Yes, Radio can mean Video! 

The Modesto Radio Museum offers you videos both informative, and entertaining.   We want you to see how radio was “back in the day,” which in Modesto, started in 1933.

You’ll learn about The Early Days of KTRB, from 1933 and into the early 1960s.  You’ll hear old music tracks including “Beer Barrel Polka” which station owner Bill Bates began his  program with each morning.   “Get Out Those Old Phonograph Records” was aired by Virgil Risley each evening.   Yes, he dusted off and played the oldies, mostly  78 rpm records.   The very first song ever played on KTRB was “Back in Your Own Back yard.”  It followed Bill Bates’ welcoming comments as the station went on the air, June 18,1933.  All this and much, much more awaits you in our VIDEO VAULT!

Enjoy, and come back often. We thank Bob Sterling and Wes Page for their research, film editing, and videography.   

View as many as you like; each one is super!

VIDEO VAULT INDEX (click on your choice)

 Welcome to The Modesto Radio Museum KTRB – The Early Years
Cal Purviance Interview Cecil Lynch – His Introduction to Radio
 The Carol Glass Story Salty’s Record Attic
KEJC 93.9, The Ranch TV Promo Who Changes Those Tower Lights?