East Bay media writer Bill Mann offers some recollections about KFRC, which CBS Radio pulled off the air Sept. 22. He ways that in its heyday, the Top 40 station was powerful and influential but it also had a great news department, launching the careers of many local newsies including Ken Bastida (KPIX) and Vikki Liviakis (KRON). The station also was responsible for starting the national careers of Bay Area music groups such as Journey, Huey Lewis and The News, Greg Kihn and Eddie Money.

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