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kwun tom richard composite

7 August 2014 BARHOF 0

KWUN Radio, Concord Tom Richard 1981 Composite Aircheck Hear Tom Richard On The Air! Concord’s tiny KWUN served as a training ground for numerous Bay Area radio personalities, and was a local favorite for listeners in the Contra Costa communities that it served. The composite broadcast recording accompanying [Read more…]

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KSFO Larry Ickes December 12, 1983

7 August 2014 BARHOF 0

KSFO, San Francisco The Final Day: Larry Ickes Monday, December 12, 1983 It’s the final day of the long and happy reign of Golden West Broadcasters as owner of 560/KSFO in San Francisco, and Larry Ickes is making the most of his final shift on the quintessential San Francisco station, playing plenty [Read more…]

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KNEW Radio – California Gold (June 30, 1974)

5 August 2014 BARHOF 0

KNEW Channel 91, Oakland California Gold Sunday, June 30, 1974 Featuring Ron Reynolds and John Hawkins, plus news with Ron Baker It’s the start of the final few hours of “California Gold” oldies on Oakland’s KNEW Channel 91, with a new “California Country” format to begin at midnight. Ron Reynolds, who had been a [Read more…]

Dr. Don Rose at KFRC (1975 Photo)

Dr. Don Rose (1934-2005) – BARHOF Class of 2006

2 August 2014 BARHOF 2

Dr. Don Rose (1934-2005) Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2006 As difficult as it may be to believe, Dr. Don Rose was not a licensed medical doctor.  “I studied medicine in Cairo,” he explained to the San Francisco Chronicle in 1975, “I’m a chiropractor.” Get it? If not, read the quote [Read more…]

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Bob Gordon: A Radio Journey

1 August 2014 BARHOF 0

Bob Gordon in 101.7 KKIQ’s Pleasanton studio, 1992 Photo by Tom Richard Robert Neal “Bob” Gordon has worked at several stations around the Bay Area, including Pittsburg-Concord’s KKIS/KINQ-FM and Livermore-Pleasanton’s KKIQ. In addition, he has carved out a niche as a musician under his stage name as Miles Landry [Read more…]