SMALL STATION, BIG COVERAGE
Compiled from Various Internet Sources
Cited Los Angeles Times article supplied by Donna Halper
The station was started by Carl F. Newcomb, who operated Carl's Radio Den in Oxnard. Slogans used were "The Baby Super Station" and "The Voice From the Radio Den". It operated five nights a week, excluding Thursday and Sunday.
KFYF broadcast during evening hours, signing off from 6 to 8 PM. Some nights, they would also broadcast from 8 to 11 PM. Musical programs on Wednesdays used only two instruments, saxophone and banjo, and were considerably popular2. Other programs included news and crop reports. Despite the low wattage, the station might have been receivable over a large area, judging from the numerous long-distance phone calls coming in. The station was only eight feet square, occupying a special floor of a building.3
The front page of the Oxnard Daily Courier (4/20/27) mentioned a Vancouver station, CJOR, at 291 meters, which dedicated some musical numbers to KFYF.
Despite much positive reaction to the station, Mr. Newcomb shut it down on June 15, 1927 citing lack of support.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: The 1260 frequency is possibly unassignable in Oxnard due to its San Fernando Valley allocation. The nearest 1460 allocation belongs to KTYM in Inglewood.
SOURCES USED IN THIS RESEARCH:
1-3. "Smallest Radio"; Los Angeles Times, p. B1, 29 November 1925
Jeff Miller's radio slogans page
1926 Radio Station Listing
1927 Radio Station Listing
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