KJBS Radio, San Francisco
Reception Verification Letter
February 6, 1939
from Radio Station KJBS verifies a reception report sent in by listener
Richard Wright, who had successfully tuned the San Francisco station in
at his home in Chicago. Collecting these verification letters or similar
post cards — known as a "QSL" — were highly valued by listeners intent
on "hauling in" distant stations.
As noted in
the letter, KJBS operated on 1070 kilocycles (or 280.2
meters) with 500 watts at
this time. KJBS became today's KFAX, which broadcasts fulltime with
50,000 watts on 1100 kHz. from its transmitter plant in Hayward.
ORIGINAL SIZE: 8-1/2x11 inches.
SOURCE: Bay Area Radio Museum Collection.