KTRB – The Early Years

This nostalgic video features the “Beer Barrel Polka” which station owner Bill Bates began his  program with each morning.  Many a cow was milked to this tune as the farmers of the Central Valley tuned into Bill’s program. Also featured is “Get Out Those Old Phonograph Records” which was aired by Virgil Risley each evening.   In this video our visitors are treated to a song of historical significance;  the very first song ever played on KTRB was “Back in Your Own Back yard.”  It followed Bill Bates’ welcoming comments as the station signed on the air on June 18, 1933. 

KTRB  1933 – 1969
video: Bob Sterling Production

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