Bob Hamilton PD Before KNJO, Bob was a TV reporter for KHJ TV and was in the streets during the Watts riots. After KNJO, Bob, went on to program KRTH. Bob, is relaxing in Palm Springs Tom Roe 1964-1967 More on Tom's life is here Steve Webb 1967-2016 John Wade Became Ventura County Firefighter,
now retired. Don Burns 1964 Brian Bernie Brian joined Bob at KRTH Jim Marple PD
Engineered Lohman & Barkley at KFI
DJ on KOST Jim is retired & living in Thailand Karl Geurs PD Managed the Melody Theater,
in front of KNJO's P.O. Studio;
traded movies with DJ's for
training at KNJO. Steve Walsh Nights 67- 68 Tom Benner 69 Sister dated and married Karl Geurs
Tom, is known as Officer Vic, a co-host
on KSFO AM San Francisco. Bob Walters Bob did two stints at KNJO Jerry Connelly d Jerry passed away on Oct 14 2009 Don Krupicka Production Engineer/Remote set up Preston Westmorland
Harry May Went on to San Luis Obispo, in 71 to become Capt Buffoon at KSLY Russ O'Hara
Bill Thornton mid 70's aka Chuck Hunter Jeff Serr Doing production for Go Country in LA Steve Kamer Doing voiceover in NY Don Sheer Don, did play by play with Greg Lefevre, for the Little League Game of the Week. Layne Ferrell
Tim Riley 1988-1990, Did mornings at KMDY John Newton KGOE, 1974-76; KNJO, 1976-79 Marv Lewis
Doug Eldred Mike O'Neil Early 70's Michele Duckett Actress, Real Estate in Portland OR Willie Ware First Black DJ on KNJO Jay Coffee Also ended up at KRTH Jesse Torrero Harvey Kern 20 years 78-98 Bill Nesbitt 84 & 85 Mike Reineri 86 Monty Vond aka Frank Lamont Von Eschon K.M. Richards Worked at Ventura Counties first TV station
KKOG 16, at the age of 13. Greg Lefevre Did two stints at KNJO, was giving girl scouts
a tour of KNJO when bulletin reporting Dr. Martin-
Luther King's assassination came in, went on to CNN. Mark Storer
Justin Michael Larry Collinsd 2006 Dick Whittington
Bob Richards 92 Bob, rebuilt KNJO after XMTR fire
Worked with Dick Whittington Eric Schwartz Wrote comedy for Dick Bill Smith
Sandy Kelley Paul Mahler
Maxx Hammer 78-80 Dave Cinierod PD Mike Tanner PD Pete Turpel PD/GM
Owns Phone On Hold Mark Wheeler
John Vance Before KNJO, Mark & John did shows
on KDNF, a pirate station in Thousand Oaks. Mike Matthews 1990-1993 Hosted "Radio Comedy Classics"
from 91 to 92. Now does Mike's Daily Podcast Johnny Gunn
Jim Keenan Jazz First thing the new GM, Carol Hoffine, in
late 1969 did was fire Jim, (he knew it was coming)
Jim, was Lloyd Barron, on his second stint with KNJO.
Jim, was on the air; when the fire started at the Park Oaks studio. Bob Hughes
Ker Garin Bruce Vidald Paul Mahler
Jon Cowsill Jeff Elkins was also PD Lee Marshall d April 26, 2014 Consultant/Equity partner Ted Marvelle 1971
KBIG 1969-1970, Retired after 15 years
at KFMS Las Vegas Dennis Aiken
Shawn Alexander Works for All Access Bill Smith KTLA-KTTV Bob Richards (engineer) Sal Blydenburgh Uncle Bucky
Sal, was the set decorator for WKRP
Sal, is unit commander for the Camp White Young Marines in Oregon Colin Fluxman PD Ron Shapiro PD Mike Lewis (News) Willa Sandmeyer (News) Ned Skaff (News) Don Zimring (News) Suzanne Pajot 12/91-3/93 (News) Larry Kingd (Engineer) Dave Mandelbaum (engineer) Don Way (Engineer) Ed Krovitz GM Steve d & Phyllis Angel (GM's) Steve, was GM & Phyllis, was business manager.
Steve, died of leukemia on October 5, 1995 at age 50. Phyllis Cortese is now Exec Director forIves Center Stuart Levy GM Bob Jacobsen GM Ernie Brevick Catherine Mureau GM Carol Hoffine GM Carol, was Ventura County's first lady DJ.
There were relatively few female announcers
anywhere, from '69-'74 when Carol was at KNJO. Sandy Koufax ORIGINAL OWNER Art Hogan OWNER Ed Feldman OWNER Ira Barmackd OWNER After merger with KMDY Sy Blonderd ORIGINAL OWNER Irving Schaffner MD dOWNER
Sold KNJO to Alan Fischler for $75,000 Alan Fischlerd OWNER
Alan's son owns Fischler Artist Management/Promotions Darry & Susan Sragow OWNERS Darry is a Marxist USC professor
d=deceased SPECIAL THANKS. TO MIKE O'NEIL, GREG LEFEVRE, ANDHARVEY KERN FOR PHOTOS & HELPING ADD NAMES TO THE ALUMNI LIST.
The Park Oaks Shoppng Center was KNJO's original home, it's now a VONS Super Grocery Store.
KNJO'S FIRST TRANSMITTER
WAS A GATES FM1B
L-R: Don Zimring, Mike Lewis, Willa Sandmeyer, Harvey Kern, Pete Turpel
Production studio in Thousand Oaks; before moving to Orange County
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Greg Lefevre, in KNJO's new air studio, around Dec 70,
More pictures in the history section.
behind the glass
Sy Blonder at KVFM in 1962
just before he built KNJO
Thousand Oaks was also home to several underground radio stations in the late 70's & 80's. KDNF was on 840AM with 20 watts, and then moved up the dial to 1210 AM on weekends with 40 watts after KGOE, went 24 hours, In April of 1983, KKTO 1200 AM signed on the air weekdays and weekends when KDNF, was off, KKTO FM came on a year later, and operated 24/7 on 99.3 FM, until the move up to 102.3 in 1986.
Note: KGOE, Thousand Oaks was originally issued the call letters KKTO, but changed them to KGOE, prior to sign on in September of 1972.