the merry month of May 1959 when the soothing sounds of KABL Music first echoed throughout the Bay Area.
KABL, named for San Francisco's cable cars, was a bold
departure from other radio stations of that era.
serenaded San Francisco with lush, beautiful music, very few commercials, and
rich-voiced announcers who wooed the
Bay Area with poetic paeans. This gentle KABL sound soon swept
Listeners responded to its elegant
charm and sophisticated
whimsy. In fact, the impact was so great that KABL became
a hallmark of Bay Area radio. You can read more about the origins
of this beloved station in Don Keyes' wonderful memoir,
"The Miracle By the
through the magic of modern technology, we are bringing back more
than fifty years of KABL Music —
from 101 Strings to Sinatra, from Mantovani to Dean
Martin, from the best of the big bands to Tony Bennett, it's America's Best Music!
The Voice of KABL
Radio is none other than the legendary Bill Moen, who spent more than thirty years on
the air on the station. One of the original inductees into the
Area Radio Hall of Fame, Bill "retired" to Clear
Lake, only to find himself back on the air at KXBX/1270 in Lakeport. We are
deeply indebted to Bill for helping us to bring the great sound
of KABL Music to you once
SEND A MESSAGE TO BILL MOEN
Remember way back when you could hear real music on your radio? Remember when you
could get the feeling of being someplace
magical simply by tuning in to a great radio
Those days have returned with KABL
Music! We're bringing back the classic Sound of San
Francisco — lush, timeless
vocalists, swinging Big
Bands, sophisticated jazz and
countless cool musical surprises that you haven't heard on
the air in years.
It will remind you of the San Francisco of long ago, mornings
in the Financial District, afternoons in Union Square, evenings
at the Top Of The Mark, weekends at Playland At The Beach or
simply wandering around Fisherman's Wharf.
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morning on Classic KABL, it's Sunday
Sounds — the best way to get your day started, with one of
broadcasting's greatest and most popular voices, Trish Bell. Trish
is the signature voice of countless national and regional
advertising clients, and has been heard on KMBY, KSAN, KBLX,
KKSF, KBAY, "The Bone" and KKIQ, as well as the
original KABL alongside Bill Moen. She plays all of your favorite
Swing, Standards and Sweet Music — from Count Basie to Sinatra to
Bing and beyond! Tune in every Sunday from 9 AM to noon, right
here on Classic KABL.
Send An Email To Trish.
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Hate to shop at your local music store, only to find
just one or two CDs by your favorite artists? You'll find the
best of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis,
Jr., Count Basie,
Tony Bennett, Dave Brubeck, Henry
Mancini, Mantovani and other
stars of KABL Radio in America's Best Music
You can preview
songs before buying, check out the wide variety of classic titles available, maybe
even find a few surprises you haven't heard for years. Get
your shopping list ready and visit the brand-new brand-new KABL Music
If you love the great music you
hear on KABL Music, we invite you to
sample the great Top 40 sounds of the Sixties on Classic KYA Radio, hosted by
Gary Mora. Bringing back one of the
most popular radio stations in San Francisco history, you'll
hear the great KYA jingles of the era along with the most popular
Golden Gate Great Oldies of all
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO
CLASSIC KYA RADIO!
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KABL Music Now!
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