KKPZ

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KKPZ
City of license Portland, Oregon
Branding The Truth
Frequency 1330 kHz
First air date September 25, 1925 (as KTBR)
Format Religious radio
Power 5,000 watts unlimited
Class B
Facility ID 4113
Transmitter coordinates 45°27′13″N 122°32′45″W / 45.45361°N 122.54583°W / 45.45361; -122.54583Coordinates: 45°27′13″N 122°32′45″W / 45.45361°N 122.54583°W / 45.45361; -122.54583
Callsign meaning KK PraiZe
Former callsigns KTBR (1925-1932)
KALE (1932-1948)
KPOJ (1948-1970)
KPOK (1970-1976)
KUPL (1976-1995)
Former frequencies 1139.8 kHz (1925-1927)
1060 kHz (1927-1928)
1310 kHz (3/1928-11/1928)
1300 kHz (1928-1941)
Owner KPHP Radio, Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website kkpz.com

KKPZ (1330 AM, "The Truth") is a radio station broadcasting a religious radio format. Licensed to Portland, Oregon, USA, it serves the greater Portland, OR / Vancouver, WA metro area. The station is currently owned by KPHP Radio, Inc (Crawford Broadcasting Company); located in Happy Valley, OR.

History[edit]

In 1932, the station (then known as KTBR and broadcasting on 1300 kHz with 500 W power) was purchased by the management of KOIN, and the call letters were changed to KALE. A story in a trade publication noted that KALE "will broadcast CBS sustaining features which KOIN cannot handle."[1]The station's call letters were changed to KPOJ effective June 6, 1948, the date on which sister station KPOJ-FM began broadcasting. The stations were owned and operated by the Portland Oregon Journal newspaper.[2]

On June 9, 1970 KPOJ changed their call letters to KPOK and switched to a "Pop Tunes and Oldies" format. On June 18, 1973 KPOK switched from oldies "The Golden Sound" to "Cross-Country" (a mixture of modern country and top hits). On August 16, 1976 KPOK switched from "Rockin' Country" to beautiful music and changed call letters to KUPL. In March 1984 KUPL changed their format from adult standards (as "Music of Your Life") to country.

On November 1, 1995 KUPL changed their call letters to KKPZ and switched to its current religious format.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KOIN Buys KTBR" (PDF). Broadcasting. October 1, 1932. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "New FM Operation Open As KALE Changes to KPOJ" (PDF). Broadcasting. June 14, 1948. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 

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