KEEN 1370 Radio
San Jose, California
1947-1992

The first advertising rate card issued by KEEN (1370 AM) in 1947

The first advertising rate card issued by KEEN (1370 AM) in 1947
(Keith B. Farr Broadcast Archive)

 

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* — Exhibit includes text and audio.

1947

KEEN Radio Debuts (Saturday, June 21, 1947) BB

KEEN 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 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5 of this remarkable broadcast as separate exhibits.

 1960

KEEN "Uncle Phil's Party" Promo, December 15, 1960 (30 seconds) DB

1970s

KEEN Station ID featuring Tom T. Hall (Circa 1970s) KBF

1992

KEEN Radio Leaves The Air (December 31, 1992 ) MS

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. Farr.

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