Legendary KISN DJ Pat Pattee passes on


Word out of Portland has reached the Puget Sound Media  20/20 News room that legendary 91 KISN DJ Pat Pattee has passed away at age 81.  No other details are available at posting time. “The Preacher” ruled the Portland airwaves on “The Night Watch” midnight – 6am shift for many years at KISN. Except for a brief period in the early 70’s, Pat was on air at KISN from it’s inception in 1962 right up to the very end in 1976 when the station lost it’s license. Pat was a great entertainer who especially loved R&B.  Pat along with the other KISN ‘Good Guys’ were inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame in 2018. More info once we receive it.

KISN  DJ reunion – from left: Tom Michaels ( far left ) ….Roger Hart, Dick Sainte, Tom Murphy, Pat Pattee 

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Mike Cherry

Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening

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