The History of Idaho Broadcasting
Invites you to RSVP for our Next No-Host Luncheon
Friday June 30th, 2017
Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill
415 East Parkcenter Blvd. Boise, Idaho 83706 (208) 429-0011
Hear Art Gregory’s Special Program Celebrating
KFAU’s 95th Birthday
(started at Boise High School)
Male & Female Boise High Students at the control board of KFAU in 1922
Art Gregory will present a 40 minute program on the early history of KFAU-AM
The Boise High School station which was first licensed July 18, 1922…95 years ago!
He’ll share never-before-revealed letters and notes from Boise High Chemistry teacher
Harry Redeker that tell the story of KFAU, and how he was forced out of his job
because of pressure put on the School Board by competitors, who apparently did not
like the Boise School Board’s Radio Station competing with their established media!
Early “Trade-out” for Coffee for the students & staff of KFAU
Don’t miss this interesting program that features new, never-before-heard
information about the early history of KFAU-AM, and why it was sold to
C.G. Phillips, husband of Georgia Davidson, becoming KIDO November 5, 1928.
Please RSVP for this lunch by email or phone by 2pm Thursday June 29th
No charge to attend the meeting!
You may purchase lunch off a special menu from Smoky Mountain
Welcome to the
HISTORY OF IDAHO BROADCASTING
This site is currently undergoing extensive renovation. It may be a few
weeks before all the features are fully operational.
Thanks for your patience!
A tip to help you find stuff -- If you aren't sure where to look to find something on this site, you can simply search for it. For example, if you can't remember the present call letters of a station from the past, using the "Search Site" link in the upper right corner of most pages, type what you are looking for and hit <enter> and you will find a list of all the places on this site where that is mentioned. Any keyword can be used. Happy looking !
A request from the webmaster -- If you are reading this, and work for a radio station, I would like you to check the information posted for your station, particularly the "Timeline". In the information I have available, there are gaps where I may have been unable to find all the correct dates and/or changes that have occurred over the past years. If you can provide any new information, or correct any erroneous information, please contact me. If no timeline exists yet for your station, pass along what you know and we can include it on the site.
-- Rockwell Smith
NOTE: Currently many links are faulty. This is part of the renovation. They will be working soon.
I will update this note when most are working again.
To provide as an independent, non partisan organization, a permanent and living repository, for the preservation of the history of radio and television broadcasting within the State of Idaho, from inception, to and including, the present;
To bring to the community at large a broader knowledge of how pioneers in Idaho Broadcasting created enormous impact on the evolution of society;
To stimulate in people of all ages, especially the young, a recognition of the practical and real contributions to our quality of life that radio and television broadcasting has provided, and continues to provide, to the citizens of Idaho.
The History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation, Inc. is an Idaho non-profit corporation incorporated in January of 2004 with the Idaho Secretary of State. Application for Recognition of Exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to be filed for in the immediate future.
Art Gregory is President of the organization, Frank Aden Jr. is Vice President and Secretary, and Rockwell D. Smith is Treasurer. There are no paid employees. The corporation is staffed by volunteers. Funding for the organization will come from donations, membership and sponsorship fees, grants, and through the sale of official History of Idaho Broadcasting Merchandise and Memorabilia. All funds raised will be used to fund the work of the organization.
Peter Robbins, CPA with Corbett & Robbins, LLP is the Corp’s financial advisor.
Randolph E. Farber, Nampa Attorney, is the Corporation’s General Counsel.
Robert L. Shaver, Registered Patent Attorney with the Boise firm Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, is the Corporation’s Copyright Advisor.
History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.
6127 N. Hastings Avenue - Boise, ID 83714
CLICK HERE TO Become a Member