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Oregon Radio and TV Station Photos from the John in Arizona Collection

The Oregon Radio and TV stations photos from the John in Arizona collection are listed in alphabetical order by call letters.

KACI: KACI AM 1300 The Dalles has studios on East 2nd Street. KACI-FM 97.7 and KMSW FM 92.7 are also in this building which used to be the studios for KMCQ 104.5 FM before their move to the Seattle area.
KACI Radio 1300 studios on East 2nd Street in The Dalles - 2008.
KACI Radio 1300 studios on East 2nd Street in The Dalles - 2008.

KACI Radio 1300 studios on East 2nd Street in The Dalles - 2008.
KACI Radio 1300 multi-logo van - 2008.

KAST: KAST 1370 Astoria came on the air in 1922. Studios for KAST 1370 and KAST FM 99.7 are located at 1006 West Marine Drive in Astoria. The only signage is the small cardboard sign in a studio window. One of KAST's studios is pictured along with a photo of a group of computers used to control these stations as well as some others licensed to the company that owns KAST. KAST 1370 broadcasts from two towers located in the water behind the studios.

KAST 1370 and KAST FM 99.7 studios in Astoria - 2006.
KAST 1370 Astoria control room - 2006.
KAST 1370 Astoria "radio stations in boxes" - 2006.
KAST 1370 Astoria left tower base - 2006.
KAST 1370 Astoria right tower - 2006.


KATU TV: KATU (K-2) channel 2 came on the air in 1962. John received KATU Channel 2 Portland via skip reception from Sheridan, Wyoming a few times over the years. This on air ID of a 770 mile DX reception is from 1971. The on air screen grabs are from 2012.

KATU TV Channel 2 on a 770 mile skip reception - 1971.

KATU TV Channel 2.1 Portland, Oregon KATU 2.1

KATU TV Channel 2.1 Portland, Oregon KATU 2.1

KATU TV Channel 2.1 Portland, Oregon KATU 2.1

KATU TV Channel 2.1 Portland, Oregon KATU 2.1

KATU TV Channel 2.1 Portland, Oregon KATU 2.1

KATU TV Channel 2.1 Portland, Oregon KATU 2.1



KBCH: KBCH Radio 1400 Lincoln City came on the air in 1955. Studios are located at 800 SE Highway 101.

KBCH Radio 1400 Lincoln City studios at 800 SE Highway 101 - 2005.
KBCH Radio 1400 Lincoln City studios at 800 SE Highway 101 - 2005.


KFXX: This station started out in 1925 as KFWV. Calls were changed to KWJJ in 1927 which stood for the stations founder, Wilbur J. Jerman. In 1997 the calls were changed to KOTK. In 1990 there was a format and call change, and changed to KFXX. The KFXX 1080 Portland transmitter and towers are located along NE Marine Drive. Note the round transmitter building which has two stories. Equipment is located on the top floor as this location is subject to flooding.

KFXX 1080 Portland transmitter and towers on NE Marine Drive - 2008.
KFXX 1080 Portland transmitter and towers on NE Marine Drive - 2008.


KGW TV: KGW-TV Channel 8 Portland came on the air in 1956. Originally as an ABC affiliate until 1959 when they became NBC.

KGW TV Channel 8.1 Portland, Oregon KGW 8.1

KGW TV Channel 8.1 Portland, Oregon KGW 8.1

KGW TV Channel 8.1 Portland, Oregon KGW 8.1

KGW TV Channel 8.1 Portland, Oregon KGW 8.1

KGW TV Channel 8.1 Portland, Oregon KGW 8.1


KGWZ LD: KGZW-LD Channel 46 Portland appears to be on the air as a holding place for a future sale. This screen shot is from 2012 .

KGZW-LD Channel 46.1 Portland, Oregon KGZW 46.1


KINK: KINK FM 101.9 Portland came on the air in 1968. A KINK banner was spotted in a Burgerville in 2012.

KINK FM 101.9 Portland banner - 2012.

KLBM: KLBM Radio 1450 La Grande came on the air in 1938. The call letters stand for K La grande Blue Mountains. Studios, transmitter, and tower are located at 2510 Cove Avenue in La Grande. They have been at this location since 1971. This is also the location for numerous sister stations as noted on signage and logos the van.

KLBM 1450 La Grande studios and tower at 2510 Cove Avenue - 2008.
KLBM 1450 La Grande studios and tower at 2510 Cove Avenue - 2008.
KLBM 1450 La Grande studios at 2510 Cove Avenue - 2008.
KLBM 1450 La Grande van - 2008.


KNMT TV: Channel 24 Portland came on the air in 1989 as KTDZ TV. In 1990 the calls changed to KNMT standing for National Minority Television. The station is part of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Studios are located at 432 NE 74th Avenue.

KNMT TV Channel 24 Portland sign at 432 NE 74th Avenue - 2012.


KNPT: KNPT Radio 1310 Newport came on the air in 1948 and is the oldest station in Lincoln County. Studios are located at 906 SW Alder Street.

KNPT Tadio 1310 Newport studios at 906 SW Alder Street - 2005.

KODL: KODL Radio 1440 The Dalles came on the air in 1940. Briefly in 1973 they changed the calls to KGLX, but returned them to KODL later that year. Studios are located downtown at 404 East 2nd Street.

KODL Radio 1440 The Dalles studios at 404 East 2nd Street - 2008.
KODL Radio 1440 The Dalles studios at 404 East 2nd Street - 2008.


KOIN TV: KOIN TV Channel 6 came on the air in 1953. Call letters stand for Know Oregon's Independent Newspaper. The following on air screen grabs are from 2012.

KOIN TV Channel 6.1 Portland, Oregon KOIN 6.1

KOIN TV Channel 6.1 Portland, Oregon KOIN 6.1

KOIN TV Channel 6.1 Portland, Oregon KOIN 6.1

KOIN TV Channel 6.1 Portland, Oregon KOIN 6.1

KOIN TV Channel 6.1 Portland, Oregon KOIN 6.1

KOIN TV Channel 6.1 Portland, Oregon KOIN 6.1



KOTI-TV: KOTI-TV Channel 2 Klamath Falls came on the air in 1956. The call letters refer to the Oregon Technical Institute. Sadly, this station is now just a repeater station for KOBI TV Channel 5 in Medford. John received KOTI TV on a 765 mile skip reception in Sheridan, Wyoming in 1961. Note the "Oregon's only mile high TV station" mention on the ID.

KOTI TV Channel 2 Klamath Falls on a 765 mile skip reception. - 1961.


KPDX TV: Channel 49 Portland came on the air in 1983. Originally call letters were to be KLRK TV, but prior to launch they changed to KPDX. The station was independent until 1988 when they became a Fox affiliate, then in 2002 as UPN. Currently they are a MyNetwork TV affiliate. The on air screen grabs are from 2012.

KPDX TV 49.1 Portland, Oregon KPDX 49.1

KPDX TV 49.1 Portland, Oregon KPDX 49.1

KPDX TV 49.1 Portland, Oregon KPDX 49.1

KPDX TV 49.1 Portland, Oregon KPDX 49.1

KPDX TV 49.1 Portland, Oregon KPDX 49.1

KPDX TV 49.1 Portland, Oregon KPDX 49.1


KPTV: Channel 12 came on the air in 1955 as KLOR-TV. The KPTV call letters had been on channel 27 starting in 1952. This station has quite a history of changes in network affiliations, and are currently Fox. The following screen grabs are from 2012.

KPTV Channel 12.1 Portland, Oregon KPTV 12.1

KPTV Channel 12.1 Portland, Oregon KPTV 12.1

KPTV Channel 12.1 Portland, Oregon KPTV 12.1

KPTV Channel 12.1 Portland, Oregon KPTV 12.1



KSRV: The KSRV Radio 1380 Ontario studios, transmitter, and towers are located at 1725 North Oregon Street.

KSRV Radio 1380 Ontario sign at 1725 North Oregon Street - 2008.
KSRV Radio 1380 Ontario studios and towers at 1725 North Oregon Street - 2008.
KSRV Radio 1380 Ontario towers - 2008.


KSWB: KSWB Radio Seaside came on the air in 1968 on 930. In 1984 they moved to 840. KSWB is locally owned by John Chapman who also hosts their morning show. Studios are located at 615 Broadway on the 2nd floor.

KSWB Radio 840 Seaside reception area - 2006.
KSWB Radio 840 Seaside sign in the station reception area - 2006.
KSWB Radio 840 Seaside control room - 2006.


KUNP TV: KUNP TV Channel 47 is licensed to La Grande, but serves the Portland market as well as Bend and Salem. The following on air screen grab is from 2012.

KUNP TV Channel 47.1 La Grande, Oregon KUNP 47.1

KWVT-LD: KWVT-LD is licensed to Salem, but covers the Portland market. The call letters stand for "Willlamette Valley Television" and is part of the America One network. The following on air screen grab is from 2012.


KWVT-LD Channel 49.1 Salem, Oregon KWVT 49.1


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