F. Robert "Bob" Fenton, former owner of KFIV in Modesto and several other radio stations in the state, passed away November 22, 1991 at the age of 66. He bought KFIV in 1966 and its sister Station K102-FM six years later.
Mr. Fenton also owned other broadcast properties in the West, including KMIX-KCEY in Turlock, KTOM-KWYT in the Monterey-Salinas area and a radio station in Oregon. Once known as one of the largest small-market owners in the Western States, Mr. Fenton sold his Modesto station in 1982, but remained active in the industry for many years.
He was a member of many organizations, including the California and National Associations of Broadcasters, the Modesto Rotary Club and the Del Rio Golf & Country Club.
Mr. Fenton is survived by his wife, Jane; two children, a sister and his mother.