John Chappell – Aircheck

John Chappell at the controls of KSRT in 1969. (Picture courtesy of Wes Page)

John Chappell’s radio career began at KSRT in Tracy. He then worked at KCEY in Turlock and was Program Director at KFIV in Modesto, CA. Following KFIV John had a 36-year career at Modesto Junior College as Telecommunications Systems Manager and was a part-time radio instructor. He was instrumental in launching the radio careers of a number of successful radio personalities.


John was the President of The Modesto Radio Museum

John died unexpectedly in his sleep June 20, 2020 of natural causes. He was 71 years old.

John Chappell Obituary




Here’s an aircheck of John from one of his shows at KFIV in 1971.

John at KSRT in Tracy – 1969

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