more to life
with RadioFreshing KODL AM 1440
||KODL began serving
The Dalles on Oct. 19th, 1940, when we became Oregon's 19th radio
KODL was immensely popular right from the start, but was ordered off
air in 1941 following the attack on Pearl Harbor. All West Coast radio
stations were silent for a short while as it was feared that the
attack planes would use the signals to hone in on targets.
KODL was allowed
to resume broadcasting on a limited basis from sunrise to sunset, but
not sign on in the mornings until patrols of American fighters swept
enemy fleets off the west coast. After the battle of Midway, stations
allowed to resume normal operations.
|At the time, KODL
live and recorded popular music of the time, hosting a number of local
talents, including Doc Severenson when he made his debut in 1946.
out the years, KODL has kept up with the times by continuing to bring
music and radio programs to the Mid-Columbia.
KODL Radio moved
from it's historic location (pictured through out this page) to it's
studio and offices located Downtown The Dalles.
features Adult Standards,
Artists like Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, The Carpenters
and Neil Diamond plus today's softer artists such
as Rod Stewart and Michael Bouble' reaching the
largest segment of America. Top-notch personalities
add humor and music information.
keeps our region in touch with the world and the
community with national, regional, and local news,
weather, and Informative talk shows. KODL 1440 Commnity
Radio at it's best.