KTAO-FM was a free-form radio station in Los Gatos, California, that existed from March, 1969, through June, 1974, and operated at 95.3 FM. The KTAO Aircheck Archives comprise audio collages with instruments played in the studio to be used as taped effects; a "jam" session recorded July 29, 1971; and an interview with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans interviewed in Los Gatos by Geoff Alexander and Don Campau, June 9, 1971, at a residence in Los Gatos, California. In addition, the collection includes images of KTAO operators and musicians in 1974; photographs of the 40th anniversary reunion; original Los Gatos business license (1974); several images of counter-culture posters; letter from Gary R. Dahl to Roger Mann.
History San Jose
.5 linear feet
Performed music, Sounds (Other than music & language), Spoken word, Still image, and Text
Digital audio file (including MP3, WAV, AIFF, etc.), Photographic print, and Text document
Radio interviews and Music
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Relational database and Online catalog record
KTAO is an example of San Francisco Bay Area freeform radio and counterculture experimentation
Playable with proper equipment
More information about KTAO-FM can be found at http://www.afana.org/ktao.htm.