The Portland Radio Guide
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Stories ordered latest to earliest from the year, April back to January. For news about Portland radio from April 2001 onward, see the Portland Radio message board, and the topic "archived messages".
News director cited for lottery deceit
The Oregonian reports that KVAN news director Paul Hanson was cited by Oregon State Gaming detectives on April 30 for altering a lottery ticket to look like a $25,000 winner. Hanson counters that the accusations are outrageous and false and that he turned the ticket in pointing out to officials the machine printing errors on it.
Shore leaves The Fan
Dave Shore the morning host for the past four years at AM 910 The Fan departed on April 26 for ESPN radio in Dallas. The new morning guys on the all sports station are Ken Wyman and Todd Pickett. Allan Davis, from Ottawa, Canada, is named the new KFXX program director.
Deb and Donovan out at Kiss-en
The KKSN-FM morning team Deb James and Jim Donovan were given the boot on April 16. Afternooner John Williams is reunited with his former morning slot of six years ago at the station. In other changes Glynn Shannon, from KGON is moved to afternoons at 97.1. Scott Forrest and Dave McKay are replaced by the adjustments and longer shifts.
Murphy and Clark reunite
John Murphy and Dan Clark returned to the morning zoo lineup at Z100 on Monday March 26. Also added to the morning lineup is the vivacious Leah Brandon.
Schonely returns to radio
Well-known Portland sportscaster Bill Schonely inked a four year deal to do play by play broadcasting of Portlands new triple-A baseball team, the Portland Beavers. The broadcasts start with the first crack of the bat on April 5th from flagship station AM 970 KUPL. Schonely previously broadcast the Portland Trailblazers from their inception until 1998.
Nelson to Rosie 105, Murphy to Z100
Portlands zaniest morning voice, Nelson, who had been with Z100 for more than a decade moved over to Rosie 105 KRSK on Monday, March 5. Nelson teams up with Terry Boyd for the morning gig. On the same day, Z100 announced that John Murphy will soon return to the morning show at KKRZ.
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