94.5 KWSS Radio: 1983-1991
Gilroy/San Jose, California

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The original KWSS staff and management team, photographed at the El Paseo de Saratoga shopping center in January 1983, shortly after taking over control of the station. (It had been the world-famous KFAT 94½ prior to coming under new ownership.)

Jim Duncan, who served as chief engineer at both KFAT and KWSS, provided this photograph, which includes general manager Palmer Pyle (second from left, in baseball cap), program director Dave Van Stone (sixth from left, next to the woman on the W), morning duo Bill Kelly and Al Kline (peeking through the S’s), receptionist Shirley Sanchez (second from right) and sales manager Dayton Philips.

The station became KUFX (“K-Fox”) on March 4, 1991, and is currently KBAY.

FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE…

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1988

 John Mack Flanagan & Barry Beck on KWSS, February 12, 1988 Exhibit includes audioEdited (scoped) aircheckCA

Plus Shelby Sweeney with traffic.

1991

 Tim Anthony on KWSS, March 1991 Exhibit includes audioEdited (scoped) aircheckTA

 

Text and Audio PresentationExhibit includes audio— Exhibit includes text and audio. Exhibit includes audio — Exhibit includes audio.
Fair-to-poor audio quality — Fair-to-poor audio quality. Edited (scoped) aircheck — Edited (scoped) aircheck.
CA — Courtesy of George Junak and California Aircheck.
TA — Courtesy of Tim Anthony.

Special thanks to Jim Duncan , George Junak of California Aircheck and Tim Anthony for their generous assistance in creating this tribute to the legendary KWSS!

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