
1922 KGG 360 meters (832.7 kilocycles) opened an additional studio for news broadcasts in “The Journal Building.”
1928 KGW broadcast dedication of the world’s largest electric sign & aviation beacon on Healy Heights.
1943 KEX debuted “Down The Ways” program. Merchant seamen, who manned Portland’s Liberty ships.
1949 Burton M. Richardson was born in Portland. KISN Personality, 1968-69. KGAR 1967-68. Arsenio Hall announcer.
1965 FCC fined KISN 91 $2,000 for creating the impression the station was licensed to Portland, Oregon.
1967 William E. “Bill” Richardson died at age 65 in Newport. KPDQ General Manager, 1949-51. KWJJ General Manager.
1980 KPAM AM/FM re-affiliated with ABC’s “Contemporary” Network, news from 5:55 A.M. to 5:55 P.M. daily.
How many liberal prosecutors do you know?
Does anyone know the difference between the “CD” and “LD” suffixes?September 28, 2020 at 1:33 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(Sept. Archive Edition) #47978
SEPTEMBER 28TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1871 William J. “Bill” Hofmann was born in Newcastle, Penn. KGW Hoot Owls “Grand Silence” 1923-25.
1893 Marshall Field III was born in Chicago, Ill. Owner of KOIN (AM) 970 K.C. & KOIN-FM 101.1 M.C., 1946-52.
1911 Gerald E. “Jerry” Speerstra was born in Pleasantville, Wisc. KWJJ Program Director, 1952-65.
1917 Virginia P. Symons was born in Portland. KXL Co-owner, 1941-55 & Program Director, 1941-42.
1926 Russell R. “Russ” Niehaus was born in Illinois. KBVM 88.3 MHz., Founding member & Board member.
1937 Bonneville Dam dedication. President Roosevelt address on KGW & NBC Red, KOIN & CBS 9:30 A.M.
1937 Timberline Lodge dedication. President Roosevelt address KGW-NBC Red, KEX-NBC Blue, KOIN-CBS 1:30 P.M.
1952 KEX-FM 92.3 M.C., became Portland’s first station to carry a sports game on FM only. LA Rams’ football.
1956 KGRO 1230 K.C., Gresham signed on air with 100 watts. Original KGON frequency. Collins transmitter.
1983 Harte-Hanks Communications sold KMJK to 107 Limited for $2.2 Million. Victor M. Ives, Co-owner.
2010 KXFD moved from 2040 S.W. First Ave. studios, to the 6th floor of the “Pacwest Center” building at 2:52 P.M.September 27, 2020 at 12:05 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(Sept. Archive Edition) #47953
SEPTEMBER 27TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1928 KGW “Hoot Owls” chain added: KFJI Astoria to others: KFOA Seattle, KHQ Spokane & KVOS Bellingham.
1947 “Stars of Tomorrow” moved from “Norse Hall” to KGW studios in the KWJJ Building at 1011 S.W. 6th Ave.
1954 Barney Keep celebrated his 10th Anniversary on KEX during his morning “Keep Time” show.
1993 KXL-FM Easy Favorites “Lite 95.5” switched format to “Superstars of the 80’s & 90’s” as “Star 95.5.”
Maybe, they just weren’t paying you and everyone else was covering up. 🙂September 26, 2020 at 12:58 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(Sept. Archive Edition) #47940
SEPTEMBER 26TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1904 Abe Bercovitz was born in Philadelphia, PA. KGW Musical Director, 1944-53. KGW-KEX Musical Director, 1934-44. KGW Music 1926-34.
1921 7YG (YMCA) announced it would begin regular music broadcasts and was heard a radius of 100 miles.
1937 KALE 1300 K.C., affiliated with the Mutual-Don Lee Broadcasting System. Mutual’s western link debut.
1963 KOAP-FM began broadcasting on 91.5 MHz. Station had been off the air 12 days for the move from 92.3 MHz.
1988 KRDR (1230 kHz., off the air) was sold to Gresham Radio, Inc. for $200,000. through bankruptcy court.
2003 Bob Chase died at age 64 in Portland. KWJJ News Director, 1973-76. KEX, 1978-98. KPAM, 2000-03.
2003 School District Number 1 sold KBPS-FM 89.9 MHz., to KBPS Public Radio Foundation for $5.5 Million.
2012 KLTH “Oldies 106.7” moved from Portland studios to “Triangle Pointe” bldg. in Tigard at 11:15 A.M.
Is channel 26 back on? I haven’t been able to pick it up for awhile and the last time I checked, it overlooked my house! (Edit) I just rescanned and it’s back on.
Maybe, it’s time to get rid of the Senate in its present form. Rather than continuing to represent property owners, perhaps, it too should represent the people at large and have just as many members as the House, still elected every six years!September 25, 2020 at 1:24 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(Sept. Archive Edition) #47918
SEPTEMBER 25TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1928 Violet J. “Vi” Schultz was born in Portland. KGW AM/FM Music Librarian, 1949-52. KPOJ AM/FM.
1941 May Dearborn Schwab died in Fresno, Calif. First local vocalist as a radio singer. KGW 1922-24.
1947 KPRA 95.7 M.C., signed on the air with 250 watts from its studio & transmitter site in Healy Heights.
1947 KWJJ & KPRA (FM) broadcast Portland’s first AM/FM Sports Simulcast. Portland Beavers baseball game.
1960 KGMG 95.5 MHz., signed on the air on with 68.35 K.W. Studios & Gates transmitter in Healy Heights.
1992 Ackerley Communications sold KFXX/KGON (FM) to Apogee Communications, Inc., for $5.5 Million.
“We have not been this divided since 1968, and some who were around then say today is worse.”
I was 15 in 1968 and I can tell you right now that at no time did I fear for the continued existence of the country! My main concern was Vietnam and I remember the protesters in Chicago and Mayor Daley’s response. I remember the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy. Never in the history of this country has the President been the enemy of All the people who aren’t rich, even if many of them don’t know it yet! If Trump is re-elected, they will!September 24, 2020 at 12:39 am in reply to: Craig Adams’ This Day in Portland Radio History(Sept. Archive Edition) #47900
SEPTEMBER 24TH. TODAY IN PORTLAND RADIO HISTORY
1873 Ronald G. “Ronnie” Callvert was born in Adel, Iowa. KGW Hoot Owls “Grand Skidoo” 1925-28.
1925 KTBR 263 meters (1139.8 kilocycles) signed on the air with 50 watts from studios at Brown’s Radio Shop.
1925 KFJR (Dixon & Son) began to share time on 263 meters (1139.8 K.C.) with Milburn E. Brown’s KTBR.
1943 KGW & KEX both signed on from studios at the “KWJJ Building” after a fire destroyed their Oregonian Building studios.
1948 KPRA 95.5 M.C., signed off the air after one year, to the day. KPRA would return as KWJJ-FM in 1949.
1948 Richard A. “Dick” Francis was born in Blair, Nebr. KBOO 90.7 Director of Special Programming.
1949 KGW 620 K.C., began broadcasting with a new Raytheon transmitter, completing Vanport Flood repairs.
1961 KPDQ-FM 93.7 MHz., was reported making equipment tests from 1:00 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. Transmitter on Healy Heights.
1963 KPFM began 24 hour multiplex Stereo operation, celebrating with 19 hours of: “Ring Cycle Opera.”
2010 KPOJ’s “Thom Hartmann Program” finished his final show from Portland, moving to Washington, D.C.