KISN & KGW, Portland/Vancouver (1972)

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KISN & KGW, Portland/Vancouver (1972)

Postby albertaboy4life » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:53 am

Thank you to SoundCloud's David Arndt for this week's aircheck. It's a lengthy scoped one featuring over 90 minutes from KISN and KGW Portland/Vancouver in 1972.

KISN "Good Guy" morning man Michael James Anthony O'Brien (also of CKXL Calgary and CKY Winnipeg) is heard on location for the Thunderbird Village apartment complex.

https://soundcloud.com/david-arndt-2058 ... sn-kgw1972

KISN was using PAMS Solid Rock jingles while KGW used the Johnny Mann Drake Double A package.

"Hello, speaking of balls . . ." Mike O'Brien, KISN

"Call me at BAG-SLAB . . ." Phil Harper, KGW
Faster cars, younger women, older cheese, more money . . .
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Re: KISN & KGW, Portland/Vancouver (1972)

Postby Neumann Sennheiser » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:25 am

Michael O’Brien retired from a long run in radio in 1995 and was last heard from in Port Orchard Washington, near Bremerton, then pursuing a passion for radio in a different way; restoring vintage receivers.

https://products.kitsapsun.com/archive/ ... _life.html

That was in 2003. By the time I arrived in the same neighborhood in 2006, O’Brien and the radio shop had disappeared.
He was last spotted around 2015 at a Puget Sound Antique Radio Association sale in Seattle.
I remember well his relatively short but popular run as morning man for CKXL in Calgary; talented, personable and possessing an entertaining knack for the prank phone call bit.
"You don't know man! I was in radio man! I've seen things you wouldn't believe!"
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