|Translator(s)||97.5 K248DD (Portland)|
|First air date||September 25, 1925 (as KTBR)|
|Power||5,000 watts unlimited|
|Callsign meaning||KK PraiZe|
|Former callsigns||KTBR (1925-1932)
|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.|
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, Oregon.
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."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.
On June 9, 1970 KPOJ changed their call letters to KPOK and switched to a "Pop Tunes and Oldies" format. On January 24, 1972 KPOK switched from "Pop Tunes and Oldies" to oldies as "The Golden Sound". 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.
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