» Portland Radio

  1. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    A Portland man is dead after attempting a base jump from a tower in Marion County southeast of Silverton on Thursday. Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report from friends of 38-year-old Zachary Sommer of Portland that he had not returned from a base jump Monday morning.

    Read the entire article from KOIN 6 with photo of tower:

    Base Jumper Fell 1,000 Feet To His Death

    His Facebook page:

    Posted on July 17, 2014 - 10:32 PM #
  2. Andy_brown

    It's this one:

    Citicasters (Clear Channel) has an application to put a translator on 97.9 on it rebroadcasting KFBW 105.9.

    You can see how it is inside their 60 dBu contour here:,-122.772217&spn=1.521729,2.974548&t=m&z=9

    Here's their application support to raise power to 59 watts D.A. from their original 25 watt application.

    Posted on July 17, 2014 - 11:12 PM #
  3. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    Oh! So this was the old KXPC tower.

    Posted on July 18, 2014 - 12:12 AM #
  4. RadioRon

    The tower is about 950', not quite 1000'. It was built for KECH ch. 22 around 1982.

    KSKD 105.1 moved from Eagle Crest vinyard in West Salem to the tower and hung a 12 bay ERI rototiller antenna and an STL dish on it. Dave Freer CE and I did the move to the tower.

    At the time Edd Routt was the GM for KSLM AM/KSKD FM. He was the one who worked the deal to move KSKD to the KECH tower.

    Edd was the number two man with Gordon McLinden back in the day and knew how to get things done.

    Edd later had his own station, KCKL FM in Texas, after he got KSLM/KSKD running smoothly and made many station improvements.

    It was an honor to work with Edd. He died of cancer, I miss him.

    Posted on July 18, 2014 - 01:24 AM #
  5. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    According to my records the KECH tower address was: 5252 Davis Creek Road.

    Posted on July 18, 2014 - 02:03 AM #
  6. semoochie

    "Citicasters (Clear Channel) has an application to put a translator on 97.9 on it rebroadcasting KFBW 105.9." This is barely inside KLVP's current 60dbu and clearly inside of the construction permit. I don't see how it's possible to put a translator there.

    Posted on July 18, 2014 - 11:36 AM #
  7. Andy_brown

    Which matches the address on the ASR in the first link I posted.

    The only active user on the tower presently is a mobile common carrier user at 463 MHz.

    To perform this kind of search go to:

    Then select "Site Based" over on the right which will load:

    Type in the ASR number (be sure and not have a leading space or it may crash the browser) and select "Search"
    and it will return the result page:

    From the result page you can then click on the call sign/lease ID to get more information about each licensed operator on the tower.

    Posted on July 18, 2014 - 11:37 AM #
  8. boisebill

    KSKD and KUPL-FM (from the 1330 site) were the only thing we could get camping below Mt Rainier.

    Posted on July 18, 2014 - 09:02 PM #
  9. Andy_brown

    The folks behind Mt. Scott used to love KUPL and KMJK when they were located there because the west hills stations are blocked out there by the mountain. When they moved those two to the west hills, those folks were really left with nothing except the old KSKD and then they moved that, too. They probably listen to KLOO out there nowadays.

    Posted on July 18, 2014 - 10:17 PM #
  10. semoochie

    ...or HD Radio; that comes in.

    Posted on July 19, 2014 - 01:29 AM #