A few days ago, I received an e-mail from Joel Miller in Portland. He had become a recent fan of Drew’s Radio Site and wanted to know if I had any suggestions on where he might be able to share some classic radio jingles from 40 years ago. I told him to send them to me and I would present them here. Joel was kind enough to share 10 vintage KEX jingles with us as well as some background and history of the station during that time:
“These cuts are from KEX 1190 AM in Portland, Oregon from the spring of 1970.
I was attending Portland Community College in the broadcasting program. As a public service, KEX donated an hour of time on Saturday nights at 11:00 for the “Portland Community College Hour.” I was one of a handful of students who rotated from week to week hosting the show in the same format as the KEX DJs did their shows. Wonderful experience!
At that time, 50kW clear channel KEX was owned by Gene Autry’s Golden West Broadcasters, Inc. Victor Ives was Program Director.
KEX went on the air in 1926. Today, “News Radio 1190 KEX” is owned by Clear Channel Communications.”
To the best of our knowledge, these are currently not available elsewhere. Thanks, Joel for sharing these with the rest of us Radio Geeks!