Early KRBA programming included broadcast news, drama, music, and sermons. The station also covered sports, beginning with the Lufkin Panther football in 1938. During World War II, the station employed a number of women to take the place of male employees. By the 1950s and 1960s, new programs included "The Song and Dance Parade," a prelude to rock-n-roll programming, and "Tunes and Tempos," which introduced African-American radio to local audiences; Spanish programming began in the late 1960s with "Sabado Alegres."
Through the years, the station has made a major impact in the area. KRBA-AM has sponsored a number of charitable activities in Lufkin. The station has also served as a launching pad for a number of noted radio and broadcast personalities. Today, under the direction of Yates Media, historic KRBA continues to be directly involved in community and regional events, and continues to serve the public as a viable broadcasting institution into the 21st Century.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 8:55am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 335428 N 3468461|
|Decimal Degrees||31.33896667, -94.72990000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 20.338', W 94° 43.794'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 20' 20.28" N, 94° 43' 47.64" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 153-199 S Angelina St, Lufkin TX 75904, US|
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