Proclaim March 23, 2023 to be AM 1450 KBPS Centennial Day
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.
211 Time Certain in March 15, 2023 Council Agenda
Placed on File