KRE Radio, Berkeley
601 Ashby Avenue
This is a view of the completed art deco KRE studio building at 601 Ashby Avenue. A large studio with a spring-suspended floor was added on to the left side of the original transmitter building in 1938; offices occupied all of the addition in front. (The upper story of offices was not added until 1948.)
This photo was taken some time between 1949, when KRE-FM went on the air, and 1957, when the 178 ft. tower shown was blown down in a windstorm.
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