KICE-FM 100.7 Bend OR Rick Evans 1989

KICE “FM 100” was the home of the Radio Rangers in Central Oregon. Their format was country, mixed with some Top 40 Oldies from the 1950s and early 60s. This station had one of the most beautiful bumper stickers that I’ve ever seen. It featured a backdrop of lush green forests, along with the slogan “I’d Rather Be in Central Oregon with FM-100 KICE.” These stickers were extremely popular, both for current residents and those who had moved away from the area but wished they still lived there.

Rick Evans hosted mornings. I believe the other voice on this tape belongs to R.L. Garrigus, but I’m not 100% certain. Can anyone confirm this? In addition to doing mornings on KICE, Rick performed “The Biff Harley Show” at various Bend nightspots. When I first arrived in town for my interview, I walked into a downtown bar with my boss-to-be, just as Rick/Biff was performing his schtick. I’d never seen anything like it before!

Also heard is an in-house spot for The Citizen newspaper and one of Rick’s “Oldies” spots for Robberson Ford, “…on BEND’S north END!”


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