Centennial Commemoration of the World's First Broadcasting Station
Dedicated June 11, 2009 BY
History San Jose and KCBS 740 AM/106.9 FM and KCBS.COM
Erected by History San Jose, KCBS.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. A significant historical date for this entry is June 11, 1909.
Location. 37° 20.021′ N, 121° 53.352′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Fairmont Plaza and South First Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 West San Fernando Street, San Jose CA 95113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of World’s First Broadcasting Station (within shouting distance of this marker); World’s First Broadcasting Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Herrold Radio Broadcasting Station
More about this marker. This marker is easy enough to find, if not readily visible. It is located by the south entrance of the 50 West San Fernando Street building ("50 West" or "KQED"), that is, the plaza side, not the street side of the building.
Also see . . .
1. Charles Herrold (Wikipedia). "Charles David "Doc" Herrold (November 16, 1875 – July 1, 1948) was an American inventor and pioneer radio broadcaster, who began experimenting with audio radio transmissions in 1909. Beginning in 1912 he apparently became the first person to make entertainment broadcasts on a regular schedule, from his station in San Jose, California." (Submitted on August 22, 2020.)
2. The History of KQW and KCBS (Bay Area Radio Museum). (Submitted on August 22, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.