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


The photos in the Washington section are listed in alphabetical order by call letters. All photos are the property of John In Arizona and may not be used in any form elsewhere.

KAYU TV: KAYU TV Channel 28 Spokane came on the air in 1982. Studios are located at 4600 South Regal Street as seen in the photos from 2008. Fox28 newscasts are produced by KHQ-TV. The 2007 photo shows the news set used for Fox28 at KHQ studios.

KAYU TV Channel 28 Spokane 4600 South Regal Street studios - 2008.
KAYU TV Channel 28 Spokane 4600 South Regal Street studios - 2008.
KAYU TV Channel 28 Spokane news set located at KHQ TV - 2007.

KBES: 1540 Bellevue came on the air in 1965 as KBVU but signed off in 1967. Returning to the air later as KFKF, KBES, KZAM, KLSY, KBLV, and now as KXPA. In 1974 they were KBES as seen in this photo from 1974.

KBES Radio 1540 Bellevue studios - 1974.

KBKW: KBKW came on the air in 1949. The call letters reflect the owner's name, Ben K. Weatherwax - (K)BKW. KBKW studios are located at 1520 Simpson Avenue as seen in the photo 2007. Their tower is located on Westport Road as seen in the photo from 2012.

KBKW Radio 1450 Aberdeen 1520 Simpson Avenue studios - 2007.
KBKW Radio 1450 Aberdeen tower on Westport Road - 2012.

KBRD: 680 Lacey in 1994 was KNTE then KLDY. In 1995 they changed to KBRD. Their tower is located east of Sleater Kinney Road NE north of 15th Avenue NE as seen in the photo from 2014.

KBRD Radio 680 Lacey tower near Sleater kinney Road NE - 2014.

KBSN: KBSN Radio 1470 Moses Lake has studios at 2241 Main Street studios. Their towers can be seen from I-90 and are located on a small island in Moses Lake.

KBSN Radio 1470 Moses Lake 2241 Main Street Studios - 2008.
KBSN Radio 1470 Moses Lake 2241 Main Street Studios - 2008.
KBSN Radio 1470 Moses Lake towers on Moses Lake - 2008.
KBSN Radio 1470 Moses Lake towers on Moses Lake - 2008.

KBTC TV: KBTC TV Tacoma started out at KTPS in 1961.

KBTC TV Channel 28 Tacoma, Washington KBTC 27.1 Tacoma

KBTC TV Channel 28 Tacoma, Washington KBTC 27.1 Tacoma

KCFA: The KCFA Radio 1330 Spokane station photo is of their 5408 South Freya Street location as it looked in 1974. Now KMBI, the studios are still located here. The building looks the same, the trees have grown around the area. Large KMBI lettering is now seen above the overhang above the door. KCFA came on the air in 1959. The station was purchased by the Moody Bible Institute in 1974 and changed the call letters to KMBI. Below you will find this building as it looked in 2009 as KMBI.

KCFA Radio 1330 Spokane 5408 South Freya Street studios - 1974.

KCPQ TV: Channel 13 Tacoma came on the air in 1953 as KMO-TV. They changed to KTVW before becoming KCPQ. Known as Q13 they are the Fox affiliate for the Seattle market..

KCPQ TV Channel 13 Tacoma, Washington KCPQ 13.1 Tacoma

KCPQ TV Channel 13 Tacoma, Washington KCPQ 13.1 Tacoma

KCPQ TV Channel 13 Tacoma, Washington KCPQ 13.1 Tacoma

KCPQ TV Channel 13 Tacoma, Washington KCPQ 13.1 Tacoma

KCPQ TV Channel 13 Tacoma, Washington KCPQ 13.1 Tacoma

KCPQ TV Channel 13 Tacoma, Washington KCPQ 13.1 Tacoma

KCPQ TV Channel 13 Tacoma, Washington KCPQ 13.1 Tacoma

KCPQ TV Channel 13 Tacoma, Washington KCPQ 13.1 Tacoma

KCPQ TV Channel 13 Tacoma, Washington KCPQ 13.1 Tacoma

KDUX: KDUX FM 104.7 Hoquiam banner from 2012.

KDUX FM 104.7 Radio Hoquiam banner - 2012.

KELA: KELA Radio 1470 Centralia studios, transmitter, and tower are located at 1635 South Gold Street as seen in these photos from 2008.

KELA Radio 1470 Centralia 1635 South Gold Street studios - 2008.
KELA Radio 1470 Centralia 1635 South Gold Street studios - 2008.

KEZE: The photo of the KEZE Radio 1380 Spokane 6019 South Crestline Street studios and tower is from 1974. Starting out as KPEG in 1957 when they featured an all female announcer staff. In 1970 the call letters were changed to KEZE.

KEZE Radio 1380 Spokane 6019 South Crestline Street studios - 1974.

KFMY: The four photos for KFMY Radio FM 97.7 are from 2007. The studios at 1803 State Avenue NE are pictured first. This is the home to KFMY as well as KAYO FM 99.3. This building is an addition to an old house and the employee entrance to The Eagle studios is the old front door of the house as seen in the next picture. Numerous KFMY and KAYO logos are seen on the various vehicle photos. The red truck sports an Eagle 97.7 FM logo on each side. The black PT Cruiser also has Eagle 97.7 FM logos on each side. The black PT Curiser also has Eagle logos. The white van has both Eagle 97.7 FM and KAYO logos. These stations are part of the South Sound Broadcasting company.

KFMY 97.7 Radio Olympia 1803 State Avenue studios - 2007
KFMY 97.7 Radio Olympia 1803 State Avenue studios - 2007
KFMY 97.7 Radio Olympia 1803 State Avenue studios - 2007
KFMY 97.7 Radio Olympia 1803 State Avenue studios - 2007

KGA: The first KGA Radio 1510 Spokane station and tower photo is from 1974. The old 63rd and Regal location is now filled with housing. KGA started in 1927. They have retained the same set of call letters over all of their on air time. KGA's studios at 1601 East 57th Avenue share the building with Mapleton Communication's KBBD FM "Bob FM" 103.9; KDRK FM "The Cat" 93.7; KEYF 1050; KEYF-FM 101.1; KJRB 790; and KZBD FM "The Peak" 105.7 as seen in this photo from 2009. The KGA 1510 van photo is from 2009. The KEYF and KBBD vans are featued in the next photo, also from 2009.

KGA Radio 1510 Spokane 63rd and Regal location - 1974.
KGA Radio 1510 Spokane 1601 East 57th Avenue studios - 2009.
KGA Radio 1510 Spokane 1601 East 57th Avenue studios - 2009.
KGA Radio 1510 Spokane 1601 East 57th Avenue studios - 2009

KGHO: The first KGHO Radio 1560 studio and transmitter building and tower photo is from 1973. This facility was located at the end of 31st Street in Hoquiam. That area in front of the station to Aberdeen Avenue is now a school bus storage facility. The next photo, from 2009, shows that the building and tower still exist, however the bulding shows age. KGHO is now KWOK, however the KGHO signage remains as seen in this photo from 2009. The building is used for the KWOK transmitter. Looking west from Myrtle Street, you will notice more school buses surrounding the site. The tower being used by KWOK. This photo is from 2009.

KGHO Radio 1560 Hoquiam studios and tower at the end of 31st Street - 1973.
KGHO Radio 1560 Hoquiam studios and tower at the end of 31st Street - 2009.
KGHO Radio 1560 Hoquiam old signage still in place - 2009.
KGHO Radio 1560 Hoquiam tower as seen from Myrtle Street - 2009.

KGY: The KGY Radio 1240 Olympia station and tower photos are from 2007. KGY is one of the oldest radio stations in the northwest coming on the air in 1922. The studios are located on the waterfront.

KGY Radio 1240 Olympia waterfront studios - 2007.
KGY Radio 1240 Olympia waterfront studios - 2007.
KGY Radio 1240 Olympia tower - 2007.

KHHO: The KHHO Radio 850 Tacoma 6 tower array is located on River Road East behind the River Lake RV Park. This is near where I-5 goes over the Puyallup River. The green building seen in the middle of the towers houses the transmitter. This photo is from 2009.

KHHO Radio 850 Tacoma River Road East 6 tower array - 2009.

KHQ: KHQ Radio 590 Spokane had remote studios at the Expo '74 World's Fair. This photo was taken while attending Expo '74. KHQ started out in Seattle in 1922 but was moved in 1925 to Spokane. In 1985 the call letters were changed to KLSN, 1986 to KAQQ, and in 2002 to KQNT.

KHQ Radio 590 Spokane remote studios at Expo '74 - 1974.

KHQ TV: KHQ-TV Channel 6 Spokane, Q-6, studios were located at 4202 South Regal Street until their move to their new downtown studios. The two photos of their Regal Street studios is from 1974. Note the "Q-6" sign on top of the building. The building is still there, but is now used as a school. KHQ-TV came on the air in 1952 as an ABC affiliate until 1954. The on air ID is from 1978. The next two photos from 2006 are of the new studios at 1201 West Sprague Avenue in downtown Spokane. Note the "Q-6" sign that was moved from the old building. The on air screen shot from 2006 shows weekend anchor Ana Cabrera and Spokane's favorite weekend weatherman, Jeff Womack.

KHQ TV Channel 6 Spokane print ad - 1962.
KHQ TV Channel 6 Spokane 4202 South Regal Street studios - 1974.
KHQ TV Channel 6 Spokane 4202 South Regal Street studios - 1974.
KHQ TV Channel 6 Spokane on air screen grab - 1978.
KHQ TV Channel 6 Spokane 1201 West Sprague Avenue studios - 2006.
KHQ TV Channel 6 Spokane 1201 West Sprague Avenue studios - 2006.
KHQ TV Channel 6 Spokane 1201 West Sprague Avenue entrance - 2006.
KHQ TV Channel 6 Spokane news set - 2007.
KHQ TV Channel 6 Spokane newscast production room - 2006.
KHQ TV Channel 6 Spokane weather team display - 2007.

KHQ TV Channel 6 Spokane, Washington KHQ 6.1 Spokane

KIRO TV: The two photos for KIRO-TV channel 7 Seattle show the studios at 2807 Third Avenue in downtown Seattle. The first one is from 1974 and the second from 2005. About the only change is in the signage above the doorway. KIRO-TV came on the air in 1956. KIRO Radio 710 is also located in the building. KIRO Radio came on the air in 1927 as KPCB, in 1935 the change was made to KIRO. Their move to 710 was in 1937. In 2015 there were plans to build a new building for KIRO-TV.

KIRO TV Channel 7 Seattle 2807 Third Avenue studios - 1974.
KIRO TV Channel 7 Seattle 2807 Third Avenue studios - 1005.

KITI: KITI Radio 1420 Centralia came on the air in 1977. These photos from 2009 show their 1133 Kresky Avenue location.

KITI Radio 1420 Centralia 1133 Kresky Avenue studios - 2008.
KITI Radio 1420 Centralia 1133 Kresky Avenue studios - 2008.

KJAQ: The photo of the KJAQ FM 96.5 Seattle van is from 2009. Now known as KJQN "Jack FM" the station has seen numerous call letter changes since starting in 1959 as KLSN. Call letters were changed to KYAC, KYYX, KKMI, KQKT, KXRX, KYCW, KYPT, and KRQI before becoming KJQN.

KJAQ FM 96.5 Radio Seattle van - 2009.

KJRB: KJRB Radio 790 Spokane came on the air in 1947 as KNEW. The change to KJRB was in 1966. The photo of the studios and towers is from 1974.

KJRB Radio 790 Spokane studios - 1974.

KKSN: The KKSN Radio 910 Vancouver tower site is across the river in Portland, Oregon. This 2008 photo is of their towers at the corner of NE Airport Way and NE 158th Avenue.

KKSN Radio 910 Vancouver across the river in Portland, Oregon - 2008.

KLCK: The photo for KLCK Radio 1400 and KYYT FM 102.3 Goldendale studios from 2008 is of their 620 East 3rd Street, The Dalles, Oregon location.

KLCK Radio 1400 Goldendale studios in The Dalles, Oregon - 2008.

KLOG: KLOG Radio 1490 has studios at 506 West Cowlitz Way as seen in the photo from 2008. This building is also the studios for KUKN FM 105.5 "Cookin' Country" Longview. Their tower is located along I-5 as seen from the photo from 2014.

KLOG Radio 1490 Kelso 506 West Cowlitz Way studios - 2008.
KLOG Radio 1490 Kelso tower as seen from the I-5 - 2014.

KMAS: KMAS Radio 1030 Shelton is located at 210 West Cota Street as seen in the photo from 2008. The photos from inside the station are from 2010. John is pictured with KMAS President and General Manager Dale Hubbard in the main control room. The KMAS transmitter and tower are in a secluded area of Shelton along East Capital Village Lane. The entrance to the site is shown in the photo from 2010.

KMAS Radio 1030 Shelton 2010 West Cola Street studios - 2008.
KMAS Radio 1030 Shelton 2010 West Cola Street studios - 2010.
KMAS Radio 1030 Shelton 2010 West Cola Street studios - 2010.
KMAS Radio 1030 Shelton 2010 West Cola Street studios - 2010.
John pictured with KMAS President and General Manager Dale Hubbard - 2010.
KMAS Radio 1030 Shelton transmitter and tower location on East Capital Village Lane - 2010.

KMBI: The KMBI Radio 1330 Spokane station photos are of their 5408 South Freya Street location as it looked in 2009. Coming on the air as KCFA in 1959, the station was purchased by the Moody Bible Institute in 1974 and changed the call letters to KMBI. See KCFA above to see how the building looked in 1974.

KMBI Radio 1330 Spokane 5408 South Freya Street studios - 2009.
KMBI Radio 1330 Spokane 5408 South Freya Street studios and tower - 2009.

KO-AM-TV: While this station only broadcasts over Comcast channel 257 in the Seattle area, they do provide an extensive broadcast schedule 24/4 to the Korean community. The only KOrean-AMerican television station in Washington. Broadcasts include a 10 PM newscast. The photos, from 2009, are of their 32008 32nd Avenue South location. They have been in this building since March of 2008.

KOrean-AMerican television Seattle 32008 32nd Avenue South studios - 2009.
KOrean-AMerican television Seattle 32008 32nd Avenue South studios - 2009.

KOMO TV: The KOMO-TV channel 4 KOMO Radio 1000 station photo is from 2005. Their building isn't hard to find, it's across from the Seattle Space Needle at 140 Fourth Avenue North in downtown Seattle. KOMO-TV Channel 4 came on the air in 1953. They were an NBC affiliate until 1959. KOMO Radio 1000 came on the air as KGFA 980 in 1926. The photo of the KOMO-TV Channel 4 Seattle satellite live truck is from 2005.

KOMO TV Channel 4 Seattle 140 Fourth Avenue North studios - 2005.
KOMO TV Channel 4 Seattle satellite truck - 2005.

KONG TV: KONG TV Channel 16 is licensed to Everett, but serves the Seattle market. Programming is provided by KING-TV including newscasts as seen in this screen grab from 2012 of a live shot featuring reporter Jake Whittenberg.

KONG TV Channel 16 Everett, Washington KONG TV 16.1 Everett

KPQ: Heading to apple country, the photo of the KPQ Radio 560 Wenatchee studios at 231 North Wenatchee Avenue is from 2007. KPQ came on the air in 1928. Note the use of the apple shapes on their building sign.

KPQ Radio 560 Wenatchee 231 North Wenatchee Avenue studios - 2007.
KPQ Radio 560 Wenatchee 231 North Wenatchee Avenue studios - 2007.

KREM TV: KREM-TV Channel 4 Spokane came on the air in 1954 as an ABC affiliate. They changed to CBS in 1976. The first photo is of their 4103 South Regal Street studios as they looked in 1974. The on air ID for KREM-TV is from 1975. The next photo is of how the KREM-TV 4103 South Regal Street location looked in 2008. Those pine trees sure have grown. The two on air frame grabs are from 2009. The first is of a combo station ID / news tease and the other from a PSA for Spokefest including the KREM logo. The towers behind KREM-TV on Regal had been used by KREM-TV when they came on the air, and KREM Radio 970 which is now KTTO. This 2008 photo was taken from the Shopko parking lot just south of the site. KREM Radio 970 came on the air in 1947. The call letters were changed to KZZU in 1985, KHIT in 1987, KTRW in 1988, and then to KTTO in 2005.

KREM TV Channel 2 Spokane 4103 South Regal Street studios - 1974.
KREM TV Channel 2 Spokane on air ID - 1975.
KREM TV Channel 2 Spokane 4103 South Regal Street studios - 2008.
KREM TV Channel 2 Spokane 4103 South Regal Street studios - 2008.
KREM TV Channel 2 Spokane on air screen grab - 2009.
KREM TV Channel 2 Spokane on air screen grab - 2009.
Towers behind the KREM TV studios = 2009.

KRXY: KRXY FM "Roxy 94.5" studios are located at 2124 Pacific Avenue SE as seen in this photo from 2009.

KRXY FM 94.5 Olympia 2124 Pacific Avenue SE studios - 2009.
KRXY FM 94.5 Olympia 2124 Pacific Avenue SE studios - 2009.

KSUH: The Radio Hankook studios at 807 S. 336th Street in Federal Way photos are from 2009. Operating two stations, KWYZ 1230 Everett and KSUH 1450 Puyallup, they broadcast a mix of Korean language programming to the Seattle area. KWYZ 1230 signed on in 1957 at KQTY and changed to KWYZ in 1962. 1230 Puyallup came on the air in 1951 as KAYE and has seen numerous call letter changes over the years including KUPY, KJUN, KKBY, and in 1997 to KSUH.

KSUH 1450 Puyallup and KWYZ 1230 Everett studios in Federal Way - 2009.
KSUH 1450 Puyallup and KWYZ 1230 Everett studios in Federal Way - 2009.

KSPO: The 6019 South Crestline Street station location in Spokane has a rich history in broadcasting. Currently the building houses KSPO-FM 106.5 (licensed to Dishman) and KTRW 630, however it once was the studio location for KEYF and KUDY. The tower seen in the photos from 2009 has been used by KPEG/KEZE 1380 in the past as well as KEYF. That tower is now just used to hold studio to thransmitter links. KTRW broadcasts from this building. This area of Spokane has been developed into housing since the early days of KPEG. Note the photo above for KEZE showing the 6019 South Crestline Street address as it looked in 1974.

KSPO FM 106.5 and KTRW 630 Spokane 6019 South Crestline Street studios - 2009.
KSPO FM 106.5 and KTRW 630 Spokane 6019 South Crestline Street studios - 2009.
KSPO FM 106.5 and KTRW 630 Spokane 6019 South Crestline Street studios - 2009.
KSPO FM 106.5 and KTRW 630 Spokane 6019 South Crestline Street studios - 2009.

KSPS TV: KSPS-TV Channel 7 the PBS affiliate in Spokane, came on the air in 1967. The two photos are of their 3911 South Regal Street location. One of the photos is from 1974 and the other is from 2008. The building has been expanded over the years.

KSPS TV Channel 7 Spokane 3911 South Regal Street studios - 1974.
KSPS TV Channel 7 Spokane 3911 South Regal Street studios - 2008.
KSPS TV Channel 7 Spokane 3911 South Regal Street studios - 2008.

KUDY: The first KUDY Radio 1280 Spokane station and towers photo is from 1974. The next three photos are from 2009 showing an addition onto the building. While the call letters are now KPTQ, the signage still shows the KUDY call letters on the 5100 block of the South Palouse Highway. KUDY came on the air in 1964. They changed to KAQQ in 2002 and to KPTQ in 2005. In addition to KPTQ (formerly KUDY) 1280, the building is the location for the transmitter for KEYF 1050 (Dishman). The other signage mentions KCDA "Mix 103.1" FM and KKZX 98.9 FM.

KUDY Radio 1280 Spokane studios - 1974.
KUDY Radio 1280 Spokane studios - 2009.
KUDY Radio 1280 Spokane studios - 2009.
KUDY Radio 1280 Spokane studios - 2009.

KWIQ: KWIQ FM 100.3 Moses Lake started out as KFMT in 1978 and changed to KWIQ in 1980. The tower can easily be seen along I-90 as seen in this photo from 2009.

KWIQ FM 100.3 Moses Lake tower as seen from I-90 - 2009.

KWOK: KWOK Radio 1490 Aberdeen tower as seen in 2012. See KGHO above for more information on this facility.

KWOK Radio 1490 Aberdeen tower - 2009.

KXLE: KXLE Radio 1240 and KXLE FM 95.3 studios and tower at 1311 Vantage Highway in Ellensburg as seen in the photos from 2008.

KXLE Radio 1240 Ellensburg 1311 Vantage Highway studios and tower - 2008.
KXLE Radio 1240 Ellensburg 1311 Vantage Highway studios and tower - 2008.

KXLY: The photo of the two towers is from 2009. One of the towers is for KXLY Radio 970 and the other is used by KXLX Radio 700 and KTRW Radio 630. The towers are just south of the athletic park at South Regal Street and East 46th Avenue in Spokane.

KXLY 970 tower and the KXLX 700 - KTRW 630 tower on South Regal Street - 2009.

KXLY TV: KXLY-TV Channel 4 Spokane came on the air in 1952 as Spokane's 2nd television station. The print ad is from 1962. The on air ID is from 1978. The HD ID is from 2009.

KXLY TV Channel 4 Spokane early print ad - 1962.
KXLY TV Channel 4 Spokane on air ID - 1978.

KHQ TV Channel 6 Spokane, Washington KXLY 4.1 Spokane

KXRO: The first KXRO Radio 1320 Aberdeen photo of their 1308 Coolidge Road studios and KXRO tower is from 2004. This building is also the home for KWOK Radio 1490, KXXK Radio 95.3 FM, and KDUX Radio 104.7 FM. The next two photos showing the station and towers is from 2012. The photo of the painted billboard is from 2008.

KXRO Radio 1320 Aberdeen 1308 Coolidge Road studios - 2004.
KXRO Radio 1320 Aberdeen 1308 Coolidge Road studios - 2012.
KXRO Radio 1320 Aberdeen 1308 Coolidge Road towers - 2012.
KXRO Radio 1320 Aberdeen banner - 2007.

KXXK: KXXK Radio FM Hoquiam, Kix 95.3, offeded a Kix County Chicken Fried Steak Dinner at the Lighthouse Cafe in 2009.

KXXK FM 95.3 Hoquiam banner - 2009.

KXXO: The next two photos from 2007 are of the KXXO Radio 96.1 FM Olympia studios at 119 NE Washington Street. The neon tower sign is fun to watch as rings light up from the tower center. Known as the Rockway-Leland Building, KGY Radio was located here from 1941 until they moved to their waterfront location in 1960.

KXXO Radio 96.1 FM Olympia 119 NE Washington Street studios - 2007.
KXXO Radio 96.1 FM Olympia 119 NE Washington Street studios - 2007.

KZNW: KZNW Radio 1340 Wenatchee came on the air in 1993 as KWWX. They changed the call letters to KZNW not long before this 2007 station photo was taken. This 231 North Wenatchee Avenue location is also the home to KAAP FM 99.5 "The Apple" as well as KWWW "KW3" as well as KZPH Rock 106.7 and KYSN FM 97.7. The 2007 photo of the building sign lists each station located in the building. The van photo from 2007 displays logos for each of the stations. The Super Z (KZNW) and KW3 (KWWW) logos are easily seen. The KZNW Radio 1340 tower is located at the end of Brenner Lane in East Wenatchee.

KZNW Radio 1340 Wenatchee 231 North Wenatchee Avenue studios - 2007.
KZNW Radio 1340 Wenatchee 231 North Wenatchee Avenue studios - 2007.
KZNW Radio 1340 Wenatchee vehicle - 2007.

KZNW Radio 1340 Wenatchee tower

KZNW Radio 1340 Wenatchee in East Wenatchee - 2007

All photos are the property of John C Johnson / John In Arizona / johninarizona and may not be used in any form elsewhere.

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