KGO Radio 810, San Francisco:
The Complete Collection

San Francisco, California

Named Legendary Station of the Year by the Bay Area Radio Museum and Hall of Fame, 2010.



KGO 810 Radio Logo (2006)





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Art Finley

Jim Dunbar

Ronn Owens

Jim Eason


On The Air Sign (Image)

KGO Radio 810
San Francisco

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1962           The Sounds of San Francisco from the KGO Music Tower (1962; 40 minutes) Presentation includes textPresentation includes audio

Russ Coughlin on KGO (March 8, 1971; 19 minutes):

“Coglin” hosts the 11 PM hour on KGO, leading into a Howard K. Smith report on the American Information Network and local headlines, followed by Russ and two guests from the IRS. Courtesy of John Schneider.

 KGO Newsbeat With Harv Morgan (Monday, April 12, 1971; 45 minutes) Presentation includes audioJS

The 4 PM hour begins with news from American Information Radio, then continues with Harv Morgan anchoring the local newscast, which includes (amid numerous technical glitches) reports from Peter Cleaveland, George Ruge, Jack Hines, Lu Hurley (with traffic from the Hurleybird), Greg Jordan (KGO Sports), Jack Drees (ABC Sports) and Bill Furnell (business).

1972         Jim Eason on KGO (April 1972; 4 minutes) Presentation includes textPresentation includes audio

In which Mr. Eason finds an ad for men’s clothing more than slightly amusing…

1976         Al “Jazzbeaux” Collins on KGO (Friday, February 6, 1976; 55 minutes) Presentation includes audio

1978         Art Finley interviews Bill Graham on KGO (Tuesday, May 9, 1978; 45 minutes) Presentation includes textPresentation includes audioBC

 “Friday Night Rock Trivia” with Ronn Owens on KGO (June 1978; 15 minutes) Presentation includes audio

1982         Jim Dunbar, Ted Wygant and the KGO Morning News (Monday, May 3, 1982; 43 minutes) Presentation includes audio

Plus “World News This Morning” from ABC with Joe Templeton on the first day of simulcasting on KGO AM 81 and FM 104 following the demise of KSFX (103.7 FM).

1994         Jim Eason on KGO (March 3, 1994; 8 minutes) Presentation includes audioJE

Jim interviews legendary jazz saxophonist Joe Henderson (1937-2001).

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BC — Courtesy of the University of British Columbia (Art Finley Collection).
JE — Courtesy of James Eason.
JS — Courtesy of John Schneider.
Other recordings from the Bay Area Radio Museum archives.



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