makes its splashy debut with a gala premiere broadcast
from San Jose, featuring local dignitaries and
celebrities, including Hollywood star Red
Skelton. You may
also listen to Part
3, Part 4 and
Part 5 of this
remarkable broadcast as separate exhibits.
Having lost its
transmitter site on the Old Oakland Highway — from which
the station had broadcast for the past 45 years — KEEN
bids a fond farewell and leaves the air on the last day of
1992. There in the studio for the station's last moments
are evening announcer Annie G. and KEEN co-owner
Christopher (Kit) Snell, son of station co-founder George
Snell. (Kit Snell had previously also worked on the air at
KEEN as Don West.)
* — Exhibit includes text and audio.
LS — Courtesy of Bill Brooks
(by way of Len Shapiro).
DB — Courtesy of David Billeci.
KBF — Courtesy of Keith B.