KYY, KSL and KLP
6UV (later KYY) was a tiny station operated by the Radio
Telephone Shop at 175 Steuart Street, near the San Francisco
waterfront. A. F. Pendleton, the store's owner, operated the station.
He was on the air from 8 to 9 PM every Tuesday and Friday night on 425
meters. 6UV first went on the air about March or April, 1920, and
operated only for about two years.
MIDDLE: KSL was operated by the Emporium Department Store in San
Francisco. The radio room was on the seventh floor, where there was
also a studio large enough to hold a small orchestra. The station was
operated by Harold R. Shaw, a former KDN engineer, along with Harrison
Holliway (later of KFRC). . KSL went on the air on April 3, 1922, and
lasted only a year. The call letters were later re-assigned to the
well-known station in Salt Lake City.
KLP, known earlier as 6XAC, was operated in 1921 and 1922 by the
Colin B. Kennedy Company, manufacturer of the Kennedy line of radio
receivers. The station itself was located in the home of Emile A.
Portal, the Treasurer of the company, in Los Altos. Originally,
6XAC was meant to be strictly an experimental station used in
connection with the tests of Kennedy receivers. However, response to
the unscheduled programs resulted in the company obtaining the KLP
license for commercial broadcasts. Portal sent out weekly post cards to
listeners that gave the program schedule for that week.
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