San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Site of Worlds First Broadcasting Station / World’s First Broadcasting Station
FN – 1909 • KQW – 1921 • KCBS – 1949
Plaque dedicated on April 3, 1959, the Golden Anniversary of radio broadcasting, by San Jose State College Undergraduate Chapter of Sigma Delta Chi in cooperation with KCBS and American Trust Company.
Erected 1992 by Marker 1: State Department of Parks and Recreation, California Pioneers of Santa Clara County and Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850,
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 20.043′ N, 121° 53.367′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from West San Fernando Street west of South 1st Street. Click for map. Marker is located in the vestibule at the entrance to the Knight-Ridder Building. Marker is in this post office area: San Jose CA 95113, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Herrold Radio Broadcasting Station (a few steps from this marker); United States Post Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Joseph’s Cathedral (about 400 feet away); The Freedom Tree (about 500 feet away); First State Capitol Building (about 500 feet away); First State Capital (about 500 feet away); Knox-Goodrich Building (about 500 feet away); Plaza de Cesar E. Chavez (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
Also see . . . "The Story of KQW". Two audio presentations: From 1945 The Story of KQW featuring a young Jack Webb of Dragnet fame. And from 1959 The Story of Broadcasting (Submitted on May 2, 2010.)
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