Modesto Radio Museum





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Hello: Ran across your site today--very interesting! Back in my KSTN days, I had many friends who worked at KFIV, including John "Michaels" Kirby, and Mike "Shannon" Gitzen. I visited there many times and enjoyed the place and the people. My days in Stockton began in 1973, and lasted, off and on, until May of 1980. Press on! Don

Added: August 1, 2015
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Sad news to report, Joe Gross the original owner of 95.1/KDJK Oakdale/Modesto/Stockton died on Tuesday 7/28. Apparently Joe had a heart attack at his home in Ceres. I don't have any other information at this time. When word comes of a memorial I will post that information. Joe's leadership from the beginning in 1985 was one of the reasons KDJK became such an iconic station in the Modesto/Stockton area. Our condolences go out to Anne, Diane, and Chris and the Gross Family from the entire extended KDJK family. It was very ironic that a KDJK staff reunion happened on 7/18, and then in less than a week and a half Joe was gone from us.

Added: July 30, 2015
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Just a quick note. Jake Clemons from Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band played a "Living Room Show" at my house in Ceres on Saturday, June 13th. The link below will take you to Backstreets.com. They did a story with pictures on it. It also has a link to the Modesto Bee story. Just scroll down a bit to see it.

http://backstreets.com/news.html


Added: June 23, 2015
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I was born 70 years ago : in Modesto ...so one wish me happy birthday.......... Thanks.....

Added: May 23, 2015
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Just stumbled across this site looking for information on my father Roy Honeycutt- steel guitarist that Mrs.Stark-Coburn mentioned in her article about Arkie and his Hillbillies. I am looking for info on my fathers career from the 30'40's and up. My father worked with Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys from 1942-!947 Toured and recorded the "Tiffany Transcriptions" and several other albums "He's
A Ding Dong Daddy". "Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys"
and more. If any body knew my father back in those days or have any information, photos,etc. please feel free to contact me, I would like to talk with you. Love this site keeping these fine musicians and their music alive.


Added: April 17, 2015
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Hi, my father played lead guitar with Arkie and his hillbillies. His name was RA Andrews and he loved his music. Arkie's daughter Juanita was at my dad's funeral, he passed away in 1997. I have a few pictures if you are interested. The last photo taken is posted on my facebook page. Thank you for the Modesto Radio Museum. My Dad told me many stories about this Radio station and I'm very proud of my father. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Thank you very much,
Vicki (Andrews) Amon


Added: April 14, 2015
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A great site, and some intelligently written features. I have added a link and mentioned your site on my blog. Look forward to more additions to your site.

Keith


Added: March 21, 2015
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want to thank ALL the "jocks" from KFIV for still being there! I'm still around & would like to contact John Chappell just to "talk"! SO, John....... :!cool:

Added: March 19, 2015
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Please correct the listing of the frequency on the main page. You have 39.54 KHz. The correct frequency is 3954 KHz. No separation between 39 and 54. Thank you.

Mel, K6KBE


Added: March 18, 2015
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I happened onto your site by way of the Coast Guard Cutter Courier. You have some great pics of her. She was my first ship...right out of boot camp back in Jan 1970.
I made E-3 with a Machinist Mate designation and was gone that April. Standing the 4-8 watch was my calling every third day, making sure those OLD OLD boilers maintained proper temps for morning showers. LOL the few times I screwed up everybody on board would let me know with a hardtack on my arm. The ship was turned into a CG Reserve Training ship, and that adventure ended in June of 70...I hear tell someone forgot the rules of the road.
Thanks again for the great article and pics of the old girl she was a fine ship.


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