Prominent Portland businessman Bob Hazen (right) was among those in attendance for the final broadcast of KEX radio personality Barney Keep (left) on February 14, 1979. Keep was ending 35 years with the radio station.
Barney Keep,“Sweet,Lovable Ol’ Barn” as he was known by many,is
seen here in this Oregon Journal pic ringing the “goody-gong” one
last time at his retirement party in February of 1979. It was held at the
Civic Theater with a capacity audience. That was Barney’s last show
on KEX after 35 years and Portland radio has never been the same!