AM 1590 Seattle FCC History Cards

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VOICE OF THE ORANGE EMPIRE [company listed as potentially receiving license of 1590 at one point] – here is an interesting case, regarding two radio stations and the right to broadcast trial proceedings over those stations. [this takes a minute to load]


  • mikec

    On the application record, the original frequency & power are scratched out. Try as I might, I can’t read the frequency, but it looks like 830, 880 or possibly 680 before change to 1590. The initial calls appear to be KLOQ although they never operated with these. A notation indicates that KLIQ 1290 Portland owner protested the calls to the FCC but was dismissed.

  • pugetsound

    The original applicants for 1590 had attempted to get KTIX on the air in Salem, Oregon previous to finally moving operations to Seattle.

  • mikec

    I did note original applicant W Gordon Allen had a Salem address. However, the initial CP application states both studio & transmitter to be located in Seattle so that part of the KTIX story doesn’t appear. It makes sense given the dismissed complaint by KLIQ 1290 Portland regarding use of the ‘KLOQ’ calls in nearby Salem. Some of the history I’ve read about KLIQ mentions a period in the 50’s when they experimented with one of the first attempts at an all-news format. I believe it was set up ‘clockwheel’ style which is sometimes used today by all-news outlets. It was called “KLIQ’s Clock” or “KLIQ-Clock” or something similar. Therefore, the formal complaint to the FCC about issuing these as call letters.

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