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John Lewis, Former KXL AM/FM Newscaster dies at 85

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  • Started 5 years ago by Craig_Adams
  • Latest reply from scoooty

  1. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    Thanks to Dave "Records" Stone for the heads up on this:

    John Lewis was KPAM/KPFM News Director 1954 to 1956. KLOR (TV) staff announcer 1956 to 1957. KPTV announcer & electioncaster 1957 to 1964. KPTV weatherman 1960 to 1962. KXL AM/FM newscaster & air personality 1966 to 1977.

    Oregonian obit:
    http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?pid=172571816

    Posted on September 26, 2014 - 03:54 AM #
  2. scoooty
    Member

    John Lewis was my "news" instructor during the Keith Allen days (early 70s) at Portland Community College. John inspired me to get into radio news, first as an overnighter at KYXI, then as News Director on the Oregon coast. I will always remember John's booming radio news delivery. I always thought he would be perfect as a network radio news anchor. He also displayed a passion for radio news. I will always remember John and those great classes at PCC.

    Posted on September 26, 2014 - 09:50 AM #