KMPH & KTRB Modesto Are History
This photo of the original studios of KTRB Modesto, and the mobile business trailer of KMPH on Norwegian Ave. in Modesto, CA,   was taken on Oct. 16, 2010.  KTRB 860 kHz, was moved to San Francisco and replaced with KMPH 840 kHz on July 10, 2006.   KMPH failed and was taken off the air August 31, 2010 while KTRB San Francisco was taken over by the bank on September 10, 2010 and later sold to ESPN who is programming their Spanish ESPN network.   KMPH is back on the air (2012) under an LMA  (local marketing agreement) with a Spanish satellite feed from Texas directly to the transmitter site near Waterford. The site is owned by Harry Pappas of Reno, NV and was to be the home of the Modesto Radio Museum until the recession hit and Mr. Pappas was forced into bankruptcy.  According to Harry Pappas the property on Norwegian,  KTRB San Francisco and KMPH were not included in the original bankruptcy proceeding against his company, but it certainly added to the woes of the company.  

   (Late news: KMPH ( has replaced it Spanish programming where they Graffiti Gold music format in late 2013.)

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