Happy Golden Anniversary KVIN AM 920, started by Country Music Legend Chester Smith, with engineering expertise from Cecil Lynch, who passed away recently at age 102. This station started as "Clock Radio" KLOC, broadcasting Country & Western on Modesto's first radio station to be built in 16 years. KLOC signed on October 17th, 1963 and soon became one of the area's most popular radio stations. 50 years later, KVIN is still one of the most popular AM radio stations, serving Modesto, Stockton and Merced! AM 920 has always been locally owned & programmed, and has always been a music station for all 50 years!
AM 920 Founder Chester Smith in KLOC Studios 50 years ago this week.