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RADIO PIONEER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1874

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Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi
(25 April 1874 – 20 July 1937)

Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known
for his creation of a practical
radio wavebased wireless telegraph system.This led to Marconi being credited as the inventor of radio,
and he shared the 1909
Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand
Braun
"in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".


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UNCLE DON WRIGHT RECENTLY DIED AT 87

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Don Wright (Donald Nomako) (Oct. 6, 1934 – March 13, 2022)

Wright was a celebrated disk jockey, television personality
and corporate communication coach. He passed away 
Sunday, March 13, 2022, after battling a long illness. 


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REMEMBERING RADIOS ART ‘’SPOTTY’’ BELL

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Art Bell died at age 72 at his home in Pahrump, Nevada. An autopsy 
determined the cause of his death. He had suffered from health
problems  in the previous years and posted on his website in July
2016 that he was hospitalized for
pneumonia and revealed at the
time that he suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.   
        
      
          
 
      
Art-Bell KSBK
     
     
  

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Bell served in the U.S. Air Force as a medic during the Vietnam
War
and after leaving military service, he remained in Asia, where he 
lived lived on the Japanese island of
Okinawa. He worked as a disc  
jockey for KSBK, which was the only non-military English-language  
station in
Japan at he time.  

This blogger had the privilege of working with Art during the time
I was stationed at Naha Air Force Base. 
He was a great co-worker
and friend! (B.B.)


 
        

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Blogger Bob doing his DJ thing at KSBK during the 
late 60’s.


      


  

    


 

   

    


          
 


     
 

      


     
     

        


       


  
   

   
   



    

      
     

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A FINE RETRO RADIO FROM 1948 ~

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Vintage Truetone Portable Radio, Model D3840, AM Band, 6 Vacuum Tubes.   

Truetone was the private label radio, television and electronics
brand of Western Auto Supply Company of Kansas City,
Missouri.

In the late 1920s, radio was taking the country by storm and
Western Auto was looking for new items to add to its line of
merchandise.

After selling radio tubes under its "Wizard" brand in the 1920s,
the company offered its first Truetone brand radios in 1931.
 

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PORTLAND’S RADIO AND TV HISTORY

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Lorenzo “Larry” Caramella
(August 10, 1925 – January 16, 2018)



Larry began his long career in broadcasting as
a DJ, booth announcer, newscaster, talk show
host, and
broadcast engineer. He was with KPOJ,
KXL, KGW
(below), KPTV, and KATU along with
other stations.

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