KSTN Radio, Stockton
1420 AM - 107.3 FM
Bud Hobbs (center), one of
the legends of Western Music in
California, hosted his own program on KSTN in the 1950s
November 27, 1949 - KSTN (1420 AM) goes on the air from Stockton.
The station's original studios are located in the Hotel
Clark in downtown Stockton. October 30, 1958
- The FCC approves the construction permit for KSTN-FM (107.3).
December 23, 2004 - KSTN co-founder and owner Knox LaRue
dies. His son, Robert LaRue, takes over day-to-day operation of
the stations. February 19, 2010 - Citing
financial problems, the LaRue family shuts down KSTN-AM (at 6:15
PM) and KSTN-FM (at midnight). February 22, 2010 -
KSTN-FM returns to the air, relaying Educational Media
Foundation's K-Love format. (The station's call letters are eventually changed to KLVS under EMF, while the KSTN-FM calls are
parked on a dormant station in Sacramento.)
Drake/Johnny Mann Jingle Series (Circa 1965; 1 minute)
Jack Show Voicers (Circa 1992; 4 minutes)
Don Rose Voicers (January 14, 2003; 5 minutes)
The legendary Dr. Don visits the
Stockton studios of KSTN (or is it KTSN?) to record
station IDs, with Paul Shinn producing.
KSTN Automated Overnight Programming
(3 AM, May 12, 2005; 70 minutes)
Miss V Show (June 25, 2005; 55 minutes)
KSTN Herbie Hancock Show (Circa 2005?; 59 minutes)
The original Daddy of Doo-Wop takes the KSTN all-night show into the early morning hours.
KSTN Religious Programming (8 AM Sunday, May 11, 2008; 75
One of the staples
of KSTN's Sunday morning schedule for many years was
its block of Gospel-oriented programming, including "The
Hour Of Praise," hosted by Rev. Crosby, and "The Glad
Tidings Message," portions of which are heard here.
SOURCE INFORMATION: Photograph of Bud
Hobbs at KSTN by courtesy of his niece, Brenda Wattenbarger,
from her tribute to
Bud Hobbs & His Trail Herders. Audio marked
PS provided by courtesy of Paul