Other sites with extensive station histories
- oldradio.com - Barry Mishkind's extensive old radio site.
- http://hawkins.pair.com/radio.html - Jim Hawkins Radio and Broadcast Technology Page. Photo tours and histories of many statons.
- The Radio Historian - John Schneider's extensive collection of documents. This web site was created to be a non-commercial repository of historical information and photos documenting the early years of radio broadcasting in the United States. A substantial portion of the site is dedicated to the history of broadcasting in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Stations by State
- Last of VOA's Wartime Transmitting Stations Goes Dark - How International Broadcasting Found Its Way to Delano, by James E. O'Neal, 3.01.2008
- Broadcasting and Radio Photo Archives by Marvin Collins - Southern California Radio Stations Including KFI, KOST, KACE, KHJ, KPOL and Photos of the Historic KGFJ Wire Antenna
- Southern California Radio Jingles on YouTube
KJS/KTBI/KFAC/KWKW - First religious station in Los Angeles, started at Biola in 1922 on 1300 kHz, then 1330 kHz
- KFSG Los Angeles, CA
- KHJ Los Angeles, CA. See also Boss Radio Forever
- KIIS / KXTA Los Angeles
- KTLA (TV) - KTLA website has a history section. Also, see info on the biography pages of Harry Lubcke and Klaus Landsberg.
San Francisco Bay Area
- Bay Area Radio Museum - Memories and audio of bay area radio.
- Broadcast Legends - Bay Area association of vintage broadcasters.
- John Schneider's San Francisco Radio History - Very nice collection of station histories.
- KFRC San Francisco, CA. See also KFRC switch to Family Radio
KPO, San Francisco
- License, November 11, 1928 through January 31, 1929
- Museum of City of San Francisco broadcasting history, including Radio 1927, "S.F. Man's Invention to Revolutionize Television" 1928, Debut of Carlton E. Morse's One Man's Family 1932, Don Lee Television to Soon Come to San Francisco 1939, New NBC Studios for San Francisco 1940, Tour of the New NBC-KPO-KGO Taylor and O Farrell St. Studios 1942, New Zanies on the Radio<94> (Coyle and Sharpe), by Dwight Newton 1963, Jim Coyle and Mal Sharpe Skit, KGO-AM Radio Tower Collapse 1989, KFRC-AM San Francisco, KPO-AM, KMPX-FM, RCA Shortwave Station KER, Ocean Beach Wireless Station 1912, History of San Francisco Liberation Radio, 1998
San Luis Obispo
- KCPR San Luis Obispo, CA
THE MIGHTY 690 WAPE--Jacksonville. This was one of the Brennan Family stations like WVOK (along with Benns) and WBAM. WAPE was a red hot top 40 in the mid 60's witha powerful north-south signal from Jacksonville. The transmitter was home-made and the station was a daytimer only. 50,000 watts of red hot rock and roll, or as Dewey Philips of Memphis WHBQ might describe it, 'Red, Hot and Blue'. This is their original tansmitter schematic copied from a blue print at WFLI, a sister station. On a 36" wide presentation the print is a reverse of the original. This was a patented Weldon version of the Doherty circuit using grounded grid finals. WAPE Schematic. Stanley Adams was here.
- On 10/12/09, Phil Beckman wrote, "WAPE was originally a 25,000 watt daytimer, not going 50k day until they added the 10k night signal, It, too was a home-built Brennan blaster with a pencil-thin beam over Jacksonville from Baldwin on the west."
- History of WOWO - Photos, airchecks, and more.
- Detroit News Radiophone information (8MK WBL WWJ) - Contributed by Thomas H. White
- Kansas City MO includes KCKN, KCMO, KMBZ, Early FM station KOZY, WDAF, WHB, WOQ, WREN, Kansas City Post station "WRW," Hi-fi pioneer W9XBY, Kansas City FM in 1962, KFEQ St. Joseph Missouri, KFRU Columbia Missouri, KKSU Manhattan Kansas, WIBW Topeka Kansas, WOS Jefferson City Missouri, and St. Louis stations: KSD, KWK, KFUO, KXOK, WIL.
KMOX, St. Louis*
- St. Louis Radio - This is the premier website of the history of St. Louis broadcast radio. Our website includes articles on subjects from the city's first on-air personalities to recent events which have permanently shaped the local radio scene.
- WRAN, Randolph
- WABC New York.
- WJZ - 1926 Wireless Word article describes the new WJZ 50kW transmitter. Scanned and contributed by Timothy Hughes. 10MB
WOR New York. The Story of WOR's Original Transmitter, Stanley Adams, as printed in Radio Guide September 2005. 570k. This story came to Barry Mishkind by way of the grandson Cliff Uzmann who still lives in the greater NYC area. His grandfather George was a multi-disciplined fellow who ran code for the press syndicates as well as wrote stories on radio history and programming. Here is the original article from Cliff as submitted to me (Stan) upon which we based our story in RG from. Please observe the owners wishes to copyrights. Article by George Uzmann], Stanley Adams. I want to publically thank Barry for being a considerate encourager for many who have contributed to both Harold's Wiki and also to the http://www.oldradio.com web site. Barry is one among many. He is a standout.
- One of WOR's more famous announcers was Jean Shepherd. Here are some air checks of him from the 1960s where he tells us about the wonders of Morse code and a visit to the NAB convention.
- KQIV Lake Oswego, Oregon
- WRVA, Richmond, VA since 1925
- KRAB - K-R-A-B were once the call letters of a non-commercial, educational FM radio station (107.7) in Seattle, Washington that went silent in 1984. When KRAB went on the air in late 1962 it was the fourth station in the country to attempt an audacious experiment: The founders of KRAB, and of the three stations that preceded it (KPFA, KPFK, and WBAI), naively believed that there were, are, enough people like themselves, intellectually curious, artistically adventuresome, open and willing to be challenged by political views contrary to their own, and believers in the power of communication to improve society, so that a radio station not serving commercial interests could be financially viable. That thesis continues to be tested.
- KRKO (formerly KFBL), Everett. Nice collection of documents including original application for license and license from 1920s. Nice collection of documentation.
- 2LO - Article from December 23, 1922 Amateur Wireless and Electronics describing 2LO, London. Contributed by Tim Hughes. 3.5MB. Also see http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/on-line/2lo/index.asp and http://homepage.ntlworld.com/martin.ellen/oa/Vintage%20BBC%20Transmitters.htm for more 2LO info.
- 5SC - Article from October 11, 1924 Amateur Wireless and Electronics describing 5SC, Glasgow. Contributed by Tim Hughes. 2.4MB
- LM Radio - The first radio station in Lourenco Marques began broadcasting on 18th March 1933 but suspended transmissions for a while in 1934 due to shortage of money. A South African, G J McHarry became involved, and in 1935 Radio Clube de Mo<E7>ambique was launched, broadcasting mostly in English.
- Offshore Radio - photo galleries of Radio Caroline and Laser 558.
- Radio Caroline - Broadcasting from the North Sea. See also Ross Revenge, Days of Radio Caroline
Voice of America
- Schenectady Shortwave Transmitters, 1941, John F. Schneider, Radio World, 03.14.2016 - A history of GE international broadcast stations that eventually became the VOA.
- Border Blaster - BBC Radio 4 - In Search of the Wolf: Nick Barraclough recalls the first pirate radio stations which sprung up on the US/Mexico border in the 1950s
- Radio Logo Land - Radio logo T shirts from the 1950s through 1970s.
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