KQRR

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KQRR
City Oregon City, Oregon
Broadcast area Portland, Oregon
Branding Portland Christian Radio
Frequency 1520 kHz
First air date 1947 (as KGON at 1230)
1956 (as KGON on 1520)
Format Christian radio
Language(s) Russian
Power 50,000 watts day
15,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 2431
Transmitter coordinates 45°24′44.00″N 122°34′37.00″W / 45.4122222°N 122.5769444°W / 45.4122222; -122.5769444
Former callsigns KGON (1947-1964)
KYMN (1964-1967)
KYXI (1967-1984)
KSGO (1984-1989)
KFXX (1989-1998)
KKSN (1998-2003)
KZNY (2003-2004)
KGDD (2004-2015)
KXET (2/4/2015-2/12/2015)
Former frequencies 1230 kHz (1947-1956)
Owner Bustos Media
(Bustos Media of Oregon License, LLC)
Sister stations KGDD, KOOR, KRYN, KZZR
Website pdxrr.com

KQRR (1520 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Russian Christian format. Licensed to Oregon City, Oregon, United States, it serves the Portland OR area. The station is currently owned by Bustos Media of Oregon License, LLC.

History[edit]

The station signed on the air on July 4, 1947 as KGON at 1230 kHz. On July 30, 1956 KGON moved to its current 1520 kHz frequency. On August 1, 1964 KGON changed their call letters to KYMN and aired a top 40 format as "Kim Radio". On February 1, 1965 KYMN changed their format to "Good Music" as "Fine Kim Music".

On September 18, 1967, KYMN changed their call letters to KYXI and aired a beautiful music format. In September 1973, KYXI shifted its format to MOR (middle-the-road). On July 12, 1976, KYXI switched to an all-news and talk format as "News 15", with programming from NBC's NIS (News and Information Service), which lasted until May 29, 1977 after which KYXI became a CBS affiliate and continued its all-news/talk format until 1984.

On September 1, 1984, KYXI changed their call letters to KSGO and switched to an oldies format as "Solid Gold Oldies".

On August 18, 1989, KSGO changed their call letters to KFXX and switched to a rock format as "1520 The X". On September 1, 1990, KFXX switched to a sports/talk format as "The Fox". In June 1994, KFXX rebranded as "Sports Radio 1520 The Fan" and added an affiliation with ESPN Radio.

On March 30, 1998, KFXX and its sports format swapped frequencies with adult standards-formatted KKSN 910 AM, with the KKSN calls and standards format coming to 1520 AM as "Sunny 1520".

On November 17, 2003, KKSN changed their call letters to KZNY, continuing with its "Sunny 1520" adult standards format.

On March 15, 2004, KZNY changed their call letters to KGDD and on April 13, 2004, switched to a regional Mexican format, branded as "La Gran D".

In June 2011, Adelante Media sold KGDD and three Portland, Oregon, area sister stations to Bustos Media (through its license-holding subsidiary Bustos Media Holdings, LLC) for a combined sale price of $1,260,000. The FCC approved the transfer on August 16, 2011, and the deal was formally consummated on September 30, 2011.[1]

On February 4, 2015, KGDD changed their call letters to KXET and changed their format to Russian Christian, swapping formats with KXET 1150 AM Portland, OR. On February 12, 2015, KXET changed their call letters to KQRR.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-20110608ACF)". FCC Media Bureau. September 30, 2011. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 

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