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Category: Pacific USA

KING-FM Studios Hit the High Notes

Iconic classical music outlet has a new home with the Seattle Opera By Paul Mclane, RadioWorldPublished: November 15, 2020 KING-FM had occupied its studios in…

Community Radio Station KBFG-LP in Seattle

By Jennifer WaitsRadio SurvivorJuly 2019 Tucked away in a shed in a northwest Seattle neighborhood was perhaps the tiniest radio station that I’d ever seen:…

Blue Hawaii, Elvis and Hawaiian Radio in 1961

In 1961, Hawaii was into its second year as the 50th state of the union, the state wide population was estimated at around 642,000 from…

California Radio Dial 1928

by David Ricquish It’s hard to imagine that within living memory, California once had only a little over 50 radio stations on the air. There…

Art of Radio Hawaii ©

Just the word ‘Hawaii’ conjures up every possible classic tropical image. It’s not surprising therefore, that a variety of Hawaiiana images have been used by Hawaiian radio stations in their commercial letterhead and logo designs.

Keeping the past for the future – Library of American Broadcasting

By Martin Hadlow When the LAB’s Curator, Chuck Howell, brought out the first box of QSLs for me to thumb through, I knew that I…

KRHO Honolulu 1944

KRHO was a powerful shortwave radio station broadcasting in English and Japanese languages to the Far Eastern Pacific region in the closing stages of WWII….

OWI Central Pacific Operations

The Office of War Information [OWI] in the Central Pacific, was responsible for propaganda broadcasts from stations KRHO Honolulu and KSAI Saipan, both stations beginning…

KFSG LA 4 Square Gospel

Pioneer L. A. Christian Station Stops Broadcasting After 79 Years by Jim Hilliker In August 2002, I wrote a history of KFSG radio that appeared…

KFSG Los Angeles – Setting the Record Straight

Pioneer L. A. Christian Station Stops Broadcasting After 79 Years by Jim Hilliker SETTING HISTORY STRAIGHT I’d like to share with you what I believe…

KFSG Los Angeles – The Aimee Semple McPherson Station

Pioneer L. A. Christian Station Stops Broadcasting After 79 Years by Jim Hilliker ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEW LOS ANGELES RADIO STATION Aimee knew in 1922…

KFSG Los Angeles – Radio Regulator Troubles

Pioneer L. A. Christian Station Stops Broadcasting After 79 Years by Jim Hilliker AIMEE’S TROUBLE WITH THE RADIO REGULATORS Besides the thousands of radio fans…

KFSG Los Angeles – Kidnapping Heard Around the World

Pioneer L. A. Christian Station Stops Broadcasting After 79 Years by Jim Hilliker THE KIDNAPPING STORY HEARD ROUND THE WORLD On May 18, 1926, Aimee…

KFSG Los Angeles – Depression, War and The Legacy

Pioneer L. A. Christian Station Stops Broadcasting After 79 Years by Jim Hilliker THE DEPRESSION YEARS The hard times of the Great Depression years put…

KELW Burbank

by Jim Hilliker and David Ricquish Early Tejano Music heard in New Zealand Beautiful Downtown Burbank You’re probably familiar with the expression ‘Beautiful Downtown Burbank’…

Los Angeles Changes Calls KFVD-KPOP-KGBS-KTNQ

Happy 80th KTNQ LA After VD for 30 years, 1020-AM Turns 80 Speaking Spanish?by Jim Hilliker (June 15, 2005) The license for KTNQ, 1020-AM in…

King Kong Radio Kauai – KQNG and KUAI AM Radio

KUAI 720 The Kaumuali’i Highway traverses the western side of the island of Kaua’i, leading to historic Waimea where Captain Cook landed in 1778, and…

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