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Radio La Crescenta? Yes indeed, once upon a time La Crescenta had its own commercial broadcasting station KGFH. Local resident, scenic artist, and electromechanical genius Frederick Robinson, assisted by his wife, former opera singer Formosa, started it in 1927 during radio's salad days, later moving it to Glendale. Raised on a farm in Virginia, one of ten children, Robinson was the epitome of the driven man who steadily sought increased prestige through accomplishment until suddenly disaster struck.
Fred Hoeptner's extensive research into the details of Robinson's life has identified the motivations that drove him to venture into radio. He also uncovered the tangled chain of events that led to the ignominious failure of Robinson's dream and how a deceitful automobile dealer very nearly defrauded him of the value of his station.
Regular meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the the Center for Spiritual Living, formerly known as the La Crescenta Church of Religious Science located at the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta.