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LOCAL RADIO LEGEND HAS DIED AT 56

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland radio has lost a legendary voice. Steve
Pringle died Sunday after battling stage 4 cancer since June of this
year. For 26  years, Steve played jazz, and blues music on radio
stations KINK, KMHD and KGON.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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The Mickey Mouse Club
was an ABC television show that aired intermittently
from 1955 to 1996 and returned in 2017 to social
media. It was created by
Walt Disney and produced by Walt
Disney Productions
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Walt Disney (center) with the Mouseketeers in 1955.

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The children’s tv series Captain Kangaroo aired weekday
mornings on the American
television network CBS from
October 3, 1955, until December 8, 1984, making it the
longest-running nationally broadcast children’s tv
program of its day. The show was conceived and the
title character was played by Bob Keeshan, who had
portrayed the original Clarabell the Clown on The
Howdy Doody show that aired on NBC.

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Robert James Keeshan
(June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004)

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FIRST TIME COAST TO COAST ON THIS DAY IN 1951

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President Harry S. Truman addressed the nation in the first
live, coast-to-coast television broadcast. (AP)


On September 4, 1951, President Harry S. Truman’s opening speech before a conference in San Francisco was broadcast across the nation, marking the
first time a TV program was broadcast from coast to coast. The speech
focused on Truman’s acceptance of a treaty that officially ended America’s
post-
World War II occupation of Japan.

According to the CBS television network, the broadcast, via then-state-of-the-
art microwave technology, was picked up by 87 stations in 47 cities.

U.S. President Truman addresses the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference in San Francisco. Truman Library
U.S. President Truman addresses the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference in San Francisco.

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SHOW WENT NATIONAL ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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Richard (Dick) Wagstaff Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012)

Television, rock and roll and teenagers. In the late 1950s, when television and
rock and roll were new and when the biggest generation in American history
was just about to enter its teens, it took a bit of originality to see the potential power in this now-obvious combination. The man who saw that potential more clearly than any other was a 26-year-old native of upstate
New York named
Dick Clark, who transformed himself and a local Philadelphia television
program into two of the most culturally significant forces of the early rock-
and-roll era. His iconic show, American Bandstand, began broadcasting
nationally on this day in 1957, beaming images of clean-cut, average
teenagers dancing to the not-so-clean-cut Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Whole Lotta
Shakin’ Goin’ On” to 67 ABC affiliates across the nation.

The show that evolved into American Bandstand began on Philadephia’s
WFIL-TV in 1952, a few years before the popular ascension of rock and
roll. Hosted by local radio personality Bob Horn (below).

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Donald Loyd "Bob" Horn
(February 20, 1916 – July 31, 1966)

 

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If you look closely, you might see Len Lear dancing with a girl in a Catholic school dress on “American Bandstand” at 46th and Market Streets in 1957, when Lear did manage to make the most acerbic comments in the history of American Bandstand’s “Record Review” feature. Good training for a future editor.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth. He actually died early the next morning.

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Loretta at age 9.

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Loretta Lynn is a country music singer-songwriter with multiple gold albums
in a career spanning almost 60 years. She is famous for hits such as "
You
Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)
", "Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ 
(with)
Lovin’ on Your Mind)", "One’s on the Way", "Fist City", and "Coal
Miner’s
Daughter." Loretta is 87 years young today.

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