SELECTED 1925 RADIO PROGRAM SCHEDULES
FROM SAN FRANCISCO RADIO HISTORY

These schedules of radio programs are taken from the radio columns of San Francisco newspapers for the dates shown.

January 16, 1925

Most stations now have their own frequencies. All stations go off the air 7:30 to 8:00 PM for "Silent Night" (the local DX period). The special event of the day is KPO's Second Anniversary program.

KPO, 429.5 m (710 kc) - Hale Brothers, San Francisco
7:00 AM - Setting up exercises by Bernard Drury
(silent)
11:00 AM - Chat to housewives on "Home Making" by Prudence Penny
11:50 AM - Market report on eggs, butter, cheese and poultry
12:00 Noon - Time signals from the Naval Observatory; Reading of Scripture
12:45 PM - Talk from the Commonwealth Club Luncheon at the Palace Hotel
1:00 to 2:00 PM - Rudy Seiger's Fairmont Hotel Orchestra by wire telephony
(silent)
4:30 to 5:30 PM - Rudy Seiger's Fairmont Hotel Orchestra by wire telephony
(silent)
8:00 to 9:00 PM - Second Birthday Anniversary of KPO: Music program by 30th U.S. Infantry Band, San Francisco
9:00 PM - Talk by Arthur H. Halloran, Chairman of Broadcasting Committee, Pacific Radio Trade Association
9:00 to 12:00 PM - Birthday celebration continues, music program arranged by Jack Thomas

KGO 299.8 m (1000 kc) - General Electric, Oakland
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Luncheon Concert, courtesy Pacific States Electric Co.
3:00 PM - Studio musical program and speaker
4:00 to 5:30 PM - Concert orchestra of the Hotel St. Francis, San Francisco, Vinton La Ferrera conducting
5:30 to 6:00 PM - The Girl's Half Hour, conducted by Esther Wood Schneider
6:45 PM - Final reading, stock reports, weather, produce news and news items
7:00 PM - Silent Night (off air for long distance reception)

KLX 509.9 m (590 kc)- The Tribune, Oakland
8:00 PM - Presentation of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in six parts by The KLX Players.
("Play revised for broadcasting by Etta Wilson Coleman, director of the KLX Players.
Note: Nothing has been taken from the structure of the play. All of the atmosphere of the original play will be included, even to the baying of the hounds. To add to the play the real atmosphere of Uncle Tom's environment, a colored choir will sing the mass parts with solo parts.")

KFRC 280 m (1071 kc) - RadioArt Studios, Hotel Whitcomb
6:30 to 6:45 PM - Stock and bonds news from the San Francisco stock exchange.
6:40 to 7:30 PM - Popular concert by Bem's Little Symphony Orchestra, Hotel Whitcomb. During intermission, late news bulletins will be broadcast.
7:30 to 8:00 PM - Station KFRC silent for long-distance reception.
8:00 to 9:00 PM - Concert by Bem's Little Symphony Orchestra.
9:00 to 10:00 PM - Studio program by Joseph Carey's Male Quartet

March 20, 1925

KPO 429.5 m (710 kc) - KPO and the Chronicle, San Francisco
7:00 AM - Daily Dozen" health exercises by Bernard Drury
10:00 AM - Ye Town Crier, news bulletins of the world
11:50 AM - Market report on eggs, butter, cheese and poultry
12:00 Noon - Time signals from the Naval Observatory; reading of scripture
1:00 to 2:00 PM - Rudy Seiger's Fairmont Hotel Orchestra by wire telephony
2:30 to 3:30 PM - Matinee program by Johnny Buick's Amphians
4:30 to 5:30 PM - Rudy Seiger's Fairmont Hotel Orchestra by wire telephony
5:30 to 6:30 PM - Children's hour stories by Big Brother of KPO, taken from the "Book of Knowledge"
6:30 to 7:00 PM - Dinner program by the Hess Young Band of Stanford Univ.
7:00 to 7:30 PM - Rudy Seiger's Fairmont Hotel Orchestra by wire telephony
8:00 to 11:00 PM - E. Max Bradfield's Versatile Band playing in the Palace Rose Room Bowl
8:15 PM -Fifteen minutes of humorous philosophy by "Uncle Josh" of KPO

KGO 299.8 m (1000 kc) - General Electric, Oakland
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Luncheon concert
1:30 PM - New York and San Francisco stock reports and weather
3:00 PM - Musical program and speaker
4:00 to 5:30 PM - Concert Orchestra of the Hotel St. Francis, San Francisco, Vinton LaFerrera conducting
6:45 PM - Final reading stock reports, the weather, San Francisco produce news and news items.
7:00 PM - Silent Night

KLX 509.9 m (588 kc) - The Tribune, Oakland
6:00 to 7:00 PM - Dinner concert by Dorothy Hawley
8:00 to 9:30 PM - Studio Program: music by the Magnavox Male Quartet & others
9:30 to 10:15 PM - Music by Wolohan's Californians

KFRC 270 m (1120 kc) - Radioart Studio, San Francisco
6:30 to 6:37 PM - Stock and bond news from the San Francisco Stock Exchange
6:37 to 7:30 PM - Concert by Bem's Little Symphony Orgestra, Eugenia Bem conducting, playing in Drury Lane, Hotel Whitcomb. (During intermissions, late news bulletins will be broadcast.)
7:30 to 8:00 PM - Station KFRC is silent
8:00 to 9:00 PM - Concert by Bem's Little Symphony Orchestra
9:00 to 10:00 PM - Studio program: music, and the KFRC Health Service address: "The Undernourished Child"
10:00 to 11:00 PM - Weekly meeting of the Cuckoo Club of KFRC
11:00 to 12:00 PM - Patrick Marsh Dance Orchestra

March 24, 1925

The special event of the day is the national broadcast of the Coolidge inauguration on KPO and KLX. This is one of the first transcontinental network broadcasts, a special event organized by AT&T.

KPO 429.5 m (710 kc) - KPO and the Chronicle, San Francisco
7:00 AM - "Daily Dozen", Health exercises by Bernard Drury
8:45 AM - Broadcast of Presidential Inaugural Ceremonies from Washington, D.C.: special hookup for inauguration of Calvin Coolidge.
10:30 AM - The Towne Cryer, news bulletins
10:40 AM - What is playing at local theaters?
11:30 AM - Market reports on eggs, butter, cheese and poultry
12:00 Noon - Time signals from the Naval Observatory; reading of scripture
1:00 to 2:00 PM - Rudy Seiger's Fairmont Hotel Orchestra by wire telephony
2:00 to 3:30 PM - Matinee Program
3:30 to 5:30 PM - Rudy Seiger's Fairmont Hotel Orchestra by wire telephony
5:30 to 6:30 PM - Stories and educational subjects taken from the Book of Knowledge by KPO's Big Brother
6:30 PM - What is playing at local theaters?
7:00 to 7:30 PM - Rudy Seiger's Fairmont Hotel Orchestra by wire telephony
7:30 to 8:00 PM - Dinner program by the Conn Band Instrument Company
8:00 to 8:30 PM - Piano solo
8:30 to 10:00 PM - Program under the direction of Ruth May Friend, Nellie Hughes Bennett at the piano
10:00 to 11:00 PM - Program by the California Grays Military Band

KGO 361.2 m (830 kc) - General Electric, Oakland
(Note that KGO has just changed frequencies from 1000 kc. in the past week.)
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Luncheon concert
1:30 PM - New York and San Francisco stock reports and weather
3:00 PM - Musical program and speaking
4:00 to 5:30 PM - Concert of the Hotel St. Francis, San Francisco, Vinton La Ferrera conducting
6:45 PM - Final reading of stock reports, weather, S.F. produce news and news items.
(Silent Night)

KLX 508.2 m (590 kc) - The Tribune, Oakland
8:00 AM - Broadcasting of inaugural ceremonies of President Calvin Coolidge, Washington, D.C., over transcontinental lines of American Telephone and Telegraph Company, broadcasting this event through the cooperation of the Pacific Radio Trade Assoc.
6:00 to 7:00 PM - Dinner concert by Dorothy Hawley, American Theater Organist
7:00 to 7:30 PM - News items, weather report, market and financial news
8:00 to 10:00 PM - Studio program:
Part I: The KLX Hawaiians and vocalists
Part II: Glee Club
10:00 to 11:30 PM - Wolohan's Californians, John Wolohan conducting

KFRC 270 m (1120 kc) - Radioart Studio, San Francisco
6:30 to 6:37 PM - Stock and bonds news from San Francisco Stock Exchange
6:37 to 7:30 PM - Concert by Bem's Little Symphony Orgestra, Eugenia Bem conducting, playing in Drury Lane, Hotel Whitcomb. (During intermissions, late news bulletins will be broadcast.)
7:30 to 8:00 PM - Station KFRC is silent
8:00 to 9:00 PM - Concert by Bem's Little Symphony Orchestra

March 29, 1925
STATION OPERATING SCHEDULES

KPO - Hale Bros. and the Chronicle, San Francisco, 429.5 m (710 kc)

SUNDAY

8:00 AM -
10:30 AM -
11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
6:00 - 10:00 PM

MONDAY

10:30 AM -
12:00 Noon -
1:00 - 2:00 PM
4:30 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 11:00 PM

TUESDAY

7:00 AM -
10:00 - AM
10:30 - AM
12:00 Noon -
1:00 - 2:00 PM
4:30 - 7:30 PM 8:00 - 11:00 PM

WEDNESDAY: Same as Tuesday

THURSDAY: Same as Tuesday

FRIDAY

7:00 AM -
10:00 AM -
10:30 AM -
12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM
4:30 - 5:30 PM
6:30 - 7:00 PM
8:00 - 10:00 PM

SATURDAY

7:00 AM -
10:30 AM -
12:00 Noon -
1:00 - 2:00 PM
2:30 - 3:30 PM
6:20 - 6:30 PM
8:00 - 12:00 PM

KFRC - Radioart Corporation, San Francisco, 267.7 m (1120 kc)

SUNDAY

6:30 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 12:00 PM

MONDAY

10:00 AM -
6:30 - 7:30 PM

TUESDAY

8:00 - 12:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

10:00 AM -
6:30 - 7:30 PM
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM

THURSDAY

6:30 - 7:00 PM
8:00 - 10:00 PM

FRIDAY

6:30 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 11:00 PM

SATURDAY

6:15 - 7:30 PM
 

KFUQ - Julius Brunton & Sons, San Francisco, 236 m (1271 kc)

SUNDAY

5:00 - 6:30 PM

MONDAY THRU SATURDAY

9:00 - 11:00 AM

KGO - General Electric Co., Oakland, 361.2 m (830 kc)

SUNDAY

11:00 AM -
3:30 PM -
8:00 PM -

MONDAY

9:00 AM -
10:40 AM -
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM -
3:00 PM -
4:00 - 6:00 PM
6:45 PM
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM

TUESDAY

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM -
4:00 - 5:30 PM
6:45 PM -
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM

WEDNESDAY

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM -
3:00 PM -
4:00 - 5:30 PM
6:45 PM -

THURSDAY

10:40 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM -
4:00 - 5:30 PM
6:45 PM -
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM -
10:00 PM - 1:00 AM

FRIDAY

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM -
3:00 PM -
4:00 - 5:30 PM
6:45 PM -

SATURDAY

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM -
4:00 - 5:30 PM
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
 

KLX - The Tribune, Oakland, 508.2 m (590 kc)

SUNDAY: Silent

MONDAY

6:00 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 9:30 PM

TUESDAY

6:00 - 7:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

6:00 - 7:30 PM
8:00 PM -

THURSDAY

7:00 - 7:30 PM

FRIDAY

6:00 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 10:30 PM

SATURDAY

7:00 - 7:30 PM
 

KFUS - Sherman School, Oakland, 234.5 m (1279 kc)

SUNDAY

3:30 - 4:30 PM
8:00 - 9:00 PM

MONDAY

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

TUESDAY

9:00 - 9:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

6:30 - 7:30 PM

THURSDAY

7:00 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 9:00 PM

FRIDAY

8:00 - 9:00 PM

SATURDAY

11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
 

KZM - Hotel Oakland, Oakland, 360 m (833 kc)

SUNDAY: Silent

MONDAY THRU SATURDAY: 6:30 - 7:00 PM
 

KRE - The Gazette, Berkeley, 259 m (1158 kc)

SUNDAY

10:00 - 11:00 AM
8:00 - 10:00 PM

MONDAY

8:00 - 10:00 PM

TUESDAY

8:00 - 10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

5:00 - 6:00 PM
8:00 - 12:00 PM

THURSDAY

8:00 - 10:00 PM

FRIDAY Silent

SATURDAY

8:00 - 12:00 PM
 

AUGUST 2, 1925
STATION OPERATING SCHEDULES

(Program Comments from the San Francisco Chronicle)

KPO - Hale Bros. and the Chronicle, San Francisco, 428.3 m (700 kc)

SUNDAY

8:00 AM -
10:30 AM -
11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
3:00 PM -
6:00 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 10:00 PM

MONDAY

10:30 AM -
12:00 NOON -
1:00 - 2:00 PM
2:30 - 4:00 PM
4:30 - 7:30 PM 8:00 - 12:00 PM

TUESDAY

10:00 - AM
10:30 - AM 12:00 Noon -
12:30 - 2:00 PM
3:30 - 4:30 PM
5:30 - 7:30 PM 8:00 - 11:00 PM
12:00 Midnight - 3:00 AM

WEDNESDAY

10:15 AM -
10:30 AM -
12:00 Noon -
1:00 - 2:00 PM
2:30 - 3:30 PM
5:30 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 11:00 PM

THURSDAY

10:00 - AM
10:30 - AM
12:00 Noon -
1:00 - 3:00 PM 3:30 - 4:30 PM
5:30 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 11:00 PM

FRIDAY

10:30 AM -
12:00 Noon -
12:45 PM - 1:30 - 2:00 PM
3:00 - 4:30 PM
5:00 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 10:00 PM

SATURDAY

10:30 AM -
12:00 Noon -
1:00 - 2:00 PM
2:30 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 12:00 PM

KFRC - City of Paris, San Francisco, 267.7 m (1120 kc)

Headlining on KFRC for the week will be members of the Theater Arts Club under the direction of Talma Zetta Wilburn, who will present a radio play on Saturday night. Tuesday and Friday nights will be marked by special studio offerings. Bem's Little Symphony Orchestra and Wilt Gunzendorfer's band are among the musical organizations scheduled to broadcast during the week.

SUNDAY

4:00 - 5:00 PM
6:30 - 7:00 PM
8:00 - 9:00 PM
10:00 - 12:00 PM

MONDAY

9:30 AM -
10:00 AM -
10:45 AM -
12:00 Noon -
5:30 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 9:10 PM

TUESDAY

9:30 AM -
12:00 Noon -
5:30 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 11:00 PM

WEDNESDAY

9:00 AM -
10:00 - 11:00 AM
12:00 Noon -
4:00 - 7:00 PM
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM

THURSDAY

9:30 AM -
12:00 Noon -
5:30 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 10:00 PM

FRIDAY

9:30 AM -
12:00 Noon -
4:00 - 7:00 PM
8:00 - 11:00 PM

SATURDAY

12:00 Noon -
5:30 - 7:30 PM
8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
 

KJBS - J. Brunton & Sons, San Francisco, 236 m (1271 kc)

Wednesday and Friday nights will be the "big nights" for KJBS. On Wednesday there will be a two-hour studio broadcast, while on Friday night a special concert is scheduled. All the other regular features of San Francisco's "baby broadcaster" also will be put on the air during the week.

SUNDAY

5:00 - 6:30 PM

MONDAY

9:00 - 11:30 AM
2:00 - 2:30 PM
8:00 - 10:00 PM

TUESDAY

9:00 - 11:30 AM
2:00 - 2:30 PM
6:30 - 7:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

9:00 - 11:30 AM
2:00 - 2:30 PM
8:00 - 10:00 PM

THURSDAY

9:00 - 11:30 AM
2:00 - 2:30 PM

FRIDAY

9:00 - 11:30 AM
2:00 - 2:30 PM
8:00 - 10:00 PM

SATURDAY

9:00 - 11:30 AM
2:00 - 2:30 PM
 

KGO - General Electric Co., Oakland, 361.2 m (830 kc)

Featuring the offering of KGO for the week will be a concert by the KGO Little Symphony Orchestra, on the air Tuesday night from 8 to 10 o'clock. The program of the trans-bay station for the week also will be marked by the return of the Arion Trio, which has been off the air for two months. On Thursday night another radio play, "The Thirteenth Chair," will be broadcast by a cast of ten players. Educational features will be broadcast tomorrow, and on Saturday there will be a feature studio program.

SUNDAY

11:00 AM - 7:30 PM -

MONDAY

7:15 - 7:30 AM
8:15 AM -
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
3:00 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 10:00 PM

TUESDAY

7:15 - 7:30 AM
8:15 AM -
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
4:00 - 5:30 PM
6:00 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 1:00 AM

WEDNESDAY

7:15 - 7:30 AM
8:15 AM -
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
3:00 - 7:30 PM

THURSDAY

7:15 - 7:30 AM
8:15 AM -
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
4:00 - 6:30 PM
7:00 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 10:00 PM

FRIDAY

7:15 - 7:30 AM
8:15 AM -
10:50 AM -
11:10 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
3:00 - 7:30 PM

SATURDAY

7:15 - 7:30 AM
8:15 AM -
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
4:00 - 5:30 PM
8:00 - 1:00 AM
 

KTAB - Tenth Avenue Baptist Church, Oakland, 215 m (1395 kc)

Inaugurating its first regular schedule, station KTAB, Oakland, will broadcast programs today, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Services of the Tenth Avenue Baptist Church and special features will be on the air today. On Tuesday night a program of vocal and instrumental music under the direction of Grace Adams East will be broadcast; Thursday night will feature selections from grand opera by a group of bay district artists, and on Friday there will be a program by the San Franala Ensemble under the direction of Jack Thomas.

SUNDAY

10:00 AM -
11:00 AM -
7:45 PM -

MONDAY - Silent

TUESDAY

8:00 - 10:00 PM

WEDNESDAY - Silent

THURSDAY

10:00 - 11:00 PM

FRIDAY

8:00 - 10:00 PM

SATURDAY - Silent
 

KLX - The Tribune, Oakland, 508.2 m (590 kc)

Three feature nights are scheduled for the week by station KLX, the out- standing programs being offered tomorrow, Wednesday and Friday. On tomorrow night's broadcast there will be a string ensemble and soloists; Wednesday evening will feature educational talks and a special musical program, while on Friday night music by a male quartet, saxophone ensemble and vocal and instrumental soloists will be put on the air.

SUNDAY - Silent

MONDAY

6:00 - 7:30 AM
8:00 - 10:30 PM

TUESDAY

3:15 - 5:00 PM
6:00 - 7:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

3:15 - 5:00 PM
7:00 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 10:30 PM

THURSDAY

3:15 - 5:00 PM
7:00 - 7:30 PM

FRIDAY

3:15 - 5:00 PM
6:00 - 7:30 PM
8:00 - 10:30 PM

SATURDAY

3:15 - 5:00 PM
7:00 - 7:30 PM
 

KFUS - Sherman School, Oakland, 234.5 m (1279 kc)

Music by the chorus of the Oakland Temple Baptist Church will again feature the KFUS offering for the week. The chorus, with assisting soloists, will be on the air today and Tuesday. On Friday there will be a special program by the Gospel Tabernacle chorus of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Oakland, with vocal and instrumental solos.

SUNDAY

9:00 - 9:30 AM
3:30 - 4:30 PM

MONDAY - Silent

TUESDAY

2:30 - 3:30 PM
9:00 - 9:30 PM

WEDNESDAY - Silent

THURSDAY

2:30 - 3:30 PM
8:00 - 10:00 PM

FRIDAY

8:00 - 9:00 PM

SATURDAY

11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
 

KZM - Hotel Oakland, Oakland, 242 m (1240 kc)

SUNDAY - Silent

MONDAY TO SATURDAY

6:30 - 7:00 PM
 

KRE - The Gazette, Berkeley, 259 m (1158 kc)

SUNDAY

10:00 - 11:00 AM
6:30 - 7:30 PM
8:15 - 9:15 PM

MONDAY - Silent

TUESDAY - Silent

WEDNESDAY - Silent

THURSDAY

8:00 - 9:30 PM

FRIDAY - Silent

SATURDAY

8:00 - 12:00 PM

KFUU - Colburn Radio, San Leandro, 224 m (1339 kc)

Station KFUU will again be on the air tomorrow, Wednesday and Friday. The broadcasts tomorrow and Wednesday will feature orchestral music, while the Friday evening offering will include vocal and instrumental solos and duets.

SUNDAY

1:30 - 3:00 PM

MONDAY

8:00 - 9:30 PM

TUESDAY - Silent

WEDNESDAY

8:00 - 9:30 PM

THURSDAY

8:00 - 9:30 PM

FRIDAY

8:00 - 9:30 PM

SATURDAY - Silent
 

KFQH, Radio Service Co., Burlingame, 220 m (1363 kc)

SUNDAY - Silent

MONDAY - Silent

TUESDAY

8:00 - 10:30 PM

WEDNESDAY - Silent THURSDAY

8:00 - 10:30 PM

FRIDAY - Silent

SATURDAY

8:00 - 10:30 PM

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