Mrs. Carol Glass was born in Stanislaus County, the daughter of pioneers, and the youngest of seven children. Mrs. Glass had a desire to work in radio, which led her to the Floyd Gibbons School of Broadcasting, headquartered in Washington D.C.
She graduated on December 12, 1932, six months before KTRB went on the air. Her training led to her hiring!
In 1934, shortly after Modesto’s first radio station KTRB came on the air, she became the moderator of The Children’s Hour heard at 10 o’clock Saturday mornings.
In addition to local children, children from distant towns, such as San Jose, Vallejo, Stockton, Lodi, as well as from all parts of Stanislaus county were heard performing each week. Mrs. Glass and the children appeared numerous times in person at The Strand Theater and at other local events. Mrs. Glass’s sister, Georgia Lyons, was the pianist on the program for many years.
Amazingly, The Stanislaus County Committee for the International Exposition on Treasure Island chose The Children’s Hour
as a feature representing Stanislaus County for both years of THE WORLD’S FAIR, also known as the Golden Gate International Exposition, held at San Francisco’s Treasure Island in 1939 and 1940.
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