Bay Area Radio History

John is updating his Bay Area radio history work. See The Radio Historian

CHRS and the Bay Area Radio Museum are proud to present John Schneider’s classic
history of radio in the San Francisco, “Voices Out Of The Fog,” a comprehensive
chronicle of the origins of broadcasting in the Bay Area.


Click here to read "Voices Out Of The Fog"


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| KABL | KBLX | KCBS | KDIA | KEARKEEN | KEST |
| KEWB | KFOG | KFRC | KGO | KHIP | KIOI | KITS | KKHI | KKIS |
| KLIV | KLOK | KLS | KLX | KMEL | KMPX | KNBR | KNEW | KOFY | KOIT |
| KPEN | KPO | KPUP | KQW | KRE | KROW | KSAN | KSFO | KSFX | KSMO |
| KSOL | KTAB | KTIM | KWUN | KXLR | KXXX | KYA | KYA-FM | KYUU |

 

 

 

 

Stations listed alphabetically by call letters.

PLEASE NOTE: Exhibits are being added on a regular basis. Only exhibits currently available online are cataloged here.

Return to top of pageKABL (see also KROW)

  • Historical Timeline


Return to top of pageKBLX

  • Historical Timeline


Return to top of pageKCBS (see also KQW)

  • Historical Timeline


Return to top of pageKDIA


Return to top of pageKEAR

Call letters used by several Bay Area stations on
different frequencies, including 1550 AM (1952-1956), 97.3 FM
(1956-1978), 106.9 FM (1978-2005) and 610 AM (2005-).


Return to top of pageKEEN

  • Historical Timeline


Return to top of pageKEST

  • Historical Timeline


Return to top of pageKEWB  (see also KNEW)


Return to top of pageKFOG

  • Historical Timeline


Return to top of pageKFRC


Return to top of pageKGO

  • Historical Timeline


Return to top of pageKHIP

Operated on 106.9 FM from 1960-1962. Had been
KPUP (1958-1960). Became KMPX
(1962-1978) and KEAR (1978-Present).


Return to top of pageKIOI (see also KPEN)

  • Historical Timeline


Return to top of pageKITS

  • Historical Timeline


Return to top of pageKKHI
(AM) (see also KSMO, KOBY, KPIX, KYCY)


Return to top of pageKKIS
(AM)


Return to top of pageKLIV
(1590 AM, San Jose)

  • Historical Timeline


Return to top of pageKLOK
(1170 AM, San Jose)


Return to top of pageKLS (see also KWBR, KDIA)


Return to top of pageKLX (see also KEWB,
KNEW)


Return to top of pageKMEL

  • Historical Timeline


Return to top of pageKMPX

Operated on 106.9 FM from 1962-1978. Had been
KPUP (1958-1960) and KHIP
(1960-1962). Moved to 98.9 FM (1978-1982).


Return to top of pageKNBC
(680 AM, San Francisco)


Return to top of pageKNBR
(AM) (see also KPO, KNBC)


Return to top of pageKNEW (see also KEWB)


Return to top of pageKOFY

  • Historical Timeline


Return to top of pageKOIT
(AM)


Return to top of pageKOIT
(FM)

  • KOIT-FM
    Historical Timeline


Return to top of pageKPEN (see also KIOI)

  • Historical Timeline


Return to top of pageKPO (see also KNBR)


Return to top of pageKPUP

Operated on 106.9 FM from 1958-1960. Became
KHIP (1960-1962), KMPX
(1962-1978) and KEAR (1978-Present).


Return to top of pageKQW (see also KCBS)


Return to top of pageKRE


Return to top of pageKROW (see also KABL)

  • Historical Timeline


Return to top of pageKSAN
(AM)


Return to top of pageKSFO

Operated on 560 AM from 1935-Present. Had been
KTAB from 1925-1935.


Return to top of pageKSFX

  • Historical Timeline


Return to top of pageKSMO


Return to top of pageKSOL
(AM)


Return to top of pageKTAB

Operated from San Francisco on various AM frequencies
from 1925-1935; moved to 560 AM in the late 1920s. Changed to
KSFO (1935-Present).


Return to top of pageKTIM

  • Historical Timeline


Return to top of pageKWUN

Operated from Concord on 1480 AM from 1963-1993.
Silent despite several subsequent call letter changes in the years since
then.


Return to top of pageKXLR

Operated on 1260 AM during 1985-1986. Was
KYA (1926-1983); KOIT (AM,
1983-1985; 1986-Present).


Return to top of pageKXXX
(X-100)

Operated on 99.7 FM from 1988-1991. Was KNBC-FM,
KNBR-FM, KNAI and KYUU under NBC ownership
(1948-1988). Became KFRC-FM (1991-Present).

  • Historical Timeline


Return to top of pageKYA
(AM)

Operated at various AM dial positions from 1926-1983.
Became KOIT (1983-Present, except 1985-1986 as
KXLR).


Return to top of pageKYA
(FM)

  • Historical Timeline: KYA-FM 93.3


Return to top of pageKYUU

Operated at 99.7 FM from 1977-1988. Previously
operated as KNBC-FM, KNBR-FM and KNAI under NBC ownership (1948-1988).
Became KXXX (“X-100,” 1988-1991) and KFRC-FM (1991-Present).

  • Historical Timeline

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