|KODL began serving The Dalles on Oct. 19th, 1940, when we became Oregon's 19th radio station. KODL was immensely popular right from the start, but was ordered off the air in 1941 following the attack on Pearl Harbor. All West Coast radio stations were silent for a short while as it was feared that the Japanese attack planes would use the signals to hone in on targets.
KODL was allowed to resume broadcasting on a limited basis from sunrise to sunset, but could not sign on in the mornings until patrols of American fighters swept for enemy fleets off the west coast. After the battle of Midway, stations were allowed to resume normal operations.
|At the time, KODL featured live and recorded popular music of the time, hosting a number of local talents, including Doc Severenson when he made his debut in 1946. Through out the years, KODL has kept up with the times by continuing to bring popular music and radio programs to the Mid-Columbia.
In 1999, KODL Radio moved from it's historic location (pictured through out this page) to it's new studio and offices located Downtown The Dalles.
|KODL features Adult Standards, Artists like Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, The Carpenters and Neil Diamond plus today's softer artists such as Rod Stewart, Michael Bouble' AND a Adele reaching the largest segment of America. Top-notch personalities add humor and music information.
KODL keeps our region in touch with the world and the community with national, regional, and local news, weather, and Informative talk shows. KODL 1440AM and 99.1 FM Community Radio at it's best.