Designed and maintained by the students of
Bob Hamilton PD
Before KNJO, Bob was a TV reporter for KHJ TV and was in the streets during the Watts riots. After KNJO, Bob, went on to program KRTH. Bob, is relaxing in Palm Springs
Tom Roe 1964-1967
More on Tom's life is here
Steve Webb 1967-2017
John Wade
Became Ventura County Firefighter,
now retired.
Don Burns 1964
Brian Bernie
Brian joined Bob at KRTH
Jim Marple PD
Engineered Lohman & Barkley at KFI
DJ on KOST Jim is retired & living in Thailand
Karl Geurs PD
Managed the Melody Theater,
in front of KNJO's P.O. Studio;
traded movies with DJ's for
training at KNJO.
Steve Walsh
Nights 67- 68
Tom Benner 69
Sister dated and married Karl Geurs
Tom, is known as Officer Vic, a co-host
on KSFO AM San Francisco.
Bob Walters
Bob did two stints at KNJO
Jerry Connelly d
Jerry passed away on Oct 14 2009
Don Krupicka
Production Engineer/Remote set up
Preston Westmorland
Mike Villani
Harry May
Went on to San Luis Obispo, in 71 to become
Capt Buffoon at KSLY
Russ O'Hara
Bill Thornton
mid 70's
aka Chuck Hunter
Jeff Serr
Doing production for Go Country in LA
Steve Kamer
Doing voiceover in NY
Don Sheer
Don, did play by play with Greg Lefevre,
for the Little League Game of the Week.
Layne Ferrell
Gregory Glaser
Tim Riley
1988-1990, Did mornings at KMDY
John Newton
KGOE, 1974-76; KNJO, 1976-79
Marv Lewis
Doug Eldred
Mike O'Neil Early 70's
Michele Duckett
Actress, Real Estate in Portland OR
Willie Ware
First Black DJ on KNJO
Jay Coffee
Also ended up at KRTH
Jesse Torrero
Harvey Kern 20 years 78-98
Bill Nesbitt 84 & 85
Mike Reineri 86
Monty Von d
aka Frank Lamont Von Eschon
K.M. Richards
Worked at Ventura Counties first TV station
KKOG 16, at the age of 13.
Greg Lefevre
Did two stints at KNJO, was giving girl scouts
a tour of KNJO when bulletin reporting Dr. Martin-
Luther King's assassination came in, went on to CNN.
Mark Storer
Justin Michael
Larry Collins d 2006
Dick Whittington
Bob Richards
92
Bob, rebuilt KNJO after XMTR fire
Worked with Dick Whittington
Eric Schwartz
Wrote comedy for Dick
Bill Smith
Mark Alyn
Ken Jeffries
Sandy Kelley
Paul Mahler
Whitney Allen
Justin Michael
Tom Spence
Jeff Elkins
Maxx Hammer
78-80
Dave Ciniero d PD
Mike Tanner PD
Rich Daniels
Swing announcer Summer 1985
Pete Turpel PD/GM
Owns Phone On Hold
Mark Wheeler
John Vance
Before KNJO, Mark & John did shows
on KDNF, a pirate station in Thousand Oaks.
Mike Matthews
1990-1993 Hosted "Radio Comedy Classics"
from 91 to 92. Now does Mike's Daily Podcast
Johnny Gunn
Jim Keenan
Jazz
First thing the new GM, Carol Hoffine, in
late 1969 did was fire Jim, (he knew it was coming)
Jim, was Lloyd Barron, on his second stint with KNJO.
Jim, was on the air; when the fire started at the Park Oaks studio.
Bob Hughes
Ker Garin
Bruce Vidal d
Paul Mahler
Jon Cowsill
Jeff Elkins was also PD
Lee Marshall d April 26, 2014
Consultant/Equity partner
Ted Marvelle 1971
KBIG 1969-1970, Retired after 15 years
at KFMS Las Vegas
Dennis Aiken
Shawn Alexander
Works for All Access
Bill Smith
KTLA-KTTV
Bob Richards (engineer)
Sal Blydenburgh Uncle Bucky
Sal, was the set decorator for WKRP
Sal, is unit commander for the
Camp White Young Marines in Oregon
Colin Fluxman PD
Ron Shapiro PD
Mike Lewis (News)
Willa Sandmeyer (News)
Ned Skaff (News)
Don Zimring (News)
Suzanne Pajot 12/91-3/93 (News)
Larry King d (Engineer)
Dave Mandelbaum (engineer)
Don Way (Engineer)
Ed Krovitz GM
Steve d & Phyllis Angel (GM's)           
Steve, was GM & Phyllis, was business manager.
Steve, died of leukemia on October 5, 1995 at age 50. Phyllis Cortese is now Exec Director for
Ives Center
Stuart Levy  GM
Bob Jacobsen GM
Ernie Brevick
Catherine Mureau GM
Carol Hoffine GM
Carol, was Ventura County's first lady DJ.
There were relatively few female announcers
anywhere, from '69-'74 when Carol was at KNJO.
Sandy Koufax  ORIGINAL OWNER
Art Hogan OWNER
Ed Feldman OWNER
Ira Barmack d OWNER
After merger with KMDY
Sy Blonder d ORIGINAL OWNER
Irving Schaffner MD d OWNER
Sold KNJO to Alan Fischler for $75,000
Alan Fischler d OWNER
Alan's son owns
Fischler Artist Management/Promotions
Darry & Susan Sragow OWNERS
Darry is a Marxist USC professor
d=deceased
SPECIAL THANKS. TO MIKE O'NEIL, GREG LEFEVRE, AND HARVEY KERN FOR PHOTOS & HELPING ADD NAMES TO THE ALUMNI LIST.
KNJO Thousand Oaks
The Park Oaks Shoppng Center was KNJO's original home, it's now a VONS Super Grocery Store.
AV Times
KNJO'S FIRST TRANSMITTER
WAS A GATES FM1B
KNJO ALUMNI
June-28-2017
Hi Conejo Cottontail at your service
L-R:  Don Zimring, Mike Lewis, Willa Sandmeyer, Harvey Kern, Pete Turpel
Photo Courtesy:Harvey Kern
KNJO FM is now Air 1
Tour Jill FM Studios Here
Production studio in Thousand Oaks; before moving to Orange County
Got updated information?
Greg Lefevre
KNJO is now on Facebook
Bob Hamilton
John Vance Fire Chief
John Vance
Fire Chief
Radio Brandy Broadcast Workshop
Greg Lefevre, in KNJO's new air studio, around Dec 70,
More pictures in the history section.

KNJO's original
Gates FM1B
behind the glass
Sy Blonder at KVFM in 1962
just before he built KNJO
Justin Michael
Whitney Allen
Dave Ciniero
Dave Ciniero
Mike Tanner
Mike Tanner
Tom Spence
Bob Hamilton
Bill Smith
VONS
Russ O'Hara
Bob Hughes
Thousand Oaks was also home to several underground radio stations in the late 70's & 80's. KDNF was on 840AM with 20 watts, and then moved up the dial to 1210 AM on weekends with 40 watts after KGOE, went 24 hours, In April of 1983, KKTO 1200 AM signed on the air weekdays and weekends when KDNF, was off, KKTO FM came on a year later, and operated 24/7 on 99.3 FM, until the move up to 102.3 in 1986.
Note: KGOE, Thousand Oaks was originally issued the call letters KKTO, but changed them to KGOE, prior to sign on in September of 1972.
Did time on KHJ, KIIS FM and KRLA
Now at KAAA Kingman, AZ
Thousand Oaks
THE CONEJO VALLEY'S FIRST RADIO STATION
KNJO Thousand Oaks
Tom Benner
NEW!
KNJO & KGOE
Transmitter site photos in
history section.
Wave Jammers Jet Si Rental
Visit The New And Improved Avila Beach
Tim Riley
In Memory of
Gerald Connelly June 26, 1938 - October 14, 2009
Thanks to Carol Hoffine, for Jerry's obituary here

KKTO FM Tribute
SY Blonder in 1962
AV News Talk for the High Desert
All About Horses
Tom Roe
KNJO IS ON FACEBOOK
Radio Outlaw provides KNJOs's Indy Artist
THE NEW KNJO'S INDEPENDENT ARTISTS PROVIDED BY

Harry May at KSLY
Harry May
Thom Halls/Telegram-Tribune 3-29-1977
KNJO Thousand Oaks
WinAmp Stream
KNJO Thousand Oaks on Winamp Feed
The KNJO Website is here or click on logo
New e-mail host, will make it easier to contact us!
KNJO on Facebook
Article on John Wade in Thousand Oaks Acorn
John Wade
KGOE KMDY Tribute Page
Lee Marshall
KNJO for Tablets
KNJO
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Tablets
Mike Wagner
Winamp windows Media Player Real Player QuickTime

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