KCBS-A Turns 100
June 9, 2009 at 4:54 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO News KCBS-A/SAN FRANCISCO will celebrate 100 years on the air on THURSDAY (6/11) with special progrmamming from the site of the station's founding in SAN JOSE. The station, which now simulcasts on KFRC-F, stakes its claim as the world’s first broadcasting station, founded in 1909 by CHARLES DAVID "DOC" HERROLD at the corner of First and San Fernando in SAN JOSE as "SAN JOSE CALLING," later adopting the call letters KQW-A and finally KCBS-A.
The station will air its noon news THURSDAY from SAN JOSE, with morning anchor STAN BUNGER and midday anchor REBECCA CORRAL on location and MELISSA CULROSS back at the station's current studios in SAN FRANCISCO. SAN JOSE Mayor CHUCK REED will appear for the event, and the station is giving away 100 tickets to see the DOC HERROLD/KCBS exhibit at the TECH MUSEUM OF INNOVATION in SAN JOSE, 100 commemorative KCBS centennial t-shirts and 100 free pizzas.