KABL Coverage Map (1978 Image)

KABL (960 AM and 98.1 FM) Coverage Map, 1978

4 September 2021 BARHOF 0

KABL Radio 960 AM and 98.1 FM Coverage Map 1978 As part of its marketing package directed toward potential advertisers, KABL included this coverage map and brief overview of the station’s appeal to Bay Area listeners, with a sample list of tunes that were among those featured (with [Read more…]

Don Keyes (Photo)

Don Keyes: The Miracle By the Bay … KABL

9 August 2014 BARHOF 2

“The Miracle By the Bay … KABL” By Don Keyes As national program director, Don Keyes (photo, left) oversaw the programming operations for all of the McLendon Stations from 1957 to 1966. These legendary radio stations included KLIF, Dallas-Fort Worth; KILT, Houston; KTSA, San Antonio; KEEL, Shreveport; WYSL, [Read more…]

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KABL Radio Debuts: May 11, 1959

9 August 2014 BARHOF 0

Monday, May 11, 1959: KABL Radio Debuts By Bob Foster San Mateo Times As the media reporter for the San Mateo Times, Bob Foster (photo, right) covered local radio and television for more than forty years. Covering everyone from local disc jockeys to Hollywood stars, he was a [Read more…]

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KROW Becomes KABL (May 1959)

1 August 2014 BARHOF 4

KROW Becomes KABL Monday, May 11, 1959 The recording that accompanies this exhibit is truly the stuff of legend. Taped by James Zahn over the weekend of May 9-10, 1959, it captures a fabled moment in Bay Area broadcasting history, and one of the greatest curveballs ever thrown. [Read more…]