Chester Smith (4)

Not to be conducted with Chester Smith

Born 29 March 1930, at Durant, Okla. Family moved to migrant camp in Tranquility, Calif., in 1935.

Began performing at KMJ Radio (Fresno, Calif.) at age 9. At age 12, family moved to Modesto, Calif., where he performed regularly at KTRB Radio. Later performed on KFRE-TV (Fresno, Calif.) and KCRA-TV (Sacramento, Calif.) in 1957. Disc jockey on KTRB (Modesto, Calif.) in 1959. Launched KLOC Radio (920 AM) in Ceres/Modesto, Calif., in 1963, which led to his subsequent ownership of several television stations in the western United States. Through his TV stations, he became a founder of the Univision network. Chester Smith died on August 8, 2008, at the age of 78.


Chester Smith (4) Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

Chester Smith* You Gotta Move (Single) Decca US 1958 Sell This Version


LP 8102 Chester Smith (4) The Dynamic Hillbilly(LP, Comp) Castle (3) LP 8102 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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