KYUU 99.7 FM
San Francisco, California
January 1977-October 1988

The roots of 99.7 KYUU can be traced back to NBC's construction of the station as the FM adjunct to its powerhouse KPO (680 AM) back in 1946. Originally permitted to operate at 98.1 megacycles with 3,000 watts of power, KPO-FM was granted an increase to 45,000 watts in July 1947.

The station became KNBC-FM in November 1947 (concurrent with KPO changing call letters to KNBC on the AM side), with a move to 99.7 FM in 1948. Throughout its early existence, KNBC-FM which became KNBR-FM in November 1962 duplicated much of its AM counterpart's programming, with brief attempts at flying solo. On June 18, 1975, KNBR-FM adopted a fulltime news format as part of NBC's NIS (News & Information Service) Network, then switched call letters to KNAI (for "News And Information") to better reflect the new programming.

In January 1977, the news format was dropped and KNAI became KYUU, airing the "FM 100 Plan" Adult Popular Music format programmed by Peters Productions. Later in the year, KNBR and KYUU moved to new studios at 1700 Montgomery Street, Suite 400, in San Francisco. In 1978, John Hayes became general manager of KYUU; he was promoted to vice president of NBC's FM Radio Division in January 1980, while continuing to oversee KYUU's operations.

KYUU was moved to its own studio complex at 530 Bush Street in March 1982, leaving KNBR behind on Montgomery Street, while adopting a new Contemporary Hits format. Terry De Voto replaced John Hayes as KYUU's general manager in September 1984.

On October 7, 1988, KYUU and four other NBC-owned stations (not including KNBR) were sold for $121.5-million to Jeff Smulyan's Emmis Broadcasting, at which time KYUU became KXXX (X-100).

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1988

Audio presentation Don Bleu & Rick Shaw on KYUU, August 5, 1988 (65 minutes) MS

IN STEREO! The end of Don Bleu's shift, plus the start of Rick Shaw's program.

Audio presentation Bobby Ocean on KYUU, August 8, 1988 (90 minutes) MS

IN STEREO! Plus news with Gil Haar.

 

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