ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN DJ’s IN NORTH AMERICA ONCE WORKED IN PORTLAND

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Broadcast icon and former KGW radio afternoon DJ Red Robinson (far right) is shown
with unidentified record promoters in the KGW studio. Red was with KGW from 1959   
to about 1961. He helped with the birth of Rock and Roll in Canada before coming
to Portland. Red Robinson is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the 
Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame. He retired from full-time radio in 2001, but still
does a Sunday rock show on Vancouver, Canada’s radio 1049funfm called Red
Rock Diner
from 8am to 2pm (Pacific time).  

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MAYOR TERRY SHRUNK MEETS WITH REPORTERS IN 1957

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Portland Mayor Terry Schrunk , left, is shown here with KGW-TVs Tom Dargan, center, and reporter Ivan Smith, far right. Schrunk held the news conference to deny bribery allegations following a gambling raid in 1955 when he was still sheriff of multnomah County.

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CHILDREN’S IDOL DIED ON THIS DATE IN 1998

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Local children’s show host, Heck Harper was the foreman  of KPTV’s
”Bar 27 Corral” from November, 1953 to November,1956. Heck would
welcome his “Ranch Hands” to the show which featured Heck’s
singing and guitar playing, story telling and  showing  portions
of a cowboy movie through the week. Heck was most remembered
for his happy birthday song. Heck Harper’s show moved to KGW TV
where it  was called “Heck Harper’s Cartoon Corral”. He passed
away as a result of Leukemia at the age of 79. Heck Harper was
one of Portland’s greatest citizens! He made a lasting impact on
many of us and was never replaced.

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