THE RADIO HISTORIAN'S
SAN FRANCISCO PHOTO ARCHIVE

of Radio Station

KPO / KNBC / KNBR

(Click on any image to enlarge)
 

KPO's first studio with 50 watt transmitter, 1922 

KPO 500-watt transmitter and control desk, 1923 

 

KPO's 1000-watt transmitter, 1925 

Another view of KPO 1000-watt transmitter 

 

KPO speech amplifier equipment, 1925 

KPO antenna on the roof of Hale Brothers' Department Store, about 1925 

 

KPO's new studio complex (floor plan), Hale Brothers', 1929 

 

KPO's studio "A", Hale Brothers' Department Store, 1929 

KPO's studio "B", Hale Brothers' Department Store, 1929  

 

KPO's 5000-watt transmitter, Hale Brothers' Annex, 1929 

New KPO master control equipment is installed, 1929 

Hugh Barrett Dobbs, KPO's morning program host, 1920's 

KPO childrens' program host, "Big Brother", at the microphone. 

"Marshall's Mavericks", featuring Charlie Marshal, 1934 

Southern Harmony Four on KPO, 1934 

Early KPO personalities 
Some KPO personalities from the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Edna Fischer, popular KPO pianist , 1934 

KPO covers the United Nations organizational meeting, 1945 

Ticket to 'Hale and Farewell' Broadcast, When KPO Became KNBC, 1947 

 

B. Floyd Farr, KPO announcer and KEEN owner

Bud Heyde
KPO/KNBC announcer Bud Heyde
KPO Sound Truck
Bud Heyde and KPO Sound Truck
Bud Heyde
Bud Heyde broadcasting
"This is Your Home"
Teletypes
Bud Heyde and KNBC
news teletype machines

Staff of the Doug Pledger Show,
KNBC, 1950's
 

KNBC vehicle
KNBC news car at Coit Tower
Wagner
An NBC "Monitor" broadcast
originates from KNBC
Wagner
KNBC waterfront remote broadcast
Wagner

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