Norm Gregory Radio Scrapbook: Norm In Portland, KQFM, 1979

by Norm Gregory on August 15, 2011

in 1979, KQFM, KZOK, Radio Scrapbook

This piece appeared in R&R (Radio & Records) on May 25, 1979. One of my first public appearances in Portland was an in-store with Pat “Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)” Travers. The other “person” is the Q-100 “mascot.” I don’t remember it’s species or name. It was there when I arrived. Remember when all the wacky stations had to have mascots? I never quite got it.

The Doxie scanner was used to create these digital copies.
Scrapebook KQFM R R PatTravers 052579

 
What is going on here? I have been digging through My Collection of photos, news clippings and other documents from my 35 years in radio. The Collection can be sorted:

By radio station: KPUG • KJRB • KJR • KZOK • KQFM • KOMO • KJR-FM

By year: 1961 • 1963 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969 • 1970 • 1971 • 1972
1973 • 1974 • 1975 • 1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1979 • 1980 • 1981 • 1994


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bill Kirk March 31, 2014 at 12:48 pm

So what does “AOR” stand for?

2 Norm Gregory March 31, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Album Oriented Rock . . a new format in the early ’70s . . . call such to differentiate the stations (all on FM) from the Top Forty formatted stations (mostly on AM in those days). Sure AOR stations played the hit tracks but went deeper in the hit albums . . usually playing 3 or 4 more songs off the big LPs. Today “Classic Rock” stations mostly sound like AOR stations of the ’70s in that 90% of their playlists are made up with AOR songs.

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