Bill Bates in 1942. 
Bill Bates and KTRB  hosted  a National Association of Broadcasters luncheon at KTRB in 1942.  Eleanor McClatchy, owner of McClatchy Broadcasting is seated on Mr. Bates left.

(Courtesy of Cal Purviance)

Bill Bates' beloved cabin at Dardanells in Tuolumne County, CA.  Photos  taken in 2006.
Gen. Douglas MacArther addresses reporters at San Francisco City Hall on April 19, 1951 which was covered by KTRB. 
Gene D'Accardo in January 1990 returning to KTRB as news anchor.
Mrs. Carol Glass hosted the first amateur talent program on KTRB in the 40's.  It later became the Tots & Teens program.

(Courtesy of Sandra McCoy, Modesto, CA.)
L-R  Phil Barber and Cal Purviance.
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Virgil Risley, Lucille Nelson, Dick Brown, Doris Verzier, EJ "Commander" Beale.

United Press International (UPI) news teletypes at KTRB.   The primary source of news. 
(L) Cecil Lynch interview in 1940's.