Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

In late 1975, Dick Thompson, left, and Jack Townsend, Principal of Buena Park’s Pendleton School and Buena Park School District Director of Instructional Media, throw the switches to beam Radio KBPK-M throughout the district. Because of a higher tower and new antenna system, the station’s primary signal was boosted from 3-5 to 10-15 miles. The radio station had actually made its debut in February 1972. Fullerton College had sought a license to operate its own station but had been denied when it was thought that the Fullerton program would interfere with another station operating in the area. The college brokered an agreement with the Buena Park School District to use their facilities at the Calder School radio station.
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