The History of Idaho Broadcasting
Invites you to RSVP for our next no-host Luncheon Meeting
Friday July 29, 2016 - 11:30am-1:30pm at
Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill
415 East Parkcenter Blvd. Boise, Idaho 83706 (208) 429-0011
Pictured above L-R are: Art Gregory, Judy Phillips, and Charlie Phillips
Children of “Uncle Billy” Phillips who worked at KIDO Radio from 1928-1948
See & hear Art Gregory’s One-hour presentation on
1930’s & 1940’s
From KIDO & KGEM Radio!
Earlier this month Art Gregory drove to Salmon, Idaho where Foundation Board Member/Webmaster Rockwell Smith transferred a dozen or so original Radio Station Transcription Records onto tape and digital files. Art has since edited and cleaned up some of the files, and we are ready to play them for you for the first time! These audio segments are amazing, and will take you back almost 80 years to 1937, then to the 1940s, and finally to 1952 and ABC Radio’s promotion of their planned coverage of the 1952 Chicago Presidential Convention…featuring a promo from a young and deep-voiced Paul Harvey. These old records pre-date wire recorders, reel-to reel audio tape, and digital!
Among others, you’ll hear…
Billy Phillips’ famous nightly sign-off on KIDO-AM played from 1937-1942
A KGEM “Live Remote” from 1948 at the Mir Mar Ballroom on Fairview
Vern Moore doing a series of Falk’s Idaho Department Store Commercials
An early Fearless Farris Stinker Gas Station commercial from the 40’s or 50’s
A recording by a KIDO announcer - not for airing - ending with “Oh S**T!”
We’ll also view vintage photos (as possible) while listening to the audio!
Please RSVP for this lunch by email or phone by 2pm Thursday July 28th
No charge to attend the meeting!
You may purchase lunch off the 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
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