The History of Portland Radio

KJUN (104.1 MHz) was given authority by the FCC to relocate to Scappoose, OR in 2001. In August of that year, KJUN signed on, under Federal Test Authority. The day of the testing, a six-part Portland Radio History documentary aired.

KJUN was sold to Salem Communications, which changed its call letters to KFIS ("The Fish"). KFIS broadcasts a Contemporary Christian music format.

Ernie Hopseker, the producer of this documentary of Portland radio's rich history, provided me a 6-CD set of the broadcast. With his permission, I am presenting the documentary in its entirety.

Note: To listen, please save the mp3 file(s) to your computer hard disk and then play the file from your disk. Download speeds will vary depending on server activity. Attempting to play these files directly from the links below may result in the sound breaking up or in no playback at all.

Tip: If possible, start your download in the evening and let it run until it is finished. You can download more than one file at a time, but this will affect your download speed as well as that of the other people who are trying to use the server. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

At the request of some of our visitors, lower-bitrate mono versions of these recordings are being made available.

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