KFJB in Marshalltown Marks 95 Years On the Air (Iowa)

Saturday June 2, marked the 95th anniversary on the air for radio station KFJB.

On June 2, 2018, News Talk 1230 KFJB will celebrate its 95th anniversary on-air serving the people of Marshalltown and Marshall County,” said General Manager Todd Steinkamp. “Were talking local weather. we’re talking local people, to people you that you are hearing here, we are local.”

The station’s early days were marked by live performances, as there were no networks, or even records to play at the start. Performers like Ernest Tubbs, and groups like the County Marshalls played in a large studio before the microphones.

“In 1917, Earl N. Peak, President of the Marshal Electric Company, began installing rural electric lines throughout Marshall County,” said Steinkamp in a news release. “Peak and his company also began working with telegraph and telephone technology, eventually leading to his engineers experimenting with amateur radio as early as 1919.”

 

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