|City of license||Lebanon, Oregon|
|Broadcast area||Mid-Willamette Valley|
|First air date||1995|
|Power||1,000 watts (unlimited)|
|Owner||Eads Broadcasting Corporation|
KGAL (1580 AM, "NewsTalk 1580") is a radio station licensed to serve Lebanon, Oregon, USA. The station, which began broadcasting in 1995, is owned by the Eads Broadcasting Corporation. It has filed an application with the FCC to increase its daytime power to 7,500 watts.
Local weekday programs include Morning Update with Weldon Greig and "Radio" Ray Pietz, Valley Talk hosted by Jim Willhight and "Radio" Ray Pietz, plus sports talk show From the Sidelines on Fridays. Weekday syndicated programming includes Midnight Trucking Radio Network, Bill Bennett in the Morning with William Bennett, America in the Morning with Jim Bohannon, plus talk shows hosted by Dennis Prager, commentator and film critic Michael Medved, conservative author Hugh Hewitt, Radio Hall of Fame member Jim Bohannon, plus the Midnight Radio Network.
A Moment in Oregon History
Throughout 2009, KGAL and sister station KSHO aired a series of one-minute historical vignettes as part of Oregon's sesquicentennial celebration. The program, titled A Moment in Oregon History, highlights notable Oregon residents and key historical events. Each of the 240 vignettes was written by author Rick Steber.
The Eads Broadcasting Corporation received the original construction permit for this station from the Federal Communications Commission on December 27, 1994. The new station was assigned the call letters KGAL by the FCC on January 23, 1995. KGAL received its license to cover from the FCC on November 20, 1995.
Awards and honors
Eads Broadcasting owner Charlie Eads was the Broadcaster of the Year in Oregon and was honored as Volunteer of the Year at the 2009 Ovation Awards given out at the annual Northwest Festivals and Events Conference. Eads was cited for his work with the Willamette Valley Concert Band, the Linn County Cultural Coalition, and several other community organizations.
- "Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
- "Program Guide for Monday-Friday". KGAL 1580 AM. Retrieved April 5, 2009.
- "KGAL broadcasts football". Lebanon Express. October 14, 2008.
- "KGAL, KSHO present author Rick Steber". Lebanon Express. February 17, 2009.
- "Application Search Details (BP-19940629AC)". FCC Media Bureau. December 27, 1994.
- "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
- "Application Search Details (BL-19950815AB)". FCC Media Bureau. November 20, 1995.
- "The Best (and Worst) of Arena-Ball". The News Tribune. May 27, 1997. "And you wonder how much it's catching on when you see that the team's radio network consists of KIOV in Fruitland, Idaho, and KGAL in Lebanon, Ore."
- Ingalls, Cathy (March 13, 2009). "Ovation Awards go to 6 Albany events, helpers". Albany Democrat-Herald.
- FCC application
- KGAL official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KGAL
- Radio-Locator Information on KGAL
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KGAL