Demolition crews began demolishing the original studios of radio station KTRB on
January 25, 2016 following the sale of the property. KTRB's home for 75 years
(1941-2016) sat on what originally was 40 acres of farmland station owner Bill
Bates purchased on Norwegian Avenue just west of Coffee Road in 1940. Three
cylindrical antennas structures, a studio building and Bates home were
constructed on the southwest corner of the property. The new owner announced
they intended to build an independent and assisted-living facility on the property
with contruction scheduled to begin in 2018.