January 29, 2024

Audacy’s 92.3 KGON in Portland Rocks Out for 50th Anniversary 

Audacy’s 92.3 KGON (KGON-FM) in Portland celebrates its 50th anniversary on Thursday, February 1 by amplifying the voices and music home to its airwaves. The station will launch a specialty website packed with a merchandise museum, photos, videos and interviews with former talent, including Mark Thompson of the “Mark & Brian Show,” Iris Harrison, Dave Scott and Marty Party. With this milestone, 92.3 KGON joins legendary stations, including Audacy’s 99.9 KISW (KISW-FM) in Seattle, 93XRT (WXRT-FM) in Chicago and 96.5 WCMF (WCMF-FM) in Rochester as one of the few rock stations nationwide to hit the half-century mark.

“It’s not every day a station turns 50, and we’re incredibly proud of what this brand means to the city of Portland,” said Ryan Castle, Brand Manager, 92.3 KGON. “Of course, the longevity of this brand would not be possible without the generations of loyal listeners and our team members’ unwavering dedication to the classic rock format. Cheers to the next 50 years!”

Since airing for the first time with The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun” in 1974, 92.3 KGON has become one of the most listened-to rock stations in the Portland area, garnering a weekly average of 300,000 listeners across southwest Washington and northwest Oregon.

The station is accepting memories and messages from listeners via voicemail at (458) 237-7972 to feature during its full day of anniversary programming. 

Listeners can tune in to 92.3 KGON (KGON-FM) in Portland on air and nationwide on the Audacy app and website. Fans can also connect with the station via X, Facebook and Instagram.

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