KXET
Broadcast areaPortland, Oregon
Frequency1520 kHz
BrandingPortland Christian Radio
Programming
Language(s)Russian
FormatChristian radio
Ownership
Owner
KGDD, KOOR, KRYN, KZZR
History
First air date
1947 (as KGON at 1230)
Former call signs
KGON (1947-1964)
KYMN (1964-1967)
KYXI (1967-1984)
KSGO (1984-1989)
KFXX (1989-1998)
KKSN (1998-2003)
KZNY (2003-2004)
KGDD (2004-2015)
KXET (2/4/2015-2/12/2015)
KQRR (2015-2022)
Former frequencies
1230 kHz (1947-1956)
Technical information
Facility ID2431
ClassB
Power50,000 watts day
15,000 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
45°24′44″N 122°34′37″W / 45.41222°N 122.57694°W / 45.41222; -122.57694
Links
Websitepdxrr.com

KXET (1520 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Russian Christian format. Licensed to Oregon City, Oregon, United States, it serves the Portland, Oregon area. The station is currently owned by Bustos Media of Oregon License, LLC.

History

The station signed on the air on July 4, 1947 as KGON at 1230 kHz. On July 30, 1956 KGON moved to its current 1520 kHz frequency. On August 1, 1964 KGON changed their call letters to KYMN and aired a top 40 format as "Kim Radio". On February 1, 1965 KYMN changed their format to "Good Music" as "Fine Kim Music".

On September 18, 1967, KYMN changed their call letters to KYXI and aired a beautiful music format. In September 1973, KYXI shifted its format to MOR (middle-the-road). On July 12, 1976, KYXI switched to an all-news and talk format as "News 15", with programming from NBC's NIS (News and Information Service), which lasted until May 29, 1977 after which KYXI became a CBS affiliate and continued its all-news/talk format until 1984.

On September 1, 1984, KYXI changed their call letters to KSGO and switched to an oldies format as "Solid Gold Oldies".

On August 18, 1989, KSGO changed their call letters to KFXX and switched to a rock format as "1520 The X". On September 1, 1990, KFXX switched to a sports/talk format as "The Fox". In June 1994, KFXX rebranded as "Sports Radio 1520 The Fan" and added an affiliation with ESPN Radio.

On March 30, 1998, KFXX and its sports format swapped frequencies with adult standards-formatted KKSN 910 AM, with the KKSN calls and standards format coming to 1520 AM as "Sunny 1520".

On November 17, 2003, KKSN changed their call letters to KZNY, continuing with its "Sunny 1520" adult standards format.

On March 15, 2004, KZNY changed their call letters to KGDD and on April 13, 2004, switched to a regional Mexican format, branded as "La Gran D".

In June 2011, Adelante Media sold KGDD and three Portland, Oregon, area sister stations to Bustos Media (through its license-holding subsidiary Bustos Media Holdings, LLC) for a combined sale price of $1,260,000. The FCC approved the transfer on August 16, 2011, and the deal was formally consummated on September 30, 2011.[1]

On February 4, 2015, KGDD changed their call letters to KXET and changed their format to Russian Christian, swapping formats with KXET 1150 AM Portland, Oregon. On February 12, 2015, KXET changed their call letters to KQRR.

On march 15, 2022 KQRR changed their call letters to KXET.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-20110608ACF)". FCC Media Bureau. September 30, 2011. Retrieved February 29, 2012.
  2. ^ "Call Sign History".