A Tribute to KISN 91'derful Good Guys and staff. Listen or see Chuck Weber, Pat Pattee, Bill Howlitt, Steve Glass, Mother Bear, Tom Michaels, Tom Murphy, Professor Erwin Corey and more Kisn Pictures. Jeff Michaels
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The smiling Kisn jingle singers, the glamorous receptionist, the star-studded Kisn personalities and their portraits greet you as the crystal-clear speakers welcome you now with the Sound of Portland, on K-I-S-N. KOIL coming soon.
Jingles are the theme of a station! The tempo, rhythm and pitch matched the jingles to music.
Beautiful In-Love Jingles above: News, news!
Even the News is Wonderful here at the big 91. People are chatting, blowing instruments and trumpets, kicking-up their hi-heels, wandering around the streets with the news, sports and wonderful weather. A few of these jingles were used. The CRC package is a Tom Merriman production, very fine work of singers and engineers.
Try not to listen to all twenty-three beautiful minutes at once. Relax, then return for more Kisn wonderful sounds. Jingles help determine the identity of the station. Compare this to today's image-makers and identifiers.
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In the Rose City, a 1000 watt AM on Smith Lake, Portland Oregon waging and winning the contest against 50,000 watters. But in Portland, it was mostly ALL good.
Kisn News-Intro Voice was by KOIL Omaha, Chic Crabtree.
Newscasts mostly by disc jockeys.
Newsmen Sprig Parrot, Herm Cleaver, Bill Howlitt, Whitey Coker and the DJ-Newsmen all made it very interesting.
Commerical spot load never more than 3.5 min per set, 2.5 min average; no more than 20 min per hour.
Way Back in 1959 in Rose City it was:
From the top of the dial, KOAC 550, KGW 620, KXL top 50, KPDQ, KVAN then KISN 91, KOIN 970, KWJJ 1090, KKEY Vancouver, KEX, KLIQ 1290, KPOJ 1330 with Dick Novak, KUIK, KAAR then KVAN, KGON 1520, KWAY 1570, KOHI St. Helens, Oregon where we found Joe Allen again.
Kisn's Studio Board
In the 1950-1965 era, Kisn had a marvelous studio. GERALD GAULE has a Kisn historical document describing the whole operation. Kind of a home-made board.
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#KISN Enjoy the HANDSOME faces and voices of the KOIL, KEX and KISN Portland Radio lunimaries when they were the Yours Truly Kisn Good Guys.
KGW Broadcast House moved to Jantzen Beach for the Portland Expo with Wes Lynch, C-Fun's Red Robinson. Fourth Dimensional Sound was the electronic rage plus the First AM Stereo in '62 on KGW TV Channel Eight.620 w5000 Watt directional.
Whitey Coker threw the switch on KISN carol tree.
Notice where radio started downhill when they played the game of cumes and stats. Minority of telephone requests drove the format, unfortunately.
It's a SIXTY-YEAR Class Reunion!
"From the Portland-Vancouver electronic radar weather eye, it will be snow showers on the wonderful weekend with (DJ) "Ron Michaels".
Pat Pattee KISN, Portland, Oregon 1969. The bluesey, somewhat black-sounding twenty-year pioneer of KVAN and later KISN, was at the zenith of his radio career. Pat's favorite all-nite, turntable-side drink was Pepsi from a thermos. He was a stock-car racer at Portland Speedway. Listen to the Portland Sunspot KISN.Pat was always hot.
Pat cooled the night air at the transmitter.
Listen closely. Hear the heterodyning tone at 910 khz. and smell the coke in the nighttime Portland air. The quality may be scratchy. More Pat on the KFRC page. Sign the Guest Book if you "like" Pat.
Kisn's Steve Glass above, is the man with class. At KATA Arcata-Eureka, Steve was Morning Man! KATA with Lincoln Smith, Andy Broman, Carl Reynolds, Al Piccinni, Tom Kenlon, Bill Hughes, Jim Brady, Bob Barnett, Gary Mead, Bill Bailey and Baron Von Heron; many KISN personalities.
KISN-KJR Tom Murphy Show above
Some shows recorded in the KISN showroom at Tenth and Burnside downtown Portland Oregon.
1969 - a very unusual radio era. Also Smith Lake shack until 1960's, 181st and Marine Drive.
On KJR Murphy sounded pretty much like he did here on dear old 91-Kisn. His resume includes KBPS, KISN 1959, KJR 1966, KRLA, WCFL, WIXY, KGIL, KIIS, KPRZ, KFI, KJQI, KGRB in LA 1995, WSAI Cincy, RKO Boston, WCFL, WRRL Chicago.
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