The early days
KBC was founded in January 1989 and started with audio productions. During that time, KBC received the American Top 40 each week, first hosted by DJ Casey Casem, followed by Shadoe Stevens.
After some editing, this 4 hour American Radio Show was broadcasted on a legal Belgium Radio Station called 'FM 107'.
In some way, the same program could be heard every Saturday afternoon during the Dutch Broadcasts coming from the offshore station 'Radio Caroline', broadcasting from the MV 'Ross Revenge' and at several other land based stations in the Benelux.
The official name of our company is still 'KBC Productions', but today the name 'KBC import / export' is used. In the 70's and 80's, the names 'K-PO' and 'KBC' were used for FM, Shortwave and Mediumwave... Pirate Radio. The illegal broadcasts ended in the late 80's and in 1989, KBC started to sell CB-Products, with the end user as main target. From that moment, KBC delivered to gas stations, shops and wholesales in different countries.
We still broadcast a few hours a week on shortwave with a power of 125kW, mainly to North America. In addition, KBC Radio can be heard 24/7 via DAB+ channel 5A in the Gelderse Vallei and via the internet.
What we do now
KBC registered the trade names ‘HamKing’ and 'K-PO' along with the slogan 'We want what you want'. It is registered internationally and displayed on all K-PO products.
KBC supplies all communication products, from A to Z, to communication users around the globe. Besides CB, HAM, Marine and other communication products, the selling of truck accessories was started as a side business in 1996.
Nowadays KBC represent and distributes many well-known brands exclusively for it’s own and other markets, brands like AnyTone, Astatic, Comet, Danita, Everhardt, Firestik, K-PO, HamKing, hi-do, Himunication, mAT-tuner, Midland, President, RigExpert, RM, Sadelta, Sirio, Stabo, Tecsun, TTI, Wilson, Wouxun, Zetagi and many others.
All KBC employees are enthusiastic communication freaks and have been working in this branch for years. At KBC quality has priority number one!
And with high quality products, KBC is ready for the future!