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About Us (Modesto Radio Museum Group

Ampex Model 600 broadcasting work horse

Anderson, Leonard KTRB passes away

Arkie's Hillbillies, the story of

Asbill's Furniture radio commercial

Automation, History of in broadcasting

Avey, G. Martin KFIV DJ air check

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Baseball radio games recreated in radio studios

Beginning of broadcasting

Bates, Bill  (All Stories under KTRB Click Here)

Benson, Carol news director KTRB 80s air check.

Benson, Carol and J.W. Ford air on KTRB

Beyer, Fred Beyer Hi Superindent killed in plane crash

Big Bands musical montage Vol.1

Big Bands musical montage Vol.2

Birthday Program on KTRB with Cal Purviance air check

Board of Directors Modesto Radio Museum

Bob DeLeon Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Boynton, Wellesley Richard Dick newsman dies

Bloopers,  Radio

Border Blasters, Index page

Bread,  Sliced banned

Brinkley, Dr. John pioneer border blaster air check

Broadcast radio consoles

Broken Arrow Western Store KTRB commercial with Smokey Silver air check

Broadcast stations in Modesto Market

Broadcasting Equipment 1930s to 1990s           


Caroline Radio Part 1

Caroline Radio Part 2

Caroline Radio Part 3  

Caroline Radio FAQ's

Caroline Radio Update 

Caroline Radio visiting old pirates           

Cecil Lynch and the Magic of Super Modulation

Central Valley Rock    1981-1994

Central Valley broadcasters group

Channing, Carol and Jeremy Renner help celebrate MJC Auditorium renovation.

Commercial broadcast stations in the Modesto market

Commercial side of broadcasting

Computer History Museum

Confession of a KFIV DJ

Conelrad emergency radio service.

Contact Us


D'Accardo,Gene obituary

D'Accardo, Gene last broadcast on KNBR air check

D'Accardo, Gene returns to valley radio from San Francisco.

DeLeon receives lifetime achievement award.


Disco Music Era



Editing and Splicing Magnetic Tape

ET's Electrical Transcriptions

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Facebook Page

Fenton, F. Robert KFIV  former owner die

FCC approves application for KMOD and KBOX

Fessenden, Reginald first words spoken on the air

Freedman, Melville dies at 92

Friend, Russ, turntable inventor dies at 91

Funny Signs


Gardner, Erle Stanley favorite radio personality

Glass, Carol  KTRB's Children's Hour

Get Out Those Old Records  KTRB Modesto radio program  with Virgil Risley

Goldman, Edwin Franko and Frank Mancini  interview recording on KMOD, Modesto in 1955

German Surrender in WW II


Haggard, Merle dies at  79

Hammond U. S. Army Hospital

Harvey, Paul  radio broadcaster dies

Hibdon, Milt KTRB program director late 40s and early 50's.

Hibdon, Milt KTRB program director biography by Lee Roddy

Hibdon, Milt KTRB Modesto personality biography.

Hill, Maurice  Doc dies at 76

Historical dates

Historical News Clippings Page 1

Historical News Ads

Historical News Clippings Page 2

Hits of the war years 1945

Historical News Clippings for KTRB

Hub Service KTRB radio commercials air check

Hunter, Fred KTRB announcer air che

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Jingles Radio

Japan's formal surrender on September 2, 1945


KASH AM-FM 1360 KHz and 102.1 MHz Modesto, CA

KAZV-TV, Modesto, CA

KBEE AM 970 KHz, Modesto, CA

KBEE-FM 103.1 MHz history

KBOX 970 MHz, Modesto,CA

KBOX receives FCC approval

KCBC / KPLA 770 KHz Riverbank, CA

KCEY and KMIX-AM & FM 1390 KHz & 98.3 MHz Turlock, CA

KCEY,  My memories by Eric Rench Danny Knight

KCEY DJ's  Lee Nye and Dave Kranz drinking experiment

KCVR, 1570 KHz Lodi, CA first station

KDJK, 95.1 MHz Oakdale,CA a dream come true

KDJK, Photos

KDJK, Beaver Brown remembers

KDJK, Perseverance leads to broadcasting success

KEJC, The Ranch promotional video

KEJC, The Ranch 93.9 MHz where computers run the show

KGU Honolulu radio reports the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

KSTN Stockton goes off the air

Kiel, Richard teaches math at Ogden's Radio School


KFIV, 1360 KHz

KFIV Solid Gold Saturday night 1984 air check with Derek Waring

KFIV Solid Gold Saturday night air check (take 2) with Derek Waring

KFIV air check with Johnny Walker December 1971

KFIV air checks from American Graffiti solid gold weekend June 8, 2013

KFIV  former owner F. Robert Bob Fenton dies

KFIV DJ Confession

KFIV  moves to country music KZUN

KFIV American Graffiti Gold Weekend with Gail Wax

KGDM Stockton's first station

KGU Honolulu radio reports attack on Pearl Harbor

KHKK "The Hawk" tower topples on Black Butte

KHOP FM, 104.1 MHz, Modesto

KHYV, 970 AM, Modesto

KITA-FM 102.1 MHz, Modesto

KLOC, 920 KHz Ceres, CA  history

KLOC-TV Channel 19 history

KLOC Chester Smith photos from 1998

KMPH, 840 KHz replaces KTRB in Modesto

KMPH, 840 kHZ goes off the air

KMIX-AM & KCEY 1390 and KMIX-FM 93.3  MHz Turlock, CA.

KMOD, 1360 KHz  Modesto history

KMOD receives FCC approval

KOOK, 970 KHz Modesto, CA

KOSO, 93.1 MHz Patterson, CA

KOSO- gun toting woman forces her way into studios

KOQ & KXD Modesto's first non-commercial stations

KQKK, 96.7 MHz Manteca, CA

KRJC/KMJC/Pirates Radio

KTUR/KCEY Time Marches on

KCEY - KMIX- FM new home


KTRB  Index Page  

KTUR, 1390 KHz, Turlock, CA first station

KVFX, The Fox, 96.7 MHz Manteca, CA

KVFX, The Fox studios hit by arsonist

KVFX, The Fox, 96.7 MHz Manteca, CA vandals topple tower

KVFX, The Fox plays April Fools joke on listeners

KWG, first station on the air in the valley

KYOS, Merced's first station in 1936

KZUN Country

King, Ralph reports the Echo Summit  weather to KTRB Modesto

Kiel, Richard movie star teaches math at Ogden's Radio School .

Kranz, Dave and Lee Nye on air drinking experiment


LA Market May  1961 newspaper ad.

Labio, Radio supports protest loss of voice.

Lapan, Don KTRB announcer Friendly Voice interview by Bob Lang

Lang, Bob KTRB video interview in 2004

Lang, Bob KTRB The Friendly Voice documentary

Lee, Kati show on The Ranch, KEJC 93.9

London, Jan KTRB Country 86 DJ

Lynch, Cecil  and the Magic of Super Modulation

Lynch, Cecil video interview in 2004.

Lynch, Cecil member Board of Directors Modesto Radio Museum

Lynch, Cecil KTRB Man on the Street remotes in the 40s air check

Links of Interest


MacKenzieRepeater Cartridge Machine

Maddox Brothers and Rose history and air checks

Maddox, Fred and Rose interview at KTRB Modesto in 1987

Maddox, Rose Obituary

Maddox, Rose musical montage and history

Maddox, Rose photos taken in 1996 and 1997 in Modesto.

Maddox Family Photos

Magnetic Tape Modern Sound

Mancini, Frank interview recording on KMOD, Modesto in 1955.

Mantle, Mickey interviewed by KTRB's Tim St. Martin in 70s.

Marconi , Guglielmo  The Father of Radio

Martin, Lee KFIV air check of 1978

May 1961 grocery store ad

McGee Fibber and Molly radio show air check.

McCoy, Sandra member Board of Directors Modesto Radio Museum

Memories in print

Mission Statement

Mistlen, Buick and Honda KTRB Modesto commercial

Mexican Border Blasters Index Page

Mexican Border Blasters History

Mexican Border Blaster Stations Geographical locations

Mexican Border Blaster XERF the  never published story of the first border blaster

Mexican Border Blaster pioneer Dr. John Brinkley, the goat doctor.

Mexican Border Blaster Wolfman Jack and the Borden Blasters

Mexican Border Blaster Wolfman Jack howls across the border.

Mexican Border Blaster book

Mexican Border Blaster Radio  XERB 1090

Mexican Border Blasters problem addressed by US Congress in 1934

Microphone Man, Gary Avey

Moore, Jerry member Board of Directors Modesto Radio Museum

Modesto radio personalities in the 70s

Modesto Jr. College Radio

Mohr, Bob KESP, KBEE dies

Musical Montages index  (ALL)

Musical Montage: from the 40s and early 50s

Musical Montage: from the 50s

Musical Montage: from the 70's

Music Montage:  from the War Years

Music Montage: More musical hits from the 70's

Music Montage:  Favorites of the 50s,60s & 70s Vol. 1

Music Montage:  Favorites of the 50s,60s & 70s Vol. 2

Music Montage:  Bop hits 50s & 60's Vol. 1 

Music Montage: Country Favorites

Museum contributions

Museum demise


Neighbor Hi,   KTRB Modesto radio program with Virgil Risley  60s.

Nye, Lee and Dave Kranz on air drinking experiment

Nye, Lee dies at 49

Nicholson, Dick KTRB sports announcer in 50s voice clip

Nickus, Ed Christian KMIX obituary

News clippings  page 1

News clippings  page 2

News clippings KTRB

News clippings ads


Obituaries List

Ogden, William B.  Radio School.  

Ogden's Radio Operational Engineering School Page 2

Ogden's Radio Operational Engineering School Page 3

Ogden's photos

Ogden's Radio School by Bob Lang

Ogden graduate Neil Ross remembers Bill Ogden and his school

Ogden's class of 64 id page

Opening website front page

Our First Radio

Old Time Radio Moments of the Century 

Ockens, Brent KTRB DJ air check 


Page, Wes member Board of Directors Modesto Radio Museum

Pappas, Pete obituary

Pappas, Mike obituary

Pappas, Mike editorial on KTRB Modesto

Pappas, Pete and Mike photos and sound clip

Pappas, Pete editorial on Wishy Washy Man

Pacific Electronics  KTRB Modesto commercial in 90s

Payoloa scandle rocks 50s radio

Pirate Radio Essex DJ Paul Peters

Pearce, Barthol W. KTRB news commentator air check

Pierce, E. Kent (KCRA Newsman) obituary

Photo and Video Gallery

Photo mini montage

Photos, miscellaneous 

Pope, Russ Prominent Radio & TV engineer dies

Price, Cliff, KTRB Technician obituary

Printed Material mostly from KTRB Modesto

Purviance, Cal dies at 90

Purviance, Cal interview on KMPH Radio

Purviance, Cal video interview in 2004

Purviance, Cal interview at MJC in 2002

Purviance, Cal and KTRB Modesto birthday

Pulido, Abel Spanish broadcaster dies


Radiomans legacy

Radio in 1941

Radio Broadcasting  How it works

Radio Bloopers

Radio Caroline Part 1

Radio Caroline Part 2

Radio Caroline Part 3

Radio Caroline FAQs

Radio Caroline Information Chart

Radio Caroline Update

Radio Caroline visiting old pirates

Radio Essex DJ Paul Peters

Radio Essex archives

Radio Jingles

Radio logo's 1930s to 1990s

Radio Shack Catalog Archive

Railroad Hour national radio show air check

Re-Creating Baseball Games On Radio In 1951-52

Remembering the 40s & 50s music montage

Roberts, Kenny radio career biography

Renner, Jeremy help celebrate MJC Auditorium renovation

Reeves, Del Country singer and songwriter

Reagan, Ronald President congratulates KTRB on anniversary.

Renovations of KTRB/KMPH

Rheingold beer commercials recorded by Les Paul and Mary Ford

Risley, Virgil dies in Jefferson, Oregon

Risley, Virgil  Get Out Those Old Records & Hi Neighbor  KTRB radio program

Riverbank Clubhouse

Rockin's Ron KFIV DJ  1975-77

Roots of broadcasting

Roddy, Lee former KTRB Sales Manager interview 2004.

Roddy, Lee Archives Page 1 through 5

Roddy, Cicely former KTRB employee 2004 interview.

Roosevelt, President Franklin Delano radio broadcast of the attack on Pearl Harbor

Rose,Tokyo  broadcasts Japanese Propaganda during the war

Russco turntable developer Russ Friend dies at 91


Sayre, Max broadcasting pioneer video interview in 2004

Sayre, Max video interview at MJC in 2002

Sayre, Max broadcasting pioneer dies

Silver, Smokey record collector

Silver, Smokey Obituary

Silver, Smokey Personality

Silver, Smokey (Elmer Gunkle)

Silver, Smokey Story

Silver, Smokey computers run station KEJC

Silver, Smokey commercial for Lonesome Cowboy Western Store

Silver, Smokey show on KQKK

Soares, Frank dies in Los Banos

Sterling, Bob video interview in 2004.

Stevenson, Jack  KBEE Chief Engineer obituary

Sterling, Bob  KTRB  DJ  in 60s air check

Stewart, Jack Patterson dance band sound clips and biography

Sturdevant, Judd,  area broadcaster passes away

Smith,Chester story of his life and death

Smith, Chester KTRB interview on Friendly Voice program 70s

Smith, Chester- my last visit

Smith,Chester photos from 1998

Smith,Chester hosts country music stars at KTRB

Smith,Chester and the history of KLOC, Ceres

Stanislaus Amateur Radio Association history

Stations logos and print ads

St. Martin, Tim  Modesto Radio Legend

Stepp, Glenn Country singer and performer

Stepping Stones periodical story on Cal Purviance & KTRB

Stewart, Michael J and Rick Stewart air clip

Sunbeam Bread radio commercial from the 50s.

Swanee Cowboys.

Swanson, Roy   KBEE AM FM manager obituary


Tallest wooden radio tower in the world

Teletype machines bring news to radio and TV.

Televison's Greatest program themes 50s-60s

Thank You for your contributions to the museum

The Broadcast radio console

The Microphone Man index

Tower Rats (Climbers)

Time Marches on for KTUR/KCEY

Titanic Influences Wireless Radio

Tots and Teens program

The Ranch, KEJC and Kati Lee Show

The Ideas that Made Radio Possible

The READOUT, newsletter of the Stanislaus Amateur Radio Assoc. May 1994

Tuolumne County Amateur Radio history

Twenty Four things that are about to become extinct in America

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Ultimate hits of the 70s montage

Unforgettable 50s musical montage


Valley Views Magazine article on the museum

Vehicle wrapping advertising

Velvet Ice Cream commercial from the 60s air check

Videos Index

Video and Photo Gallery

Video 2004 Cal Purviance interview

Virg's Varieties - Hi Neighbor radio programs on KTRB air check

Voice, The Friendly KTRB documentary produced by Bob Lang aired June 19,1970

Voice of America, Delano, CA

Voice of America broadcasts


Waterford Landowners oppose KTRB radio tower proposal

Waring, Derek KTRB announcer radio show air check

Waring, Derek KFIV announcer radio show air check

Waring, Derek KFIV Solid Gold Saturday night 1984 air check

Waring, Derek KFIV Solid Gold Saturday night take 2 air check

Waring, Derek KTRB  air checks

Waring, Derek member Board of Directors Modesto Radio Museum

Waring, Derek Path to Radio

Weston, Rev Donald G.  KTRB air check.

West, J.S. Furniture KTRB commercial with Maurice Horgan

West, Jim, Museum VP dies at 81

Weather reports from the ham radio operators

Williams, Mel, Jazz Musician

Wolfman Jack and the Border Blasters

Wolfman Jack dies July 1, 1995. Obituary

Wolfman howls across the USA Mexican border on the Border Blasters

Wolfman Jack howling for Rock Roll in Modesto

Wolfman Jack and XERF the never published story


XERF the never published story of the first Border Blaster

XERB Radio North America 1090 border blaster photos and air check

Zorch, periodical images.