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HammondCast 19 and Jon Hammond Journal August 6, 2012

August 6, 2012

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HammondCast 19 starts out in Frankfurt Germany recording in AFN Europe Headquarters on one big tube microphone featuring Hungarian tenor saxophone star TONY LAKATOS, now a member of the HR Radio Big Band. And a slow rainy day Blues featuring guitarist JOE BERGER and RAY GRAPPONE drums, Jon on the XB-2 organ/bass. Also a 35 year-old recording of my old rock band HADES and a shout out to the bass player STEVE WRIGHT who is recuperating from a stroke and heart attack but is now starting to speak again, get better Steve! From there to 1995 recording in LE BAR BAT NYC playing Jon’s tune “Pocket Funk”. A song I recorded with Eddie Money that is close to Eddie’s heart: “I’ve Been Lovin’ You Too Long” for all the Eddie Money freaks out there. I just saw Eddie in NY and he’s doin’ fine, still touring in a city near you! And finally ending up back in AFN Europe Headquarters playing Jon Hammond’s theme song: “LATE RENT”, dedicated to YOU of KYOU the your Rent will never be Late!

Hollywood California — Kenny Burrell on the microphone with Jon Hammond at ASCAP Expo

Kenneth Earl “Kenny” Burrell (born July 31, 1931)[1] is an American jazz guitarist. His playing is grounded in bebop and blues; he has performed and recorded with a wide range of jazz musicians
Burrell was born in Detroit, Michigan to a musical family and began playing guitar at the age of 12. His influences as a guitar player include Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, and Wes Montgomery. While a student at Wayne State University, he made his debut recording as a member of Dizzy Gillespie’s sextet in 1951, later he recorded the “Ground Round” single at Fortune Records in Detroit. He toured with Oscar Peterson after graduating in 1955 and then moved to New York City in 1956.[1]
A consummate sideman, Burrell recorded with a wide range of prominent musicians. He also led his own groups since 1951 and recorded many well received albums.[1]
In the 1970s he began leading seminars about music, particularly Duke Ellington’s. A highly popular performer, he has won several jazz polls in Japan and the United Kingdom as well as the United States.
He has recorded about 106 albums, including Midnight Blue (1963), Blue Lights, Guitar Forms, Sunup To Sundown (1990), Soft Winds (1993), Then Along Came Kenny (1993), and Lotus Blossom (1995).
In 2001, Burrell performed “C Jam Blues” with Medeski, Martin & Wood for the Red Hot Organization’s compilation album Red Hot + Indigo, a tribute to Duke Ellington, which raised money for various charities devoted to increasing AIDS awareness and fighting the disease.
As of 1996, Burrell has served as Director of Jazz Studies at UCLA, mentoring such notable alumni as Gretchen Parlato and Kalil Wilson.[2] Burrell teaches a course titled “Ellingtonia”, examining the life and accomplishments of Duke Ellington.
As leader
Introducing Kenny Burrell (Blue Note, 1956)
Kenny Burrell Volume 2 (Blue Note, 1956)
Swingin’ (Blue Note, 1956)
All Night Long (Prestige, 1956)
All Day Long (Prestige, 1957)
Earthy (Prestige, 1957)
Kenny Burrell (Prestige, 1957)
2 Guitars (Prestige, 1957) – with Jimmy Raney
K. B. Blues (Blue Note, 1957)
Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane (Prestige, 1958) – with John Coltrane
Blue Lights Volume 1 (Blue Note, 1958)
Blue Lights Volume 2 (Blue Note, 1958)
On View at the Five Spot Cafe (Blue Note, 1959)
A Night at the Vanguard (Argo, 1959)
Weaver of Dreams (Columbia, 1960-61)
Bluesin’ Around (Columbia, 1961-62 [1983])
Bluesy Burrell (Moodsville, 1962)
Midnight Blue (Blue Note, 1963)
Crash! (Prestige, 1963) – with Jack McDuff
Lotsa Bossa Nova! (Kapp, 1963)
Blue Bash! (Verve, 1963) – with Jimmy Smith
Travelin’ Light (Prestige, 1964) – with Shirley Scott
Soul Call (Prestige, 1964)
Freedom (Blue Note, 1963-64 [1980])
Guitar Forms (Verve, 1965)
The Tender Gender (Cadet, 1966)
Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas (Cadet, 1966)
A Generation Ago Today (Verve, 1966-67)
Ode to 52nd Street (Cadet, 1967)
Blues – The Common Ground (Verve, 1967-68)
Night Song (Verve, 1968-69)
Asphalt Canyon Suite (Verve, 1969)
God Bless the Child (CTI, 1971)
‘Round Midnight (Fantasy, 1972)
Both Feet On the Ground (Fantasy, 1973)
Up the Street, Round the Corner, Down the Block (Fantasy, 1974)
Ellington Is Forever (Fantasy, 1975–77)
When Lights Are Low (1978)
Moon and Sand (1979)
Generation (Blue Note, 1986)
Pieces of Blue and the Blues (Blue Note, 1988)
Guiding Spirit (Contemporary, 1989)
Sunup to Sundown (Contemporary, 1991)
Lotus Blossom (Concord, 1995)
Love is the Answer, featuring The Boys Choir of Harlem (Concord Concerto, 1998)
*12-15-78 (32 Jazz, 1999)
Introducing Kenny Burrell: The First Blue Note Sessions (2000)
Lucky So and So (Concord Jazz, 2001)
75th Birthday Bash Live! (Blue Note, 2007)
Be Yourself: Live at Dizzy’s (Highnote, 2010)
[edit]As sideman
Jazzmen of Detroit with Tommy Flanagan, Pepper Adams, Paul Chambers, Kenny Clarke (1956; Savoy Records)
With Bill Evans
Quintessence (1972)
With Paul Chambers
Whims of Chambers (1956)
Bass on Top (1957)
With Terry Gibbs
Take It from Me (Impulse!, 1964)
With Dizzy Gillespie
Dee Gee Days: The Savoy Sessions (Savoy, 1951-52 [1976])
With Eddie Harris
Cool Sax from Hollywood to Broadway (Columbia, 1964)
With Johnny Hartman
I Just Dropped by to Say Hello (Impulse!, 1964)
With Milt Jackson
Bags & Flutes (Atlantic, 1957)
Bean Bags with Coleman Hawkins (Atlantic, 1958)
Vibrations (Atlantic, 1960–61)
Much in Common with Ray Brown (Verve, 1964)
With John Jenkins
John Jenkins with Kenny Burrell (Blue Note, 1957)
With Thad Jones
Detroit-New York Junction (Blue Note, 1956)
With Wynton Kelly
Piano (Riverside, 1958)
Comin’ in the Back Door (Verve, 1963)
It’s All Right! (Verve, 1964)
With Yusef Lateef
The Blue Yusef Lateef (Atlantic, 1968)
With Hubert Laws
Laws’ Cause (Atlantic, 1968)
With Ike Quebec
Soul Samba (Blue Note, 1962)
With Freddie Roach
Down to Earth (Blue Note, 1962)
Mo’ Greens Please (Blue Note, 1963)
With Sonny Rollins
Alfie (Impulse! 1966)
With Charlie Rouse
Bossa Nova Bacchanal (Blue Note, 1962)
With Lalo Schifrin
Once a Thief and Other Themes (Verve, 1965)
With Jimmy Smith
House Party (Blue Note, 1957)
Softly as a Summer Breeze (Blue Note, 1958)
Home Cookin’ (Blue Note, 1958–59)
Midnight Special (Blue Note, 1961)
Back at the Chicken Shack (Blue Note, 1963)
With Stanley Turrentine
Jubilee Shout!!! (Blue Note, 1962)
Hustlin’ (Blue Note, 1964)
The Sugar Man (CTI, 1971)
With Kai Winding
More (Theme from Mondo Cane) (Verve, 1963)

Oakland California — Jon Hammond at annual Oakland Art & Soul Festival chillin’ by the main stage checking out Oleta Adams and Lalah Hathaway’s sets – excellent! JH

Oakland California — Did anyone catch the name of Lalah Hathaway’s drummer this afternoon at Oakland Art & Soul Festival? – Jon Hammond — at Annual Oakland Art & Soul Festival

Oakland California — Oleta Adams seen here onstage with her husband – John Cushon at Oakland Art & Soul August 5, 2012 – Jon Hammond *Excellent!
Oleta Adams (born May 4, 1953, Seattle, Washington) is an American soul, jazz, and gospel singer and pianist.
Adams was born the daughter of a preacher and was raised with gospel music. In her youth her family moved to Yakima, Washington, which is sometimes shown as her place of birth.
Before gaining her opportunity to perform, Adams faced a great deal of rejection. In the 1970s, she moved to Los Angeles, California where she recorded a demo tape. However, many music executives were exclusively interested in disco music rather than Adams’ preferred style.
With the advice of her singing coach, Lee Farrell, Adams moved to Kansas City where she did a variety of local gigs. Adams started her career in the early 1980s with two self-financed albums which had limited success.
[edit]Collaboration with Tears For Fears

In 1985, Adams was discovered by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, founders of the English band Tears for Fears, while performing in a hotel bar in Kansas City, Missouri whilst they were on a US tour. They chatted with Adams after her performance, and two years later they contacted her to invite her to join their band as a singer on their next album, The Seeds of Love.[1]
In 1989, the album was released and the single “Woman In Chains” — sung as a duet by Adams and Orzabal and with Phil Collins on drums — became her first hit. Adams embarked on a world tour with Tears For Fears in 1990, performing by herself as the supporting artist at the start of each show, and remaining onstage throughout the Tears For Fears set where she would provide piano and vocals.

Following her work with Tears For Fears, Adams was offered a recording contract by their label Fontana Records and restarted her solo career in 1990, assisted by Orzabal who co-produced her new album, Circle of One. The album received much critical acclaim and (after a slow start) eventually peaked at no.1 in the UK in 1991 when she scored her biggest hit to date with her Grammy nominated cover of Brenda Russell’s “Get Here”. The song was popular during the 1991 Gulf War[2][3] as families of deployed troops in the region embraced the tune as a theme song.[3][4] 1991 also saw Adams contribute to the Elton John/Bernie Taupin tribute album, Two Rooms, on which appeared her version of John’s 1974 hit “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me”. Adams’ version became another top 40 hit in the UK.
Her next album, Evolution (1993), was also a commercial success, making the UK top 10. It also featured her self-penned adult contemporary single “Window of Hope”. Her 1995 release, Moving On, saw Adams move more in the direction of R&B, and she also reunited with Roland Orzabal for the duet “Me and my Big Ideas” on the Tears For Fears album Raoul and the Kings of Spain the same year. Two years later she released the Christian themed album Come Walk with Me.
In 1998, she toured as a guest vocalist on Phil Collins’s Big Band Jazz Tour.

In 2001, Adams released her sixth album, All The Love, a return to an R&B/Adult contemporary sound. The album was re-released in 2004 in Germany with a different title I Can’t Live a Day without You.
In 2004, Adams reunited with Tears for Fears once again as she made a surprise guest appearance onstage at their Kansas City concert, performing “Woman in Chains”.
Adams released her first Christmas album on 3 October 2006, entitled Christmas Time with Oleta.[5]
A new secular album entitled Let’s Stay Here, was released on April 21, 2009, by E1 Music.
[edit]Personal life

In 1994, Adams married drummer John Cushon at a United Methodist church in Kansas City, where they both teach Sunday School. They met in 1980 while working on a demo tape for Adams.[6] Adams stated that she never had a passion to get married but on January 17, 1994 she and Cushon were involved in the Los Angeles earthquake. Adams referred to this as a sign from God that she was ready to get married. — with Oleta Adams

Oakland California — Concert Interpreter Man Translating Concert For Those Who Can’t Hear – he did an excellent job! Jon Hammond *ASL=American Sign Language at Oakland Art & Soul Festival – JH — at Annual Oakland Art & Soul Festival

Oakland California — Lady Photographer at work at Art & Soul Festival – Jon Hammond *not very tall but shooting the big lenses – JH — at Annual Oakland Art & Soul Festival

Oakland California — Lalah Hathaway onstage at Oakland Art & Soul August 5, 2012 – Jon Hammond *Excellent! – Very little introduction of the band musicians, they were all top-shelf and very funky players. – JH
Eulaulah Donyll Hathaway (born December 16, 1968)[1] best known as Lalah Hathaway referred to as the First Daughter of Soul, is a contemporary R&B and jazz singer. She is the daughter of soul singer Donny Hathaway and a classically trained vocalist. In 1990, Lalah Hathaway released a self-titled album. The album’s first single was “Heaven Knows”, produced by Derek Bramble. The follow-up single was “Baby Don’t Cry” produced by Angela Winbush.
In 1991, Hathaway released her extended play, Night & Day in Japan. A Moment was released in 1994, debuting at #34 on the Top R&B albums chart. The lead single “Let Me Love You” charted on the Hot R&B charts at #37. In 1999, Lalah Hathaway collaborated with Joe Sample and released her third album The Song Lives On. After a five year hiatus, Hathaway returned with her fourth album Outrun the Sky. The single “Forever, For Always, For Love” peaked #1 on the Hot Adult R&B Airplay.
In 2007, Hathaway signed to Stax Records and in 2008 released her fifth album Self Portrait. It was released on June 3, 2008 in the United States, debuted at #63 on the Billboard’s Hot 200 and reached the top ten on the Top R&B albums chart, making this album, Hathaway’s most successful album to date. She received a Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Grammy Award nomination for “That Was Then”.
Lalah Hathaway was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 16, 1968. Hathaway is the daughter of Donny Hathaway, an R&B and soul singer, and Eulaulah Hathaway, an accomplished musician. In 1979, Hathaway lost her father, Donny Hathaway at the age of ten. His body did not have any indication of struggle, and the glass from the window in Hathaway’s room had been removed; investigators determined Hathaway had committed suicide.
The Chicago native first put pen to paper, “with the music,” as a 10th grader. In 1989, Hathaway signed to Virgin Records and released her first song “Inside the Beat”, which was released as a promo single. Later, as a student at Berklee College of Music, she recorded her self-titled debut in 1990.
[edit]Recording career

Lalah Hathaway and A Moment (1990-1995)
In 1990, Lalah Hathaway released her self-titled debut album. The album debuted at #191 on the Billboard Hot 200 and #18 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.[2] The album’s lead single Heaven Knows became a top ten single peaking at #3 on the Hot R&B charts. The album’s second single “Baby Don’t Cry” only charted at #18 on the Hot R&B charts. The follow-up single “I’m Coming Back” was less successful, possibly due to the lack of a music video. The album’s final single “Something” debuted at #21 on the Hot R&B charts. In 1991, Hathaway released an EP entitled Night & Day. The EP was only released in Japan but the single “Night & Day” was released in America. “Night & Day”‘ debuted at #110 on the Hot R&B charts. In 1992, Hathaway appeared on Grover Washington’s album “Next Exit”. The song, “Love Like This”, which featured vocals from Lalah Hathaway, was chosen to be the lead single off the album. The single charted at #31 on the Hot R&B charts.
In 1994, Hathaway followed up her success with her second album, A Moment, which debuted at #34 on the Top R&B albums chart and #23 on the Heatseekers chart.[2] The release of her second album saw Hathaway embracing an even more progressive sound as producer Brian Alexander Morgan was enlisted for her upbeat lead single “Let Me Love You”, which debuted at the #37 on the Hot R&B charts. Later that year, the songs “Separate Ways” and “Family Affair” were released as singles, although neither charted. The album did not sell as well as her first release and eventually Hathaway left Virgin.
[edit]The Song Lives On (1998-2000)
She continued working with many other established artists, including Take 6, Mary J. Blige, The Winans, and Marcus Miller, writing, producing and doing background vocals. In 1999, Hathaway joined GRP Records and collaborated with jazz legend Joe Sample on the album The Song Lives On. The Song Lives On, topped the jazz charts at #2.[2] The album became Hathaway’s second debut on the Billboard’s Hot 200 and later charted on Top R&B album chart.[2] The single “When Your Life Was Low” charted only on the Hot R&B charts at #118. The album’s second single “Fever” failed to chart.
The Song Lives On went on to become one of Hathaway and Joe Sample’s most successful album to chart. In response to the album’s success, Hathaway and Sample were honored with Billboard/BET On Jazz Award for “Mainstream Jazz Album”.[3]
[edit]Outrun the Sky (2003-2006)
In 2003, Lalah Hathaway appeared alongside Sanctuary, Pyramid, Mesa, and Blue Moon Records. In 2004, Hathaway released a cover version of Luther Vandross’s song “Forever, For Always, For Love”. The song later appeared on the all-star tribute album “Forever, For Always, For Luther” and on Hathaway’s fourth album Outrun the Sky. The song was released the lead single and peaked #1 on the Adult R&B charts. Forever, For Always, For Love became Hathaway’s first single to chart on the Billboard’s Hot 100, charting at #112 and #37 on the Hot R&B charts. Hathaway’s first solo album in five years featured production from Rex Rideout, Mike City, and Chris Parks.[4] The album’s second single “Better and Better” peaked #121 on the Hot R&B charts.
Also in 2004, Hathaway was featured on Donald Lawrence’s debut solo album I Speak Life as a lead vocalist on “Don’t Forget to Remember”. In 2005, Hathaway was seen on the international Daughters of Soul tour along with Sandra St. Victor, Nona Hendryx, Indira Khan, Simone, and Joyce Kennedy.[5] Continuing her forays into the gospel realm, she could be found on Israel and New Breed’s 2006 Chr*stmas album A Timeless Chr*stmas, which also featured Marcus Miller.
[edit]Stax and Self Portrait (2007-2009)
The recently re-launched Stax Records label had announced signing Hathaway. Hathaway stated, “The foundation of soul music is rooted in Stax Records. Working with Maurice White on the Interpretations project was more than special to me. There is no higher compliment than to be signed to a label whose music is timeless. I’m proud to carry the torch that will continue to bring quality soul music to a new audience.”[6]
Her first release from Stax was the single “Love’s Holiday,” from the Earth, Wind & Fire tribute album Interpretations.[7] In April 2008, Hathaway released her lead single Let Go, which debut at #51 on the Hot R&B charts and #16 on the Hot Adult R&B charts. In June 2008, Hathaway’s debut for Stax Records, Self Portrait was released. Collaborating again with producer Rex Rideout on much of the album and working with such artists as Rahsaan Patterson and Sandra St. Victor, Self Portrait became her most successful album to date, debuting at #6 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #63 on the Billboard’s Hot 200. The album sold over 9,400 copies in the first week.[2][8]
After the release of Self Portrait, Hathaway went on tour, which began in July 2008.[9] The Self Portrait Tour was singer Lalah Hathaway’s second solo concert tour, intended to showcase songs from her debut solo album, Self Portrait. The concert tour contained ten tour dates in American and collection of songs from her previous albums, Lalah Hathaway and Outrun the Sky, and few songs from her present album, Self Portrait. The tour only reached America. In late 2008, “That Was Then” was released as the album’s second single. The single debut at #105 on the Hot R&B charts and #32 on the Hot Adult R&B Airplay.[10]
In November 2008, Hathaway joined Will Downing and Gerald Albright for the Soulful Chr*stmas Tour. The tour, which kicked off on November 28 at the Detroit Opera House, appeared in the places of Washington, D.C., Memphis, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Atlanta.[11] In January 2009, Hathaway appeared on BETJ in an interview and performed before an audience. Lalah Hathaway continued to support the album and she is currently schedule to perform at the Capital Jazz Festival in Columbia, MD, Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, LA, and Circle of Promise, which took place in July 2009.[12] In December, 2009 she won the Song of the Year award in the SoulTracks Readers’ Choice Award for her duet with DC singer Eric Roberson, “Dealing.”[13]
Where It All Begins (2011)
On August 14, 2011, Lalah Hathaway took to her Twitter account to release a free download of “If You Want To,”[14] the debut single from her sixth studio album Where It All Begins releasing October 18, 2011.[15]
Musical style and image

Music and voice
Hathaway, an alto and contralto, has always been identified as the eldest daughter of her father Donny Hathaway. Hathaway’s longest singing note held for 17 seconds in the performance of “Forever, For Always, For Love”. In many reviews, Lalah is often compared to her father and reviewed to be continuing his vocal style. Lalah has often been criticized[who?] for not covering any of her father’s songs, although she has appeared on others’ recorded covers, such as Take 6’s rendition of “Someday We’ll All Be Free”. Singer Natalie Cole actually stated that Lalah should herself cover at least one song, however, Hathaway replied with statement that she feels she doesn’t need to. Hathaway also mentioned during the recording process of her fifth studio album, that she doesn’t want to fit into the music industry’s current music. Lalah stated, “I don’t necessarily want to fit into what’s happening now, but I want to stand with it, doing my own thing. I would really love it if people need the record. I put a lot of myself into this album, so I hope people can hear me and understand who I am.”[16]
Although she has created a space for herself, it’s not surprising that Hathaway remains connected to her late father and his classic sound. Lalah Hathaway stated “I am his daughter and that’s the truth of who I am, every day. When I was 15, and then, 20, I didn’t get why people were asking me how I felt about him and his music. But when I turned 25, I began to understand. Like my father, I want to leave a legacy of music that makes people really feel something, whether it be happiness, sadness, grief or heartache. I also want them to appreciate my humor which I know can be difficult to interpret in a song.”[16]
[edit]Songwriting and producing
Between album projects, Hathaway, who has recorded collaborations with Marcus Miller, Meshell Ndegéocello, and Mary J. Blige, keeps her creativity nourished by taking to the global stage and contributing her voice to Daughters of Soul Tour, a musical mélange founded by comrade Sandra St. Victor, and featuring Nona Hendryx, Joyce Kennedy as well as Indira and Simone, daughters of Chaka Khan and Nina Simone.[16]
While it might seem that “On Your Own” from Self Portrait, which re-teams her with Rex Rideout and Rahsaan Patterson, is inspired by a past heartbreak, in fact, the idea for the song came to her in a dream. While Lalah Hathaway is often known for singing down tempo songs, during the period of 2004 and 2008, Hathaway has done mid-tempo songs such as “Let Go”, “Let Me Love You”, and “Better and Better”. Keeping in step with the theme of her family, Hathaway often journeys back to her childhood with “Little Girl”, which she co-produced with Rex Rideout, Rahsaan Patterson, and Sandra St. Victor.[16]
On stage, Hathaway performs the songs longer than the album version with new arrangements. In concert, the stage mainly consists of Lalah Hathaway, the back-up singers, and the band. Often at audience’s request, the vocals would be turned higher than band. Hathaway’s band would often consist of a keyboardist, guitarist, bassist, and drummer. Most songs would last over approximately five minutes. Dawn! E. Robinson of attended a Hathaway in concert and reviewed stating, “The sound in the house was strange – the band was really too loud all evening. Even when the sound guy turned LALAH’s vocals up (at the audience’s request) the band got louder. I got the impression that the sound onstage was good though, because none of the singers appeared to be over-singing.”[17] Hathaway appeared with her band on Prince’s Welcome to America opening concert at the Izod Center, December 15, 2010.
Other Ventures

Lalah Hathaway is one of the National Ambassadors for the Circle of Promise. Launched in October 2007, the campaign was created by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to educate, empower and mobilize the African-American community in the fight against breast cancer.
“The rate of Black women and girls diagnosed with breast cancer is rising at an alarming rate,” said Hathaway. “We are fighting a common enemy. Knowledge and having a take-charge mindset and attitude are critical weapons in the fight against this deadly disease. I became active because I want to be an ambassador of change. If I tell seven of my friends and they tell seven of their friends and so on, the circle will continue to expand and we’ll create a chorus of voices within the African-American community to eradicate breast cancer. I truly believe that this is a goal we can achieve together.” The Circle of Promise is nationally represented by several phenomenal African American women. Hathaway has raised money on her tours and record sales to help find a cure for women with breast cancer. She has also influenced women to get tested and tell family members to be aware of the cancer. — with Lalah Hathaway at Annual Oakland Art & Soul Festival.

San Francisco — Jon Hammond with Kevin Barrett Program Director in 50,000 watt station KTRB…ahora en Español!
KTRB signed on in 1933, broadcasting to the Modesto, California, area until June 19, 2006.
[edit]Move to San Francisco
KTRB obtained permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move to San Francisco, California and aired a classic rock music format during transmission tests. KTRB signed on the air to conduct those tests on February 1, 2007.
The station’s owner, Pappas Telecasting, established KMPH at AM 840 in Modesto to replace the moved station. It signed on late in 2006, but would sign off for good in September 2010.
As a hot talk station
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that KTRB would debut a hot talk format on March 15, 2007, featuring syndicated personalities Mancow Muller and John London, who once aired on San Francisco stations [2], as well as other syndicated hosts such as Glenn Beck. A similar article appeared a few days later in the San Jose Mercury News.[3]
In the fall of 2008, KTRB became the radio home of Stanford University football and Men’s basketball [4]
As a a sports talk station
As of 2009, KTRB is the flagship radio station for the Oakland Athletics.
On January 25, 2010, the station announced that conservative talker Michael Savage would take over the afternoon slot, four months after being let go by KNEW (910 AM).[5] That April, a replay of Savage’s show also began airing in morning drive, owing to his live show being frequently preempted due to live coverage of Athletics games.
Finding the perfect transmitter location for KTRB has been an unusually complicated process. In an effort to put the best signal possible into the Bay Area, KTRB has applied for and held many different construction permits for tower sites and directional facilities. Some were never built and expired, others were built but were sometimes impractical or the signal strength from them was deemed unsatisfactory. The most recent construction permit would have KTRB broadcasting from three different sites each day, one each for daytime hours (non-directional at 50 kW), nighttime hours (50 kW directional), and critical hours (two hours after sunrise and two hours before sunset with 40 kW directional). Its current night pattern site is situated in a remote area directly south of Livermore, three miles away far from any electrical power lines, and must be powered with propane transported by truck directly to the site.
Receivership of Comerica Bank
Following the demise of KMPH on August 31, 2010 due to lack of revenue, KTRB, on September 10, 2010, was taken over by Comerica Bank through receivership of Susan L. Uecker. The station then dismissed their entire staff except for the chief engineer[6] and ceased to carry Michael Savage, but will continue in operation with its sports format for the time being.[7] Athletics radio productions, including pregame and postgame shows, were taken over by the team itself; after the Athletics’ attempt to purchase the station collapsed, the broadcasts were moved to KBWF (95.7 FM, now KGMZ) for the 2011 season (with the Bay Bridge Series exhibition games airing on KFRC (1550 AM, now KZDG).[8]
Switch to ESPN Deportes
On Friday, June 24, 2011, KTRB was LMA’d by Deportes Media and their format changed to Spanish Sports via ESPN Deportes Radio. — with Kevin Barrett at ESPN Deportes Radio

New York NY 322 W. 48th Street Local 802 Musicians Union — 2 great jazz musicians – Kuni Mikami pianist (my neighbor) and Rudy Sheriff Lawless drums at Local 802 Musicians Union Monday Night Jazz Session – Jon Hammond — at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

New York NY 322 W.48th Street Local 802 — Junior Mance the great jazz and blues pianist and educator playing the Local 802 annual Holiday / Christmas Party – Jon Hammond *Glad to hear you’re back in the saddle and back on the gig Junior!

*interviews in 5 parts with Junior and Jon Hammond on Youtube folks:
5 or 5: Pt 5 of 5 Junior Mance jazz pianist extraordinaire on HammondCast KYOU Radio Jon Hammond hosting. Born 1928 Chicago IL, played with Gene Ammons, Cannonball Adderly, Dynah Washington, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Charlie Parker, Lester Young and many others. Currently teaching at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Interview conducted at Cafe Loup New York City where Junior performs regularly and has recorded latest album. — with Junior Mance and Hide Tanaka at Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM

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