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Media of Richmond, California: Knew, Contra Costa Times, Richmond Post, Kcrt-Tv, Richmond Globe

Media of Richmond, California: Knew, Contra Costa Times, Richmond Post, Kcrt-Tv, Richmond Globe

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Chapters: Knew, Contra Costa Times, Richmond Post, Kcrt-Tv, Richmond Globe. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: KNEW (AM) - The station debuted as KLX on May 3, 1922, with 250 watts of power, increased over the years to 5,000 watts. KLX was owned for 3 decades by Joseph R. Knowland, owner and publisher of the Oakland Tribune, and KLX studios were in the Oakland Tribune Tower at Thirteenth and Franklin streets. In late 1956, KLX moved to the Bermuda Building on Franklin Street. In 1959 (in part to pay off campaign debts related to U.S. Senator William Knowland's unsuccessful 1958 campaign for California governor), the Knowland family sold KLX to the former publisher of Collier's magazine (which had ceased publication in December 1956). KLX became KEWB on June 8, 1959. KEWB was operated by Crowell Collier Broadcasting (the former publisher of Collier's Weekly magazine) from 1959 to 1966. Guided by programmer Chuck Blore, KEWB adopted the same on-air approach Blore implemented at Los Angeles sister station KFWB. KEWB "Color Radio - Channel 91", is considered the launching pad for the radio careers of Casey Kasem (KNEW later was an early American Top 40 affiliate), Gary Owens of TV's "Laugh In", "The Real" Don Steele, and Robert W. Morgan. Other notable personalities included Don McKinnon, Buck Herring, "Honest" John Trotter, Art Nelson, Bobby Dale, Perry Roberts, Ron Lyons, Chris Borden, Ron Reynolds, Jim Wayne and Ken Knox. Casey Kasem, who went by the moniker "Casey at the Mike," after the famous baseball poem Casey at the Bat, had been doing celebrity impersonations and cartoon character voices between records. The KEWB program director told him to stop doing that, and left without a schtick as a radio DJ, he looked around the station for inspira...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=1744844