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Herb Henry celebrates 35 years on radio
• On Oakdale’s KCBC 770 AM station
Herb Henry anniversary
Herb Henry, seen here in 2016 holding one of the records he performed on, is now celebrating his 35th year on KCBC which runs his program. - photo by JEFF BENZIGER/ Courier file photo

Ceres resident Herb Henry, native of Oakdale and long-time radio personality in Northern California, is celebrating 35 years on KCBC 770 AM.

A subsidiary of Crawford Broadcasting which has a network of stations across the nation, KCBC reaches out to a great audience with 50,000 watts of power, while streaming at

Pastor Henry, now 77, began promoting gospel concerts in the Modesto area in 1989 and at the same time, went on the air with a weekly program. “Herb Henry Family & Friends” can be heard each Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 pm and again at 10 p.m. to midnight.

Henry’s variety program, featuring Gospel groups and their hit songs of today along with classic groups and Gospel favorites of the past, has listeners from across the nation, including Hawaii.

Henry, a graduate of Oakdale High School and Stanislaus State, retired from pastoring Richland Faith Assembly of God three years ago, after serving the church in Ceres for 35 years. His son, Chris, who pastors Hope Tree Church in Ceres, is co-host with his dad on the radio program. They share a great deal of history about gospel music as well as background and information about the singers, which Herb’s audience appreciate, according to their cards and letters.

More information about the Herb Henry Family and their concerts can be found at