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100 Years

Centennial Commemoration of the World’s First Broadcasting Station

On this site in 1909, Charles “Doc” Herrold aired the first regularly scheduled radio programs, giving birth to broadcasting. Initially identified as “this is San Jose Calling,” the station was later licensed as KQW before it became KCBS. Herrold sparked an innocative and inventive spirit that has defined San Jose and the Bay Area for 100 years.

Dedicated June 11, 2009 by History San Jose and KCBS 740 AM/106.9 FM and KCBS.com