KEX RADIO’S “SWEET, LOVABLE OL’ BARN’’

keep kex 1960s 
                                                                                                           (OSU collection)

Barney Keep posing with a box of chains in the KEX booth around the 1960s

Barney began his broadcasting career at KEX radio in 1943. He remained in the
”Keep Time” morning-drive slot for 35 years, retiring in 1979. Barney was a true professional in every sense of the word!

BARNEY KEEP RETIREMENT SHOW IN THE OREGONIAN

Barney (Byron William Keep/Jan. 9, 1917 – Feb. 19, 2000) rings the
“goodie gong” for the last time during his retirement party at the
Civic Theater in February of 1979. 

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