Radio Modesto (KMOD) Is Given Tentative Federal Permit
September 20, 1949
The Federal Communications Commission in Washington, DC, today tentatively reinstated a grant to Radio Modesto, Inc., for a new standard radio station here. It is proposed to operate KMOD on 1360 kilocycles, one kilowatt, unlimited time. The announcement was made in the form of an initial decision which will become final within 40 days unless objections are filed. Frank M. Helm, owner of Helm Chevolete in Modesto, withdrew his competing application last week clearing the way for the FCC action.
In other action on August 30th, 1949 the FCC granted the Stanislaus County Broadcasters Inc of Modesto, an application to operate KBOX on 970 kilocycles, one kilowatt unlimited time and allowed 40 days for the decision to become final. This action, and that of today means Modesto will have two additional standard radio stations.
Cecil Lynch, who has been in the radio business here for a number of years, will head the Stanislaus County Broadcasters station, which is expected to be in operation around the first of the year. Among the others having an interest in it are Ralph M. Brown, G. A. M.Lynch and William E. Bacon, all of this city.
No date has been announced for the start of broadcasting by Radio Modesto, half of which is owned by John Schacht, formerly of San Mateo and the balance by Warren Giddings, his brother Richard and John E. Griffin of Modesto.