KINK Radio moves to new studio

KINK Radio moves to new studio

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by Frank Mungeam, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on August 13, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 13 at 7:23 PM

KING Radio is on the move.

After 42 years sharing the KGW studios at 15th and Jefferson, KINK employees finished packing up Friday for their move to new digs about ten blocks away.

Live on the air Friday morning, long-time hosts Dave Scott and Sheila Hamilton took time for a trip back in time.

"This building has always reminded me of WKRP in Cincinnati,” quipped Scott.

“It reminds me of pirate radio," Hamilton added.

A lot has changed since KINK Radio signed on the air on Christmas Day, 1968. But the hosts insisted only the station’s location is changing.

"KINK's identity and independence and fiery spirit isn't going away, it's just we are getting better machinery,” said Hamilton. “I mean look at how we've propped up this stuff for the past 40 years!”

“Do you think we'll be using a tape dispenser to hold up our new equipment!" added Scott.

The studio walls were hung with autographed photos of some of the biggest names in music and entertainment: Sting, Chris Isaak, Lyle Lovett, and even Bill Clinton have stopped by the KINK studios over the years.

For Sheila Hamilton, one visitor stood out above all others.

"The day that I met Robert Plant was the best of my life! Because, as a kid, it was the first concert my brother was forced to take me to," said Hamilton.

KINK listeners can look forward to even more live concerts in the future, thanks to a new, upgraded live performance lounge at their new home.

KGW reporter Chris Murphy contributed to this report.

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