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Proclaim March 23, 2023 to be AM 1450 KBPS Centennial Day

Placed on File

Whereas, radio station AM 1450 KBPS was first granted a license to broadcast on March 23rd, 1923 on the campus of Benson Polytechnic High School; and

Whereas, AM 1450 KBPS forever affected the lives of the Portland community, present and past students, staff and faculty; and

Whereas, AM 1450 KBPS continues to be run from the campus of Benson Polytechnic High School, owned by the Portland Public School District with the mission to enrich the lives of youth that major in the radio broadcasting program; and

Whereas, AM 1450 KBPS broadcasting majors and neighborhood schools accepted to the radio station’s Summer Sound youth job program experienced a professional work environment to elevate their future; and

Whereas, AM 1450 KBPS has been dedicated to the diverse listeners in Portland by curating a unique educational program that has helped launch the past, present, and future careers of local and national broadcasters and working professionals while also serving the community by promoting events, local stories, and people of interest; and

Whereas, thousands of listeners across the Portland-Metropolitan area, Oregon, the United States, and the world listen daily for music and programs that cater to the diverse tastes in music; and

Whereas, the City of Portland wishes to recognize AM 1450 KBPS for their contributions throughout Portland.

Now, therefore, I, Ted Wheeler, Mayor of the City of Portland, Oregon, the “City of Roses,” do hereby proclaim March 23, 2023, to be

AM 1450 KBPS Centennial Day

In Portland and encourage all residents to observe this day.

Agenda Items

211 Time Certain in March 15, 2023 Council Agenda

Placed on File

Introduced by


Megan Lehman

City Council & Process Policy Advisor

Requested Agenda Type

Time Certain

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date
Requested Start Time
10:15 am
Time Requested
20 minutes
Confirmed Time Certain