The News Vault from KCBS Radio

The News Vault from KCBS Radio

The News Vault from KCBS Radio

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The News Vault from KCBS Radio is a podcast that brings radio news history back to life. Hosted by KCBS Radio morning anchor Stan Bunger, each episode will focus on news audio retrieved from the KCBS Radio archives. Stan sets the stage for each of these "museum pieces" with context and inside stories - the "news behind the news."
  1. June 07, 2021
    32 min
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    San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XIX Victory Parade: Live Coverage January 21, 1985
    KCBS Radio coverage of the January 21, 1985 San Francisco parade for the 49ers after their 38-16 victory over Miami in Super Bowl XIX the day before. The game was played at Stanford Stadium. Coverage is anchore…
  2. June 02, 2021
    30 min
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    KCBS Radio News Aircheck: October 10, 1974
    KCBS Radio news aircheck. Approximately 30 minutes as David Fowler anchors after 11 pm on  October 10, 1974. Fowler was a KCBS reporter and San Jose bureau chief in the 1970's before moving to television report…
  3. May 28, 2021
    15 min
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    "Expedition: B-24" 1960 KCBS Radio Documentary
    Broadcast on December 8, 1960. The KCBS Radio documentary "Expedition: B-24" told the story of the 1943 crash of a B-24 bomber into an unnamed High Sierra lake and the 17-year effort by the father of the co-pil…
  4. May 24, 2021
    33 min
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    1983 KCBS Radio News Coverage Demo Reel
    1983 "demo reel" of KCBS Radio coverage of various stories. Numerous segments include: Coalinga earthquake, grounding of USS Enterprise, Fleet Week live coverage, example of 8:06 AM "Beat Check". Anchors includ…
  5. May 18, 2021
    26 min
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    KCBS Radio Presentation for Advertisers--Early 1960's
    Early 1960's station presentation reel for advertisers, hosted by Dave McElhatton. It includes samples of a number of programming elements woven together by morning host McElhatton in his folksy style.
  6. May 13, 2021
    55 min
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    "The Silent Thunder": 1962 KCBS Radio documentary
    1962 KCBS documentary "The Silent Thunder" looks back on the Pacific Theater during World War 2. Reporter Fred Goerner interviews a number of people, including Pacific Fleet Commander in Chief Admiral Chester N…
  7. May 11, 2021
    33 min
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    KCBS Radio Special Series "Drought Watch" Winter 1991
    Droughts are a fact of life in California. The one that lasted between 1986 and 1992 was a bad one. In 1991 alone, state officials would estimate the drought cost the state $1 billion in agriculture losses, inc…
  8. May 07, 2021
    1 hr 1 min
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    KCBS Radio Live Coverage: Iraq War Protests March 20, 2003
    On March 20 2003, protests broke out around the world, including in the Bay Area, after the start of the US/British ground invasion of Southern Iraq. KCBS Radio coverage was anchored by Patti Reising with field…
  9. May 03, 2021
    24 min
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    KCBS Radio Special Report: "Way Past Bad" April 12, 1993
    A KCBS Radio "In Depth" special report broadcast on April 12, 1993. Reporter Rebecca Corral examined concerns about increasing acts of violence perpetrated by teenagers.
  10. April 27, 2021
    30 min
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    KCBS Radio Special Report "Saving the San Francisco Giants" March 14, 1993
    On March 14, 1993 KCBS Radio broadcast a special report on a story that had gripped Bay Area sports fans for months: the sale of the San Francisco Giants. Just before a deal to sell the team to buyers in St. Pe…
  11. April 22, 2021
    28 min
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    KCBS Radio "In Depth" with Guest Peter Magowan January 17, 1993
    The January 17, 1993 edition of the KCBS Radio weekly program "In Depth" featured an interview with Peter Magowan, the Safeway Stores CEO who five days earlier had, along with a group of investors purchased the…
  12. April 16, 2021
    37 min
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    KCBS Radio "In Depth" With Guest S.I. Hayakawa March 23, 1969
    On March 23, 1969 KCBS Radio broadcast an episode of its weekly “In Depth” interview program, featuring controversial interm San Francisco State College President S. I. Hayakawa as the guest. Interviewers were…
  13. April 05, 2021
    28 min
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    NewsVault: KCBS Radio "The Week That Was" November 1984
    For many years, KCBS Radio overnight news anchor Frank Knight produced a weekly compilation of the top stories that aired on the station during a given week. "The Week That Was" became a weekend feature.This ex…
  14. March 22, 2021
    8 min
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    KCBS Radio Special Report: "The Rent Squeeze" (1978)
    In 1978, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley signed a landmark rent control law. KCBS Radio reporter George McManus used the event as a "news peg" to focus on what was a major Bay Area issue at the time: skyrocketing…
  15. March 09, 2021
    24 min
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    KCBS Radio: "The Al Douglas Show" July 1964
    This edition of the KCBS Radio features "The Al Douglas Show" from July 1964 and focuses on San Jose's Frontier Village amusement park. Frontier Village was only around for about 20 years but remains a fond mem…
  16. January 20, 2021
    53 min
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    KCBS Radio: "Amelia Earhart Special Report" July 2, 1960
    On July 2 1960, KCBS Radio broadcast a special report on the mysterious disappearance of pioneering aviatrix Amelia Earhart. She and navigator Fred Noonan had disappeared over the South Pacific in July 1937 in…
  17. January 04, 2021
    15 min
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    KCBS Radio sales promotion: Sy Whitelaw with Dave McElhatton and Bill Dana
    In this undated audio clip (clearly recorded prior to the May 1968 transition to the all-news format), KCBS Radio sales executive Seymour "Sy" Whitelaw introduces an aircheck featuring Dave McElhatton and comed…
  18. November 30, 2020
    9 min
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    KCBS Radio "Magazine": Mike Beeson With Swami Muktananda
    In this undated segment from the KCBS Radio "Magazine" series from the mid-1970's, reporter Mike Beeson visits the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Oakland and meets spiritual leader Swami Muktananda.  The ashram had been…
  19. May 11, 2020
    1 hr 5 min
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    KCBS Radio Aircheck: 7 AM to 8 AM plus 8:06 AM "Beatcheck" August 26, 1981
    KCBS Radio "morning-after" coverage of 1981 San Francisco Financial District natural gas leak
  20. May 11, 2020
    1 hr 5 min
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    KCBS Radio Aircheck: 7 AM to 8 AM plus 8:06 AM "Beatcheck" August 26, 1981
    On August 25, 1981, a construction crew punctured a 16-inch natural gas gas pipeline within a block of KCBS Radio's Embarcadero Center studios in San Francisco. The leak went on for hours, forcing the evacuatio…

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