This is a tribute website dedicated to Harrisburg's WKBO!
The WKBO studios were located at 31 North Second Street in Harrisburg. Al Dame and his partner Michael Rea bought the station in 1971. WKBO was known at the time as "Happy Day Radio" 1-2-3 Radio KB. This AC format was not successful. The decision was made to go Top 40 against WFEC. A new Program Director, Bob Alexander was brought in from WVAM in Altoona, and The Rock of Harrisburg debuted on St. Valentine's Day, 1972.  The rest is history. This is only the beginning of the story. Join us as we explore WKBO from The Rock of Harrisburg to Music Radio and more.  We now are including information on WKBO The Station On The Go and more information on Radio KB.  WKBO ... The Capitol City's Capital Letters!
R.I.P. Al Dame

Al Dame passed away on Sunday June 5, 2016. Al Dame purchased WKBO in 1971. It was under Al Dame's leaderhip that WKBO became the Rock of Harrisbug and became the market leader it was to be. Al owned many radio stations duing his career. A great leader, owner and a gentleman. Thanks Al.
(photo courtesy of Lisa Harding)
R.I.P. Kevin Fennessy
Former WKBO Program Director Kevin Fennessy passed away in August 2017 after suffering a stroke. Kevin was KBO's pd in 1985. His careeer included stops in Pittsburgh, San Antonio, Rochester, and Buffalo. In addition he owned radio stations and spent many years in Florida. He was 63.
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This site created April 22, 2006 - last updated November 17, 2017
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