1966 Original Construction Permit submitted by Lane Community College on August 2.
1967 KLCC goes on the air (as KPNW) at 440 watts of power on February 17, broadcasting from 200 N. Monroe Street in Eugene.
1968 Applied to the FCC on January 29 to broadcast in stereo. Transmitter moved to current position at Blanton Heights on September 20. Station is moved to Lane Community College main campus.
1971 National Public Radio affiliation. All Things Considered goes on the air.
1974 KLCC studios and offices moved to Forum Building on LCC main campus. Michael Canning begins volunteering as host of Jazz 120.
1975 First on-air Radiothon raises $10,000 to increase power to 10,000 watts -- "Buck a Watt!" Carl Woideck and Jeffrey Ogburn begin as music volunteers.
1976 Mass firing of most employees at that time.
1977 KLCC becomes independent department of LCC. Steve Barton hired as assistant engineer, becomes chief engineer in 1978 and General Manager in 1987. Don Hein hired as News & Public Affairs Director, becomes Program Director in 1988. Rooster begins as volunteer host of Blues Power. Howie Leff begins hosting From the Leffside, popular folk program which ran for 7 years.
1978 - Consortium for Public Radio in Oregon (CPRO) created. Howard Berkes begins volunteering in News Department.
1979 John Hockenberry & John Cooney begin as news volunteers. Greg Daugherty begins as volunteer jazz host.
1980 Radiothon raises $18,000. Paula Chan hired as Development Director. KLCC's Howard Berkes covers Mt. St. Helens eruption for NPR.
1981 Increased power to 30,000 watts. Florence, Cottage Grove, and Oakridge translators on the air. NPR's Morning Edition on air one hour a day. Jon Schwartz becomes Station Manager. Kris Lindstrom Fox hired as Continuity Director. Enid Lefton begins hosting Women's Music. Tripp Sommer, Alan Siporin, John Glassburner and Greg Black begin as volunteers.
1982 Prairie Home Companion on KLCC. Alan Siporin begins hosting Blue Plate Special and reporting for NPR.
1983 Bend translator on the air. Liz Wise hired as music host. Gary Trendler, Larry Koenigsberg, Steve Katz, Santos Narvaez, Armando Morales, and Mary O'Connor begin as music volunteers. Peter Wotton begins as volunteer.
1984 NPR's Morning Edition replaces Morning Classics. Increased power to 86,000 watts. First Prairie Home Companion "Ice Cream Social and Powdermilk Biscuit Bake-Off." Michael Canning hired as Music Director. Frank Cataldo and Frank Nearing begin as volunteers. Volunteer Andrew Rosenthal leaves KLCC after ten productive years.
1985 Newport/Depoe Bay translator on the air. KLCC listeners fund Alan Siporin's trip to Nicaragua to cover war. First live broadcast of the Eugene Celebration 5th Avenue Stage. KLCC's first entry in Eugene Celebration Parade as "Marching Radio Band." Northwest Passage created with host Don Hein. Ethel Weltman begins as volunteer. CPRO begins providing member stations with reports from the Oregon Legislature.
1986 Tripp Sommer hired as Morning Edition host. Gayle Chisholm hired as Marketing Director.
1987 Roseburg translator on the air. KLCC celebrates 20 years on air with party at Hult Center. Steve Barton becomes General Manager. Kris Fox becomes Membership Director. Pete LaVelle begins as music host. Leslie Hildreth begins as news volunteer and co-host of Northwest Passage. Rooster begins hosting Tropical Beat.
1988 "October Surprise" Radiothon. Tripp Sommer becomes News Director and host of Northwest Passage. Don Hein becomes Program Director. Jenny Newtson hired as Morning Edition host. John Bredesen hired as Chief Engineer. Lynne Phillips hired as Office Manager. Cina Kraft begins as host of Heartwood Hotel. Carolyn Spector begins volunteering as Book Reviewer.
1989 KLCC's innovative daytime music format, Fresh Tracks, begins with hosts Michael Canning and Liz Wise. Sisters translator on the air. Fall Radiothon raises $70,000. Garrison Keillor reads from his new book for KLCC listeners at Lane Community College. Blue Plate Special ends. Live Wire call-in show on air with host Alan Siporin. Car Talk added to schedule.
1990 Power changed to 81,000 watts on new tower. KLCO 90.5 FM goes on the air in Newport, September 13. Reedsport translator on the air in November. First live broadcast of Willamette Valley Folk Festival from the U of O. "Prejudice Puzzle" brings opinions of local youth to the air. Luther Pierson begins volunteering. Leslie Hildreth begins hosting Mist Covered Mountain. Frank Gosar begins hosting Saturday Cafe. Kent Willocks begins hosting New Dreamers.
1991 Audience grows to 50,000+ listeners each week. Spring Radiothon goal $83,500 with $2500 for NPR Gulf War coverage. "Giant Music Sale" nets $10,000. Women's Music 10th anniversary party. Pacifica News and BBC added to schedule for "More news, more views." Garrison Keillor is dropped from schedule. Angela Kellner begins as music volunteer. Downtown Deb brings Dead Air to KLCC.
2001 - Audience grows to 70,000+ listeners per week. Spring Thon Busters raise $100,000 towards Radiothon's $200,000 goal. Cyber Day reveals secret ingredients to Tripp Sommer's BBQ Sauce. KLFR 89.1 FM goes on the air in Reedsport February 26. Riddle translator on the air in June. This American Life dropped from the schedule for a second airing of Car Talk. KLCC live broadcast RV gets a facelift in time for summer events. Ethel Weltman moves from host of Night Jazz to Jazz Inside Out. Tropical Beat expands to two and a half hours. Sallie Holloman is hired as KLCC Traffic Coordinator and Office Manager. David Gizara becomes host of Night Jazz. Carolyn Spector, KLCC Book Reviewer for 12 years and more than 300 books, passes away in August. KLCC and NPR provide round the clock coverage after World Trade Center and Pentagon are attacked by terrorists on September 11.
2002 - KLCC celebrates 35th anniversary at the Hult Center on February 21. KLCC hosts its first Microbrew Festival at the Fairgrounds in March, with 30 brewers and live music. Ninth Garden Tour is a tremendous success on a beautiful day. Significant supporters Howard Berkes, Mike Rose & Nancy Oft Rose, and Frank Nearing are honored at the KLCC Circle of Friends BBQ in August. KLCC raises $235,000 during Fall Radiothon, with more than 500 listeners calling during the final 4 hours. Mike Zibelman takes over as host of JazzSunday afternoons. Angela Kellner begins as local host of All Things Considered. Dan Plaster's Front Porch moves to Sunday afternoons. Rachael McDonald begins hosting Weekend Edition. Joe B. begins hosting Air Jamaica.
2003 - KLCC shows innovative 1 Giant Leap film at the McDonald Theater to enthusiastic audience. KLCC Microbrew Festival takes place in March with 40 brewers from all over the West. Tenth Annual Garden Tour -- Ten Exquisite Gardens -- held in the College Hill and Fairmount Neighborhoods. KLCC's Northwest Passage wins First Place Award from PRNDI for Best News/Public Affairs program. Hannif Panni begins hosting Liquid Beat as Matt Nelkin moves on. Adrienne Wilson begins reporting from Salem as Capitol Correspondent. Morning Edition host Jenny Newtson leaves KLCC in August after 15 years. Critical Mass host Alan Siporin leaves KLCC in September after 22 years. Farewell parties are held for both, attended by many appreciative listeners who will miss these KLCC icons. Eugene artist, former host of Visible City, and long-time friend of KLCC David Joyce dies on December 3. Over $250,000 raised during Fall Radiothon from more than 3500 listeners. KLCC in Bend moves to 88.1 FM in October. NPR receives $200 million bequest from philanthropist Joan B. Kroc in November.
2004 - KLCC Microbrew Festival raises over $45,000 in February, offering a Mega Music Sale, 30 brewers, two great bands, and John Glassburner's Micro-Blues. Spring Radiothon ends with record $58,000 day, raising a total of $251, 205 -- just shy of the $255,000 goal. Eleventh annual Garden Tour -- Personal Palettes -- takes place in 2 historic Eugene neighborhoods. KLCC hires Ann Dornfeld in May as new local host of Morning Edition. Front Porch moves to Sunday afternoons, and Native American program Earthsongs joins the schedule on Saturday evenings. Reggae volunteer Joe B., a.k.a. Banghi, leaves Air Jamaica after 2 years. Sean Bowditch begins hosting All Things Considered as Angela Kellner goes on maternity leave. KLCC transitions from printed to electronic Program Guides. Fall Radiothon reaches goal of $260,000, with $132,000 coming from Thon Busters. KLCC provides live broadcasts of UO's Willamette Valley Folk Festival, Oregon Country Fair, OFAM opening night, Eugene Celebration, and Presidential Debates between George W. Bush and John Kerry. New station KMPQ 88.1 FM goes on the air in Roseburg.
2005 - The Capital Campaign to move KLCC downtown kicks into high gear. February Microbrew Festival / Music Sale is a huge success. www.klcc.org wins Best Website award from Associated Press, competing against all radio stations in Oregon. Nikki Breece retires from Women's Music, Nanci Lavelle takes over and renames the show Sisters. Angela Kellner retires from Tropical Beat. Matt Nelkin returns to Liquid Beat. Tim Taylor begins hosting Air Jamaica. Doug Anders begins volunteering as jazz host. Heather Meldrum & Nicole Matthys join the KLCC news crew. KLBR 88.1 FM in Bend goes on the air in October with 5000 watts of power, bringing better service to Bend, Redmond, Sisters and Sunriver. History of KLCC in Central Oregon.
2006 - The KLCC Capital Campaign begins the year with 60% of the funds in the bank. The new building is officially purchased in January and fundraising continues, with plans to move downtown at the end of the year. KLCC Microbrew Festival profits more than $50,000 in February. Nicole Matthys joins Claude Offenbacher as host of Sunday at Noon. Andy Small becomes host of Tropical Beat. Steve Helwig takes over as host of Straight Street. KLCC Staff and Volunteer gather at the new building for a group photo in September.
2007 - KLCC Microbrew Festival profits a record $69,000 in February. Spring Radiothon makes goal of $280,000 with 2 minutes to spare. New KLCC website is launched on April 16. New KLCC logo debuts in the spring. KLCC Garden Tour takes place on College Hill in June. Ann Dornfield leaves Morning Edition in July, and Rachael McDonald begins hosting in November. Doug Anders begins hosting new show Continental Drift, replacing Air Jamaica on Friday nights. KLCC News provides weeklong Special Issues series on Mental Health and The Road to Eugene '08 Olympic Trials.
2008 - KLCC moves to its new home in downtown Eugene on January 4th! After nearly 41 years on the Lane Community College Campus, KLCC moved to 136 W 8th in downtown Eugene. Funding for the purchase and remodeling of the station’s new home came primarily from private donations to KLCC’s $2.45 million Building Community Campaign. Many performers and news figures visited KLCC at its new, easily accessible location. KLCC Microbrew Festival hosts 50 breweries and raises over $66,000. A record $290,180 was raised during Fall Radiothon, as KLCC surpassed it's Fall goal with 5 minutes to spare. KLCC reporters cover Presidential Candidate Barack Obama's visit to Eugene in May. KLCC News Team produces weeklong Special Issues series on Downtowns and The Economy. General Manager Steve Barton retires from full-time duties after 32 years at KLCC. KLCC hosts and listeners compile a list of Best Music of 2008.
2009 - The KLCC Microbrew Festival kicks off the year with over 3,000 guests tasting more than 100 brews. Spring Radiothon reaches 92% of it's goal during the worst economy seen in years. StoryCorps comes to Eugene for the month of May! KLCC News Team produces weeklong Special Issues series on Telling the Story of..., inspired by StoryCorps' visit. KLCC Garden Tour returns after a one year sabbatical. Dead Air celebrates Jerry Garcia's birthday with "Jerry Day" at WOW Hall. KLCC staff enters the Eugene Celebration parade after a many year hiatus. Fall Radiothon raises $283,000 and uses web-based tally book for the first time, doing away with paper and pencil. KLCC joins Facebook, and NPR launches an app that brings KLCC's live stream to the iPhone. Fresh Tracks celebrates 20 years of keeping it fresh with a party at the Vets Club in November, with Keith Greeninger & friends performing. KLCC begins broadcasting in HD in Eugene, Newport, Florence, Reedsport and Roseburg.
2010 - LeRoy Bell and Ty Curtis rocked the house at the KLCC Microbrew Festival in February while 4000+ guests sampled brews from 50 breweries. KJ McCleary begins hosting Mist Covered Mountain in May, after long-time host Leslie Hildreth retires. NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard meets with KLCC staff and listeners in June. KLCC News wins 17 awards from OAPBA and 5 awards from PRNDI. Garden Tour is held on Lane Community College campus and nearby neighborhood. Food For Thought, a new call-in show hosted by Ryan Dawe-Stotz and Boris Wiedenfeld, is added to the Sunday lineup. An iPad is given away during the final Cyber Day of the year in December.