The Portland 50 is a podcast series about the people who dreamt, built and championed the innovation, growth and uniqueness of Portland. Each episode is a narrative journey told by the founders, leaders and drivers behind some of Oregon’s best known companies, landmarks and industries.
In the final episode of this first series, Peggy LaPoint talks with John David and Jack McGowan, and feature Jeff Douglas. The year was 1968 and John was KINK’s first General Manager and Jeff, KINK’s first Program Director. They were the vision behind the station. Jack McGowan was KINK’s first Promotions Manager and came on board a few years later. The three discuss how they got KINK’s call letters, the first days on the air and KINK, the Underground Link.