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ALL OF PORTLAND WATCHED CHANNEL 12

Local owners signed on KLOR-TV, Channel 12, from Portland, Ore., in 1955 as an ABC affiliate with a secondary DuMont affiliation. The following year, KGW-TV, Channel 8, signed on the air and took the ABC affiliation from KLOR-TV. The DuMont...


Local owners signed on KLOR-TV, Channel 12, from Portland, Ore.,
in 1955 as an ABC affiliate with a secondary DuMont affiliation. On
the following year, KGW-TV, Channel 8, signed on the air and took
the ABC affiliation from KLOR-TV. The DuMont Television Network
went out of business, leaving KLOR without a network affiliation. 

George Haggerty purchased KLOR-TV in 1957, along with rival
KPTV.  KPTV launched in 1952 as the state’s first TV station.  It
was an NBC affiliate and the nation’s first commercial UHF TV
station, broadcasting on Channel 27.
  (FADED SIGNALS)

 

KLOR TV

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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FORMER ROCK GROUP LEADER–DEAD AT 81

Spencer Davis Dies of Pneumonia at 81

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Spencer Davis (Spencer David Nelson Davies
(July 17, 1939 – October 19, 2020)
 

LONDON (AP) — Spencer Davis, a British guitarist
and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had
1960s hits including “Gimme Some Lovin’” and
“I’m a Man,” has died.

Davis’ agent, Bob Birk, said Tuesday that he died
in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia,
not giving a location, but British media reported
that Davis lived in California.

Born in Swansea, Wales, Davis began working 
as a musician while he was a student at the 
University of Birmingham.

Spencer Davis, RIP

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FILM STAR OF THE 40’s AND 50’s HAS DIED

Rhonda Fleming - Wikipedia


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead
who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has
died. She was 97. Her assistant Carla Sapon told The Associated
Press, Fleming died Wednesday in Santa Monica, California.

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Rhonda Fleming (Marilyn Louis)
(August 10, 1923 – October 14, 2020)

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