Bill Bates hosted  a regular program on KTRB each weekday morning called "Old Time Tunes" in which he chatted with his listeners, interspersing comments with information about his personal health, the weather including "ham" radio reports from the Western States and about outstanding events in the news. He carried on his distinctive brand of informal conversation so utterly different from the conventional pattern followed by radio reporters of the time.   Here is a short on-the-air sample of his program in August of 1967 which opens with his theme song, "Beer Barrel Polka. " 
Bill Bates Old Time Tunes Program
August 1967

(Very short on the air clip of Bill Bates and Cousin Andy. Courtesy of Dave Billeci)

Bill Bates theme and ham radio weather reports.