KLIV Radio

Story Road Studio Building
San Jose, California

Summer 2007

KLIV-KRTY Radio Building (Photo)
The KLIV/KRTY Building in 2007

The studios and business offices for KLIV and KRTY radio — as well as, at one time, previously-owned KARA — in San Jose moved to this building on Story Road near Lucretia Avenue in San Jose after the old KLIV building was torn down.

The new facility shown here is located directly behind the former building, which was torn down around 2005. In 2007, when the photograph (above) was taken, only a bare patch of ground remained where the old studio once stood (see below).

Please click here for a photograph of the KLIV studio building in 1976.

KLIV 1590 Radio Logo

KLIV Location Photo
The bare ground where KLIV’ studio building once stood.

ABOVE: The bare patch of dirt near the transmitter tower marks
the former location of KLIV’s original studio building on Story Road.

KLIV Aerial Photo

ABOVE: An aerial view of the KLIV/KRTY building in 2007. The studios and offices for
the stations are located in the large gray-roofed building (right-center), while the old
building previously stood on the empty patch of land (left-center) in the parking lot. Note
the shadows of the four KLIV transmitting towers located adjacent to the building.

Bob Kieve (1994 Photo)
Bob Kieve

ABOVE: KLIV and Empire Broadcasting owner Robert Kieve at his desk (1994).
Photograph courtesy of Kim Vestal

SOURCE: David Ferrell Jackson photographs (Bay Area Radio Museum Collection), except as noted.

Google Earth

Aerial photograph of KLIV from Google Earth.



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Rhonda Aikin
Rhonda Aikin
26 May 2024 2:31 PM

I was one of the teenager in the 60’s who had a KLIV sticker on the car window. A high school friend & I were big Elvis fans & listed to KLIV all the time. Jan & Dean Beach Boys, Safari’s among many many other teen favoritesDid I mention Sonny & Cher. My hs friend & I would go to the station & request of Captain Mikey Elvis songs & he’d play them, such a great time. We also brought him cookies & a few other edibles during that time. Great memories!

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