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1950's & 1960's

In 1964, the KFBK’s owners in the McClatchy company added television stations, including KOVR-TV, licensed to Stockton and serving the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto television market.  (Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto are considered separate markets for radio stations.)  KOVR-TV is the oldest continuously operating television station in the Sacramento market, having started in 1954 with a transmitter on Mount Diablo in the East Bay Area.

1951- Max Baer in KFBK studios holding 16_ LP record sitting and standing at a ABC-KFBK mi

The KFBK studios were at 7th and I Streets in downtown Sacramento. The studios included not just typical radio broadcasting studios, but large auditoriums for orchestra programs, singing performances, game shows, and other events with live audiences in attendance. Among the programs broadcast were Sacramento Solons baseball games (plated at Edmonds Field, near the corner of Broadway and Riverside, 'Murder Mystery Hour' programs, and many radio dramas.  Some were nationally syndicated broadcasts, and others were produced locally, by the KF-Bee-K players.

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Folsom Dam is completed


University of California, Davis is named as the 7th UC campus


Creation of American River Parkway by Sacramento County


Sacramento International Airport opens


Centennial of the Transcontinental Railroad

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