Friday April 10, 2015 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE GOOD GUYS ARE BACK
On May 1st 1959, KISN Radio took to the Portland/Vancouver airwaves on 910 AM. 56 years later on May 1st, 2015. KISN Radio will return to the air as KISN-LPFM on 95.1
AFTER 39 YEARS, THE KISN CALLS WILL AGAIN BE BROADCAST IN PORTLAND. It's been a long time coming but the KISN Goodguys are finally ready to once again fill the air with the real sound of the original KISN and the great sounds of 50's 60's and 70's Rock and Roll. Several of the former DJ's from the original KISN first incarnation will be joining some from the second incarnation in the 80's known as KKSN 97.1 FM.
The new station promises impressive coverage for its 2 watt transmitter atop Mt. Scott. Tests have shown great coverage of the East side of Portland and parts of the West Side, ranging from Oregon City in the South to Vancouver in the North.
YOUR REAL OLDIES RADIO Playing rock and roll music from the 50's 60's and 70's.
The new KISN will be a listener supported, non-profit, non commercial station funded by underwriters and the listeners themselves. With the launch of the FM portion, we expect to be able to raise the necessary funding to add an Internet streaming service sometime later this year.
Listeners can contribute to the build-up of KISN by donating through our website Goodguyradio.com/donations.html The website also features information on upcoming events and fundraisers, a photo gallery of the original KISN Goodguys and an online store where people can purchase T-Shirts and other KISN related goods. We are also on Facebook and on Twitter
For 17 years KISN was the most popular radio station in the Portland area from it's inception in 1959 until it's demise at the hand of the FCC in 1976.
Since then, it has made several comebacks. First in 1987 when Entercom radio brought it back to it's original spot on the AM dial at 910. Shortly thereafter KISN, (actually KKSN) went FM on 97.1 until Charlie FM took over in 2005.
In 2012, Former DJ Dave Record Stone brought it back as an internet stream. Goodguyradio.com lasted 2 and a half years before abruptly dropping off in August of 2014.
Since then a group of KISN goodguys who were involved with Dave and the stream, got together and re-envisioned a comeback.
THIS TIME we partnered with the Western Oregon Radio Club for access to a low-power FM transmitter they were building up on Mount Scott. The WORC applied for and got the right to use KISN-LPFM as their call letters.
This is not the WORC's first venture into LPFM. In early 2009, the club launched KQSO-LP in Newberg broadcasting the real oldies format, comedy, and ham radio news. With the addition of KISN to WORC's portfolio, the club is required to divest KQSO as FCC rules require one entity to own only one LPFM radio station.
The WORC has been a long established Amateur Radio club incorporated in the State of Oregon in 1994 as a non-profit club.
The New KISN Goodguys
The station is being run collectively by:
- Ken Seymour (Western Oregon Radio Club)
- Dirty Dave The Record Slave (Program Director and curator of the 91,000 + record collection)
- Scott Young (producer and engineer)
- Rhiner Johnson (Chief Engineer)
- Beth Buffetta (Accountant)
The station will feature the voices of:
- Roger Hart (former DJ at KISN and manager for Paul Revere's Raiders)
- Craig Adams (former DJ at KKSN)
- G. Michael McKay (former KISN DJ)
- "Tiger" Tom Murphy (former KISN)
- Pat Pattee (former KISN)
- William R. Hatch
- And others as we find them and add them to the list. Over the years more than 150 people worked for KISN and KKSN.