KUIK

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KUIK
KUIK sign.JPG
City Hillsboro, Oregon
Broadcast area Portland, Oregon
Frequency 1360 kHz
First air date October 29, 1954 (as KRTV)
Format Silent
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 17063
Transmitter coordinates 45°29′13.00″N 122°54′31.00″W / 45.4869444°N 122.9086111°W / 45.4869444; -122.9086111 (KUIK)Coordinates: 45°29′13.00″N 122°54′31.00″W / 45.4869444°N 122.9086111°W / 45.4869444; -122.9086111 (KUIK)
Former callsigns KRTV (1954–1957)
Owner Dolphin Radio LLC

KUIK (1360 AM) is a radio station licensed to Hillsboro, Oregon. It is currently owned by Dolphin Radio LLC.

History[edit]

KUIK first went on the air in 1954 from a transmitter site on Oregon Route 219 just south of downtown Hillsboro, and offices ans studios on the second floor of a building on SE 2nd St., just south of the Washington County Courthouse. It changed ownership percentages several times until purchased by Don McCoun, who moved the studios and offices to the same location as the original transmitter site. Later, the station moved to its current facility in the Hillsboro Airport terminal, with the transmitter located east of the city when it added nighttime operation. Don McCoun purchased the station in 1978, and operated it until selling it in 2005 to Spencer Rubin.[1] McCoun stayed on as a show host, and resumed ownership of KUIK in 2012.[1]

On March 22, 2018, KUIK announced that it would leave the air on March 31, with new ownership taking over the station the following day. The new owners intend to relaunch the station with a new format in May 2018.[2]

Programming[edit]

The station carried nationally syndicated talk-show hosts Laura Ingraham and Dennis Prager, in addition to locally originated news and talk programming. KUIK also aired local high-school sports, San Francisco 49ers football, San Francisco Giants baseball and NASCAR racing events. KUIK serves Washington County, which includes the cities and communities of Hillsboro, Beaverton, Aloha, Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood, Wilsonville, Forest Grove and Banks.

KUIK carried University of Oregon Ducks baseball and women's basketball as a member of the Oregon Sports Network.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Theen, Andrew (August 16, 2012). "McCoun back in the saddle at KUIK radio in Hillsboro". The Oregonian. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  2. ^ Pursinger, Geoff (March 22, 2018). "KUIK to cease operation March 31". Hillsboro Tribune. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  3. ^ "OSB Radio Affiliates". GoDucks.com - The University of Oregon Official Athletics Site. Retrieved April 14, 2009.

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