The History of Idaho Broadcasting
Invites you to RSVP for our Next No-Host Luncheon
Friday November 17, 2017
Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill
415 East Parkcenter Blvd. Boise, Idaho 83706 (208) 429-0011
Members Norm & Paula Gunning
tell the true story of their 54 years of
ADVENTURES IN BROADCASTING!
Norm Gunning in 1963 at 10-watt KGBL-FM at Idaho State University in Pocatello
The True Story of a Farm Boy from Kuna…and
a City Girl from Pocatello and their 50-year-trip
from small-town-radio to Big City Television…
and then back to small town radio!
Norm Gunning in 1972 at the Anchor Desk of KBOI-TV Channel 2 in Boise
Paula and Norm Gunning will tell “how it all began” at a 10-watt FM station in Pocatello.
A detour to Vietnam was followed by stops at KBOI in Boise, KOIN in Portland & KIRO in
Seattle where Norm was Assignment Manager and Paula was editor of a weekly newspaper.
Next, was Weiser, where they jumped head-first into small town radio
As the owners and operators of KWEI AM and the new KWEI-FM !
They then moved back to Portland, where Paula was Credit/Collections Manager for several
radio stations owned by CBS and Norm was Assignment Manager at KATU for 11 years!
After that, Norm did Radio News at two of Portland's largest AM stations KXL and KEX.
Then finally, it was back to KATU for another seven years until they both retired in 2009.
But wait there’s more! Norm then did part-time radio news at KPAM-AM for 6 yrs before
moving from Portland to Meridian in 2016, where Norm now volunteers at KBSU-FM!
Don’t miss this fun Program by
Members Norm & Paula Gunning!
Please RSVP for this lunch by email or phone by 2pm Thursday Nov 16th
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
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