KSTN 1420 Radio
Staff Promotional Photos
An undated series of
photographs from Stockton's KSTN (1420 AM), presumed to be part of a
homemade promotional package put together in the late 1950s or early
1960s. The captions for the photos are taken verbatim, with every
ellipsis (...) in place, directly from the album pages.
... news editor and for ten years, Stockton's favorite early
morning disc jockey. Smiling Ellis makes waking up in the morning
a pleasure with his folksy reminders of time ... temperature and
easy-to-listen-to music. His on-the-go news stories range from the
human interest to the human tragedy ... but wherever he goes ...
everybody knows, listens to and likes ... Ellis Lind.
Dr. Robert Hufman ... Ph.D.
from Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Dr. Bob, with
practical news experience on several newspapers ... journalism
adviser at Stockton College ... gives KSTN listeners news coverage
Jim Condrey ... veteran disc
jockey Jim takes over where Ellis Lind stops ... 9 A.M. 'til 12
noon ... and the morning is full of music and fun when he puts his
13 years of air experience to work selling KSTN sponsors to
Jay Jones ... for seven
years another familiar voice of KSTN ... 12 to 3 P.M. Monday thru
Saturday. Jay's the boy that plays the music and plays it so good!
A hard hitting air salesman and a hard hitting sales promotion and
Glenn Rinker ... KSTN Super
Salesman ... delivers the 5:50 P.M. news. Backed by 12 years
experience in radio management, sales and promotion ... Glenn
promotes products in deluxe style for KSTN.
Coy Baker ... Western disc
jockey and super salesman ... one of the best known names in San
Joaquin County ... heard on KSTN Monday through Friday 7-8 P.M.,
Saturdays 6-8 P.M. and Sunday morning from 9-10 A.M. Coy has two
recordings to his credit ... a series of live half hour T.V. shows
and seven years of making music as a disc jockey to keep him
"selling" KSTN to Stockton listeners.
ON PHOTOS: These six photographs were mounted on what appears to be
standard 8-1/2x11" photo album pages, three-hole punched, with a
short typewritten description as accompaniment. Lind and Hufman appeared
on one page together, with Condrey and Jones together on another page.
Rinker and Baker each appeared alone on separate pages. Only Baker's
page included any flourishes, having had a cowboy caricature -- hat,
bandana, pistol and gun belt, as well as what may be a single spur --
hand-drawn in red pencil. Baker had fronted a Western music outfit known
as Coy Baker & The Desert Stars, which had the distinction of opening
for Johnny Cash in Tulare in 1956; Baker also hosted an
eponymous TV show in Bakersfield as far back as 1956.
Lind hosted KSTN's "Three Alarm" program as early as 1951, and
served as the station's program director in the late 1950s.
full-size scans of the individual photographs may be accessed by
clicking on the thumbnails above.