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Don Keyes: The Miracle By the Bay … KABL

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“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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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)

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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…]

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Midday Masterpieces and Limelight: KABL 960, Oakland (1960)

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KABL 960 Radio Midday Masterpieces and Limelight Oakland, California Thursday, September 8, 1960 Featuring John K. Chapel with the news These early broadcasts from Gordon McLendon’s legendary KABL, shortly into its long run as the preeminent “Beautiful Music” station in the Bay Area, is a perfect illustration of the genre [Read more…]

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KFOG Named 2019 BARHOF Legendary Station

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The Bay Area Radio Museum and Hall of Fame (BARHOF) and the California Historical Radio Society (CHRS) are proud to announce today that San Francisco’s KFOG (104.5 FM) will be the recipient of their Legendary Station Award for 2019. The award focuses on KFOG during its era as “The [Read more…]