KFXX (AM)

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KFXX
City of license Portland, Oregon
Broadcast area Portland, Oregon
Branding ESPN Radio 1080 The FAN
Slogan "Portland's All-Sports Station"
Frequency 1080 kHz
Repeaters 99.5-2 KWJJ-HD2
First air date October 12, 1925 (as KFWV)
March 19, 2004 (as KFXX)
Format Sports
Power 50,000 watts (day)
9,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 57830
Transmitter coordinates 45°33′26″N 122°29′8″W / 45.55722°N 122.48556°W / 45.55722; -122.48556Coordinates: 45°33′26″N 122°29′8″W / 45.55722°N 122.48556°W / 45.55722; -122.48556
Former callsigns KFWV (1925–1927)
KWJJ (1927–1997)
KOTK (1997–2004)
Former frequencies 1410 kHz (1925–1927)
1310 kHz (1927–1928)
1200 KHz (3/1928-11/1928)
1060 kHz (1928–1934)
1040 kHz (1934–1941)
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Entercom Communications
(Entercom License LLC)
Sister stations KGON, KMTT, KNRK, KRSK, KWJJ-FM, KYCH-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1080thefan.com

KFXX (1080 AM, "1080 The FAN") is a class B clear channel AM radio station broadcasting from Portland, Oregon, United States; the dominant Class A stations on 860 AM are WTIC, Hartford, Connecticut, KRLD, Dallas, Texas and KUDO, Anchorage, Alaska. As of 2006 it is owned by Entercom Portland LLC and runs sports radio programming.[1] The studios are located south of downtown Portland, and the transmitter site is in the Northeast side along the Columbia River.

KFXX carries Colin Cowherd from ESPN Radio. However, KFXX lost the carriage rights to The Jim Rome Show (now carried on KXTG "750 The Game") and also lost Dan Patrick. Patrick moved to the KXTG lineup with his new syndicated show. [2]

KFXX, airs two live local shows: "Primetime with Isaac Ropp and Jason 'Big Suke' Scukanec" on weekday afternoons from 3pm-7pm. The first three hours of "Primetime" are simulcast on Comcast SportsNet Northwest. On June 4, 2012, KFXX added "Travis & Wilcox" with former Oregon Ducks Tight End Josh Wilcox, and radio personality Travis Demers. The show airs weekdays Noon-3pm.

History[edit]

This station was first licensed as KFWV, which began operations on October 12, 1925. In 1927 the call sign was changed to KWJJ, incorporating the initials of the station's founder, Wilbur J. Jerman. KWJJ became Portland's ABC affiliate in 1959 and adopted a country music format in 1965.[3] The call sign was changed to KOTK in 1997, with a format change to "hot talk".

The KFXX call letters were first used in the Portland market on "The X," a hard rock station on 1520 AM. KFXX flipped to its current sports format in 1990.[4] KFXX moved to AM 910 on March 29, 1998, then swapped frequencies with KOTK on March 19, 2004.[5]

In its early days, one of its hosts was Neil Lomax, a former quarterback at Portland State University and the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Day, James (May 4, 2009). "Area radio stations alter programming; Some of the talk shows on KFXX will be tough to receive for area listeners". Statesman Journal. 
  2. ^ [1] The Oregonian
  3. ^ KWJJ
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ The Portland Radio Guide. [3].

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