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THE “ALL-NIGHTER” ON KEX RADIO 1190

Russ Conrad   KEX
 Russell Lyle "Russ" Conrad
(September 9, 1921 – February 11, 1985)

On May 22, 1961 Russ Conrad took over the midnight to 6:00am
shift on KEX in Portland, Oregon, a position he would have for
the next 14 years.

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The Lusitania, a civilian ship, was sunk by a German submarine
on this day in 1915.

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Germany signed unconditional surrender ending World War II on
this day in 1945. It would take effect the next day.

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It was on this day in 1954.

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (May 7, 1840 – November 6, 1893)   

Tchaikovsky is famous for composing "The Nutcracker" ballet, as well
as numerous symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, and chamber-
music pieces. He’s remembered as one of classical music’s most
popular composers. He began taking piano lessons when he was
five and was able to read music at the same level as his first piano
teacher in only three years.

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