Welcome

Welcome to the Modesto Radio Museum.    Modesto’s first radio station was KTRB, and its first day on the air was June 18, 1933.  From that day forward,  this museum has been collecting recordings, photos, stories, even video recordings.   Modesto’s radio stations have a strong history, and our goal is to share what made Modesto radio great.

Congratulations to Derek Waring and his recent articles on Modesto’s First High School Radio Station, KDHS. It was “Reading, Writing, and Radio” at Downey High School.  Go to the Menu Bar and check out these stories  under “Radio History.”

Use that Menu to locate radio stations, and learn their history.   If you know exactly what you’re looking for, the Search bar will get you there.

Derek’s stories are brand new, but how about something from 1933?   Listen to the theme song of Bill Bates, the owner and morning show host of KTRB.  For thirty-six years, here’s how thousands of Central Californians started their day:

Now, spend some time inside our Museum; you’ll get an eyeful and an earful of history and pleasant memories.