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AM 1600 KOHI
City Saint Helens, Oregon
Broadcast area Columbia County, Oregon
Branding Columbia County Talk Radio
Slogan "Your home for Columbia County talk radio!"
Frequency 1600 (kHz)
First air date March 2, 1960
Format News / Talk / Sports
Power 1,000 watts (day)
12 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 70467
Transmitter coordinates 45°51′15″N 122°49′11″W / 45.85417°N 122.81972°W / 45.85417; -122.81972Coordinates: 45°51′15″N 122°49′11″W / 45.85417°N 122.81972°W / 45.85417; -122.81972
Affiliations TalkStar Radio Network, AccentRadioNetwork, Liberty News Radio Network, The Liberty Radio Network
Owner The Mountain Broadcasting
Website am1600kohi.com

KOHI (1600 AM) is a radio station in St. Helens, 29 miles north of Portland, Oregon on U.S. Route 30. It serves the cities of St. Helens, Scappoose, Salmon Creek, La Center, Woodland, and Kalama, the last four of which are located in Washington.[1] The station is owned by The Mountain Broadcasting and is also affiliated with Liberty News Radio Network, Talkstar Talk Radio Network and Accent Radio Network;[2] it is also broadcast live on radiotime.com.[2]

First put on the air in 1960, AM-1600 KOHI has been serving eastern Columbia County for over 50 years. It also airs in part of western Cowlitz County, Washington.[1] Its current license was issued on January 19, 1995, and will expire on February 1, 2014.[3]

KOHI features local news, weather, information about school closings,[2] and information about upcoming events; programs it airs include The Alex Jones Show, Liberty Roundtable and locally produced Sports Talk Saturday at 9am. It airs the internationally syndicated program The X-Zone with Rob McConnell, which deals with paranormal topics including parapsychology and UFOs.[2][4] KOHI's local news program is called Columbia County Magazine, it is hosted by Marty Rowe and features community information and discussions on topics including volunteerism.[5] In 2009, KOHI ran "Lucky Jim's Fishing Show", a fictitious radio sitcom written and directed by local Hillsboro policeman Michael Rouches and producer Alex Rowe somewhat based on Rouches personal experiences.As of August 2011, the station also runs meetings of the Columbia County Board of Commissioners.[6] KOHI also broadcasts old time radio shows under the label KOHI Radio Theatre.[4]

It also broadcasts Clean Columbia County's Odd Friday every ODD Friday from 9am to 10am. Odd Friday is a local call in talk show with Nancy Ward, Brady Preheim and Marty Rowe discussing local political, environmental and other odd topics.

It is the only AM broadcast station in Columbia County.


  1. ^ a b "Coverage Map". KOHI. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Main Page". KOHI. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ "KOHI-AM 1600 kHz". Radio Locator. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Program Schedule". Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  5. ^ "What's Happening". Volunteer Columbia. 
  6. ^ "COLUMBIA COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS BOARD MEETING" (PDF). Columbia County Board of Commissioners. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 

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