Bill Plummer On Bill Plummer
My first employment at KKIS was in 1959 as a board
operator for remotes, although I had done volunteer work on the
station's high school football broadcasts in 1958. This was part-time
After securing my first phone FCC license in 1959, I
began work the following year at the station's Collinsville transmitter
site as a transmitter operator on weekends while attending college. I
started as a disc jockey with a "middle of the road" music format on
Sunday evenings in the spring of 1962 from the Collinsville studio.
With college graduation in June '62, I entered
broadcasting full-time doing the morning commute shift with an adult
contemporary musical sound. This format evolved into the "KKIS Top 33 on
99" music. A combination of low pay, working from the transmitter studio
and a reluctance to leave Pittsburg, I quit the full-time position in
1963, returned to college for a teaching credential and worked as a
weekend and vacation relief deejay until the music changed in the 1970s.
Employed as a teacher at Pittsburg High School since
1964, I continued as a part-time and weekend announcer off and on until
1982. At the school I was the PA announcer for basketball and football.
In 1999, after 35 years in education I retired and continue to live in
ORIGINAL PHOTO SIZE: 8x10 inches.
SOURCE: Bill Plummer Collection, Bay Area Radio Museum.