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Guide to the KKSF Collection ARS.0068
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Sponsor
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: KKSF Collection
    Dates: 1986-1987
    Collection number: ARS.0068
    Creator: KKSF (Radio station : San Francisco, Calif.).
    Collection size: 5 boxes: Two hundred and twenty-one (221) 5" open reel tapes ; ten (10) 7" open reel tapes ; one (1) 5" open reel tape
    Repository: Archive of Recorded Sound
    Abstract: 232 open reel tapes of radio advertisments played on San Francisco radio in late 1986.
    Language of Material: English


    Open for research; material must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use. Contact the Archive for assistance.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with repository. Publication and reproduction rights reside with the creators or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Head Librarian of the Archive of Recorded Sound.

    Preferred Citation

    KKSF Collection, ARS-0068. Courtesy of the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    This finding aid was produced with generous financial support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

    Scope and Contents

    The KKSF Collection consists of independently produced radio advertisements on open reels from late 1986 (two are from early 1987). Although the collection is named for the donor, KKSF, that station did not begin broadcasting until July of 1987. The ads may have been aired on the Adult Contemporary format station KLOK-FM, KKSF's precursor on the dial, but it is more likely that the commercials were played on classical station KDFC, as both KDFC and KKSF were owned by Brown Broadcasting Company from 1987 to 1993. Also, a few of the tape boxes have KDFC written on them. Most boxes have no station identification. The advertisements are mostly for goods and services such as automobile dealerships, airlines, banks and clothing stores. There are also ads for the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Symphony.


    Tapes are in alphabetical order.

    Indexing Terms

    Radio stations.
    San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)