This photo was received February 24, 2012 from our Museum President, John Chapell taken at a campsite in the Joshua Tree National Park near PalmSprings, CA. As most of you know, John retired from Modesto Junior College recently and has been traveling extensively. His motorcycle is inside the trailer.
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These shots of the original KTRB on Norwegian Avenue in Modesto, California were taken on February 21, 2012. According to Board Member Bob Neira, who took these photographs, the property is starting to look very run down, much more so than depicted in these photographs. Notice the KMPH public file notice sign hanging on the fence in front of the mobile trailer which was KMPH's studios. This is a requirement of the FCC that a public inspection file be available during regular business hours for public viewing. Inasmuch as no one occupies the mobile office and all programming is being fed directly by satellite link to the transmitter, other arrangements had to be made for a location for the public to view the file. The address on the notice is the Centenary Methodist Church at the corner of Norwegian and Tokay Avenue just up the street from the site.
KMPH is back on the air after going off the air in August 2010. They're running Latino programming fed directly to the transmitter by satellite from back East. Paul Shinn, KMPH's new contract engineer, reports that there have been several break-ins of the KTRB building with mostly copper wiring being stripped from the electrical circuits in the building. The Modesto Police Departmentís Canine Unit will be using the building to train new K-9 officers in the future. Plans for the building and site have not been divulged by owner Harry Pappas of Reno, Nevada. Attempts to sell the property have been unsuccessful.
Bob Lang in the 70's at KTRB.
Gary Avey, Mr. Microphone Man, and his wife Norma on recent trip to the Ronald Reagan Museum in Simi Valley, CA in 2012.
Our centenarian, co-museum founder and board member Cecil Lynch has turned 102 in 2013. Congratulations! (Photo by John Chappell)
Tammy Lynn (Drew, Hollingsworth,) former KTRB Country 86 personality. Now living in Grangeville, Idaho with her husband Drew who is the Chief of Police. Tammy works at KORT radio in Grangeville where this photo was taken in 2012. (Courtesy of the KORT Face Book page. )
1980's KTRB's Jon Bellizzi on the air. Photo with horse part of a promotion for a horse event in Oakdale.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Slayter.)
Our museum President John Chappell enjoying his retirement on his bike in Palm Springs, CA in 2013.