George Stevans was a charter member of the Modesto Radio Museum Foundation. He worked for several radio stations including KTUR Turlock, KTRB Modesto, and was a News Director at KBOX in Modesto. George was also a freelance photographer for the Modesto Bee. Other employment included working for the General Electric 2 way radio dealer Mobile Communications owned by a friend and Ham operator Max Sayre call sign W6GYN.
George and Max formed West Side Radio and applied to the FCC for a Construction permit to build and AM radio station in Tracy, CA. Max was the Engineer and George was handling the FCC application and process. After nearly a 20-year effort they sold the application to the grandson of Boeing Aircraft for a radio station in the Sacramento area.
George had a talent for special projects ranging from legal document research, to assisting the well-known radio pioneer engineer Cecil Lynch. George finished out his working career as Administrative Assistant for his close friend Allen Woods call sign WA6OYF, 2nd generation owner of Al’s Certified Safe & Lock.
George passed away on August 6, 2019. He was 91 years old.
George Stevans Interview
video by Wes Page