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City Lake Oswego, Oregon
Broadcast area Portland, Oregon/Vancouver, Washington
Branding Talk 1640
Slogan News Talk Business
Frequency 1640 kHz
First air date October 20, 1997 (as KKJY)
Format Conservative Talk
Power 10,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 86618
Transmitter coordinates 45°27′14.00″N 122°32′47.00″W / 45.4538889°N 122.5463889°W / 45.4538889; -122.5463889
Callsign meaning Kids DiZney Radio (previous affiliation)
Former callsigns KKJY(1997-1999)
KPBC (1999-2003)
Owner Salem Media Group
(Salem Media of Oregon, Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live
Website talk1640.com

KDZR (1640 AM, "Talk 1640") is a radio station broadcasting a conservative talk format. Licensed to Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA, the station serves the Portland area. The station is currently owned by Salem Media Group.[1]

Like most affiliates, KDZR has local programming on weekends.[citation needed] They run public affairs programming that addresses the needs of the community. The station has lots of remote events where they have games and prizes for local listeners.[citation needed]


The station went on the air as KKJY on 1997-10-20. On 1999-11-01, the station changed its call sign to KPBC. On 2003-02-14 to the current KDZR.[2]

On August 13, 2014, Disney put KDZR and twenty-two other Radio Disney stations up for sale, in order to focus more on digital distribution of the Radio Disney network.[3][4]

On September 15, it was announced that Salem Media Group acquired the last five Radio Disney owned-and-operated stations for sale (including KDZR) for $2.225 million.[5] KDZR was acquired through Salem Media of Oregon, Inc., for $275,000.[6]

The sale was completed on December 4, 2015[7] and KDZR changed their format to conservative talk, branded as "Talk 1640".[8]




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