City Portland, Oregon
Broadcast area Portland, Oregon
Branding 92-3 KGON
Slogan Portland's Classic Rock
Frequency 92.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date December 6, 1967 (as KLIQ-FM)
February 1, 1974 (as KGON)
Format FM/HD1: Classic rock
HD2: Blues "Waterfront Blues Radio"
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 386 meters
Class C
Facility ID 2432
Transmitter coordinates 45°29′20.00″N 122°41′40.00″W / 45.4888889°N 122.6944444°W / 45.4888889; -122.6944444
Callsign meaning K OreGON
Former callsigns KLIQ-FM (1967-1973)
Owner Entercom
(Entercom License, LLC)
Sister stations KNRK, KYCH, KWJJ, KRSK, KMTT, KFXX
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (HD2)

KGON (92.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic rock format. The station also broadcasts in HD Radio, featuring live rock performances. Licensed to Portland, Oregon, United States, the station serves the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington area. The station is owned by Entercom.[1] The studios are located south of downtown Portland, and the transmitter site is in the city's Southwest Hills district.

Station history

Originally having signed on the air on December 6, 1967 as KLIQ-FM with a talk format, KGON would begin its life as an AOR on February 1, 1974, with "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles as its first song.[2] It would continue in this direction until November 4, 1992, when it shifted to its current classic rock direction.


  1. "KGON Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. "The History of KGON: A Work In Progress" Iris Harrison, (September 2, 2009)
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