The Stoner's back with the Time Machine!!
The legendary 91-derful KISN debuted with its Top-40 format on May 1, 1959.
The airchecks on this page are of the May 6, 2006 episode of the Time Machine
Show with Dave "Records" Stone. That entire episode was dedicated
to the 47th anniversary of the radio station.
The airchecks on this page are of the over-the-air broadcast at 910 kHz. A
total of about 4 1/2 hours of audio are available. The stopsets have been
preserved as separate segments.
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Aircheck Archive Page
- The Beginnings of KISN
Radio (29:59) 11.5 MB
As he does every week, The Stoner opens with his big intro! This is going to
be a big show!! In this segment, Dave Stone plays the first record ever to air
on KISN (Teenage Bill of Rights by Robbie Johns and the Seventeens) and brings
back that historic day of May 1, 1959 with actual airchecks, starting with
the Hal Raymond morning show. "...KVAN became KISN, and radio
was changed forever in Portland, Oregon." Halfway through the
show, Dick Peterson of the Kingsmen drops by the studio for some nostalgia
about the history of "Louie Louie."
- Stopset #1 (4:15) 1.66 MB
- The Kingsmen, Part 1 (11:25)
Dick Petersen shares more of the history of the Kingmen, including the
"Death of an Angel" controversy. Stoner plays some more classic
- Stopset #2 (3:02) 1.19 MB
- The Kingsmen, Part 2 (7:18)
Stoner's sidekick, "Dirty Dave, The Record Slave" brings in two rare
records, "Death of An Angel" by Donald Woods and the Vel Aires and
the original "Louie Louie" by Richard Berry.
- Stopset #3 (1:59) 817 kB
- The Real Don Steele (19:46)
This segment begins with airchecks of The Real Don Steele. Listeners then
call in to share their favorite KISN Radio memories.
- Stopset #4 (4:21) 1.80 MB
- KISN in 1965 (11:43) 4.80 MB
The Stoner plays airchecks of the highlights of KISN in 1965. In that year,
KISN was promoting the grand opening of Ron Tonkin Chevrolet. James Bond
was a box office hit, and to ride on its popularity, KISN put on an English DJ
and named him James Bond.
- Stopset #5 (3:00) 1.23 MB
- Tom Michaels (12:02) 4.82 MB
This segment has a few airchecks from Tom Michaels and Mike O'Brien.
- Stopset #6 (3:02) 1.28 MB
- Pat Pattee (29:29) 12.20 MB
Pat Pattee was the overnight DJ at KISN. This segment has some classic
airchecks with the "Nightwatch" theme song. "We'll be KISN till
- Stopset #7 (2:57) 1.34 MB
- Pat Pattee (continued) (10:56) 3.86 MB
More great music and Pat Pattee airchecks. Pattee instructs listeners to call
the "Request Central" line instead of the business office during the
overnight shift. This is because the overnight show was done from the
- Stopset #8 (3:34) 1.61 MB
- "Tiger Tom"
Murphy (7:17) 7.10 MB
This segment begins with a live interview with Tom Murphy. Many airchecks,
promos, and commercials with Tom Murphy are included.
- Stopset #9 (4:03) 1.62 MB
- KISN 1965 Survey Countdown, Part
1 (10:14) 9.96 MB
Stoner counts down the top ten hits from August, 1965 and then gives away the
survey to the lucky 91st caller! The fun starts with The Beatles
- Stopset #10 (1:43) 1.11 MB
- KISN 1965 Survey Countdown,
Part 2 (7:44) 3.12MB
- Stopset #11 (2:38) 1.06 MB
- KISN 1965 Survey Countdown, Part
3 (10:12) 4.12 MB
- Stopset #12 (1:03) 431 kB
- The Demise of KISN 910 and
Forgotten Hits Show (43:57) 15.17 MB
This segment bookends the KISN history with a 1959 commercial and then goes up
to Stoner's fateful last signoff on September 4, 1976. Carla, an Intel
employee, was caller 91 and won the survey and the autographed Kingsmen CD.
The Forgotten Hits show follows immediately without any commercial
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