KQW Radio, San Jose
J. Clarence Myers
Broadcast Weekly, June 3, 1933

J. Clarence Myers (KQW Radio, 1933)

An article from the June 3, 1933, edition of Broadcast Weekly, "The Leading Radio Guide of the Pacific Coast," detailing the appointment of J. Clarence Myers as manager of Radio Station KQW's studio facility in San Francisco. Mr. Myers had been the "Ether Gleanings" columnist for Broadcast Weekly, reporting on the comings and goings in local radio, before hiring on at KQW.

At this time, KQW (1010 AM) maintained its principal studios in San Jose, its city of license, with auxiliary studios in San Francisco and Sacramento.

Perhaps the most interesting line in the article regards the history of KQW, which is generally considered to be the first and oldest broadcasting station in the world. The article notes that KQW "recently celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary," which would date the station's founding by Doc Herrold to 1908.

KQW was moved to 740 AM in 1941, and became KCBS on April 3, 1949.

The text of the article as it appeared in Broadcast Weekly reads:

Myers Appointed KQW
Branch Manager

The appointment of J. Clarence Myers as manager of the San Francisco studios of KQW has just been announced by Fred J. Hart, president of the Pacific Agricultural Foundation, Ltd., which owns and operates the station.

KQW, the main studios of which are in San Jose, is popularly known as "The Voice of Rural California" and the pioneer broadcaster of the world. It recently celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary.

Myers, a newspaperman for thirteen years, spent ten of those years as radio editor of a San Francisco evening paper, the Call-Bulletin. For a year and a half he broadcast the news over KFRC, the Don Lee station, three times daily, under the radio name "The Globe Trotter."

For the past year he has been associated in both an editorial and advertising capacity with Broadcast Weekly.

KQW's San Francisco studios are located in the Robert Dollar building.

SOURCE: Broadcast Weekly Archives of the Bay Area Radio Museum.

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