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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.


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 KALE 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]


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

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