KGEI Belmont Transmitter Facility


Aerial view of KGEI, Redwood City, California in July of 1968. KGEI, purchased by FEBC in 1960, and closed in 1995, was located 3 miles east of Bayshore Highway (101) near Belmont, and five miles south of San Francisco airport on the edge of the Bay. KGEI shared some 50 acres with local NBC station KNBR, whose AM towers are seen in the upper right near the HAZard signs. Three 125 foot towers and barely visible poles on the right support the three short wave arrays. KGEI's building is the smaller building on the left. Also barely visible on the lower right is a small guard shack, occupied by Marines during WWII. .45 caliber bullets can still be dug out of the dikes. KGEI was widely listened to in Asia during the war. By 2005, the entire Redwood Peninsula was fully developed up to the front gate of the radio stations. Photo courtesy of FEBC.

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