"VOICES OUT OF THE FOG"
A HISTORY OF BROADCASTING IN THE
San Francisco was a great radio city in the golden age of radio, rivaling New York, Los
Angeles and Chicago in its importance as a radio programming center. Why, then, is there
so little information available about those early years in the City by the Bay? The radio
broadcasting history buff will find only scraps of information here and there.
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
by John Schneider
This web site was created to help fill the gap. It consists of materials taken from a
manuscript I wrote in the 1970's, after two years' of intensive research while I attended
San Francisco State University in 1969-71. This material has never been published except
for a few articles, because it was not commercially viable as a book. But now, thanks to
the Internet, it can be made available to the public -- not for profit, but for knowledge!
All articles on this site are Copyrighted by John F. Schneider, 1999, All Rights Reserved.
Photos are presumed to be in the public domain unless otherwise
indicated. Special thanks to the following people who have graciously contributed information,
articles or photographs to this site: Fred Krock, Bill Ruck, Cecil Lynch, Rich Kolm,
Bill Newbrough, Greg Oppenheimer, Richard Rodriguez and Steve Gore. Thanks also to
Harry Larkin for his help with some of the photos.
Can you provide additional facts or photographs to help document Bay Area broadcasting?
Your comments about and contributions to this site are welcome.
I can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
John Schneider worked briefly in San Francisco radio in the early 70's. He is now the
Latin American Sales Manager for Broadcast Electronics, Inc., in Quincy, Illinois.
1662 Jersey Street
Quincy, IL 62301
- - Histories of San Francisco Broadcasting.
- - Over 170 Photos of broadcasting in San Francisco.
All Articles © Copyright 1999 John F. Schneider. All rights reserved.