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Derek Waring
I suppose I first became interested in radio back in the late 50's when I would visit KTRB and sing on the Tots 'N Teens program with my cousins John and Cheryl Wylie.  I recall how friendly Cal Purviance was and also remember Glenn Staley who played the piano. But most of all, I remember how much the studio intrigued me.  This was show business!  I often wish that I would have had the chance to be involved during radio's heydays when major productions were done in the studios.

My desire to pursue radio also got a boost from the visits that I made to Bob Pinheiro's home as a child.  Bob who is now the Modesto Radio Museum Webmaster lived near me. He was, and still is, very much into Ham Radio and he happily shared his knowledge with me. Little did he know that he was lighting a fire that would lead me into broadcasting. (Full story >)