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KORE is an AM radio station in Springfield, Oregon, USA, serving the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area with Christian music and programming. It currently broadcasts at 1050 kHz. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... AM broadcasting is radio broadcasting using Amplitude Modulation. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... Location in Oregon Coordinates: , County Lane County Incorporated 1885 Government  - Mayor Sid Leiken Area  - City 37. ... Nickname: Motto: The Worlds Greatest City of the Arts & Outdoors Coordinates: , Country State County Lane Founded 1846 Incorporated 1862 Government  - Mayor Kitty Piercy Area  - Total 40. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ...

KORE is the oldest radio station licensed to Eugene-Springfield. The station first took the air in April 1927 under the call letters KGEH, at 1450 kHz. The station was owned by Eugene Broadcast Station (Harold H. Hanseth, principal), with its first studio and transmitter located in the Eugene Hotel at 229 E. Ninth Avenue (now Broadway). A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ...

A year later, the station changed owners and call letters. KGEH became KORE, under Curtis Phillips and Frank Hill. During the early 1930s, the KORE studios moved twice – first to the Eugene Morning Register newspaper building in the 100 block of East Broadway, and then to Hills Department Store at 733 Willamette St. KORE also changed dial positions several times during the decade; first to 1490 kHz, then 1500, then 1420.

KORE’s first major network affiliation came on September 26, 1937, when the station joined the Don Lee network of the Mutual Broadcasting System. Soon after, the station moved its office, studio and transmitter to 2598 Willamette St. In March 1941, KORE switched back to the 1450 frequency and boosted its power to 250 watts. is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Mutual Broadcasting System (MBS) was an American radio network, in operation from 1934 to 1999. ...

For nearly 20 years, KORE enjoyed the distinction of being "the" Eugene radio station. Its only competition for listenership came from Portland affiliates of the NBC and CBS networks. KORE brought area listeners the latest music and news, visits with interesting guests, and a "man on the street" remote from downtown Eugene. Portland has many meanings. ... This article is about the television network. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Jericho, see Vox Populi (Jericho episode). ...

Air personalities such as Dolph Janes, Mary and Marv Krenk became household voices in the community. Sportscaster Day Foster announced University of Oregon football games live from Hayward Field over a Pacific Coast network sponsored by Tidewater Associated Oil Co. The University of Oregon is a public university located in Eugene, Oregon. ... Hayward Field, one of the most historic track and field stadiums in the United States, has been the home to the University of Oregon Track and Field teams of the NCAA since 1919. ... The Pacific Coast is any coast fronting the Pacific Ocean. ...

In October 1948, KORE was sold to Lane Broadcasting Co., with Lee Bishop to serve as president and general manager for 18 years. By this time, KORE was competing with two postwar entries into the area radio market, KUGN and KASH. A third new station, KERG, took the air in 1949. KUGN (590 AM, News Talk 590) is a radio station primarily broadcasting talk radio. ... Boire Field (IATA: ASH, ICAO: KASH) is a public airport in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA. It is a general aviation airport with one runway. ...

Around 1950, KORE employed a program director who would become the station’s most famous alumnus: Bob Eubanks, who would go on to host ABC-TV’s The Newlywed Game in the late 1960s. Robert Leland Bob Eubanks (born January 8, 1938, Flint, Michigan, raised in California) is a well-known American radio, game show host and television personality best known for hosting the game show The Newlywed Game on and off from 1966 to 2000, where he was known for using the catch... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

By 1960, KORE had increased daytime power to 1,000 watts. The station played primarily country and western music during the 1960s and 1970s, aired a great deal of local public affairs programming, and was an affiliate of the Oregon State University sports network. Country music, once known as Country and Western music, is a popular musical form developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... Public affairs programming, a broadcasting industry term, refers to programming which focuses on matters of politics and public policy. ... Oregon State University (OSU) is a four-year research and degree-granting public university, located in Corvallis, Oregon (USA). ...

On August 14, 1966 KORE was sold to McKenzie Broadcasting Co., which engineered a license and frequency trade with station KEED of Springfield. KEED was a "Top 40" station broadcasting only during daylight hours, at 1050 kHz. On the day the sale to McKenzie Broadcasting took effect, KORE assumed the 1050 spot on the dial, and set up shop in the former KEED studio at 2080 Laura St. in Springfield. is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ...

KORE was sold to Intercontinental Ministries on December 1, 1979. Since then, it has been a popular source of Christian programming in Springfield, Eugene and the surrounding communities. is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


Lane County Historian, Lane County Historical Society, Eugene, Ore.; Spring 1974. Personal reminisces of the author, a Eugene native.

External links

  • KORE 1050 AM (official website)
  • Query the FCC's AM station database for KORE
  • Radio Locator Information on KORE
  • Query Arbitron's AM station database for KORE

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