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KFIR departs Sweet Home


July 31, 2019

Scott Swanson

Joe Van Ras, sales manager for KFIR radio station, moves items out of the radio station's longtime Pleasant Valley Road offices on July 20. KFIR went off the air July 20 to begin moving from Pleasant Valley Road location, across from Little Promises daycare center, to Albany. KFIR returned to the air on July 22. The station went on the air in 1968. The station was purchased by Bob Ratter in 1989, who operated it until he sold it to Radio Fiesta Network, based in California, in 2008. Today it is the largest non directional 10,000 watt AM radio station in the mid Willamette Valley serving Alb...

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