KTRB -Cal Purviance announces death of Bill Bates

KTRB Broadcasting pioneer , William H (Bill) Bates died Thursday April 3, 1969  of an apparent heart attack at his daughter’s   home in San Jose, CA.    He was 68 at the time.

KTRB’s program director, Cal Purviance made the announcement  on  KTRB .  KTRB’s news director, Art Baker, read the story on the air.

(Cal’s announcement on KTRB April 4, 1969