Invites you to RSVP for our next No-host Luncheon!
Friday July 26, 2019
Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill
415 East Parkcenter Blvd. Boise, Idaho 83706 (208) 429-0011
50 years in Broadcasting!
Tom Scott at KFXD-AM in the early 1970s awarding a Jukebox full of Beatles Records!
President Art Gregory with Tom doing “color commentary” will
cover Tom’s entire 50-year-career in Radio and TV, which started with
his first broadcast on July 22, 1969 on KFXD-AM from 12:00-2:00 AM!
Tom spent 9 years at KFXD-AM and was there as Music Director
when the station pulled a 26.0 share in the 1973 Arbitron Ratings!
He became Program Director in 1975, and stayed until 1978 when
KFXD still had an 18.6 Share and a cume of over 100,000 listeners!
Tom then went to KIVI-TV as Sports Director from 1978-1981, and
later did sports on Channel 2, KBCI-TV from 1981-1982. He returned
to KFXD Radio from 1983-1984, and started doing color for Paul J on
KBOI-AM from 1985-1986, and color with both Mark Johnson, and
Larry Maneely on KTVB-TV from 1987-1995 on Boise State University
play-by-play football & men’s Basketball broadcasts. Tom was there
for the very first “Sunday Sports Extra” on Channel 7 in 1996, and in
2001, started doing “The Scott Slant” on KTIK “The Ticket” - both of
which he is still doing today! He again did color on Bronco telecasts
from 2005 through 2009. After successful stints at both United Cable
Advertising and KTVB Channel 7 selling airtime, Tom started his own
Ad Agency, Tom Scott Communication Shop, and now buys radio and
TV time, instead of selling it, as well as producing effective radio and
TV commercials for his clients. He’s also a Member of our Foundation!
We’ll have radio air-checks from KFXD…video from his KIVI & KBCI TV days…
Rare BSU footage from his play-by-play days…PLUS LOTS of photos and ads
that feature Tom, Dee Sarton, Mark Johnson, Larry Maneely, and more!
Don’t miss this Celebration of Tom Scott’s
50 Years in Radio & Television!
Please RSVP NOW for this lunch by Email or Phone
Is pleased to announce the purchase of the former
KFXD AM & FM Studios and Office Building
located on 12th Avenue South in Nampa, Idaho!
Thank You to all who have contributed so far!
You ROCK – and so did KFXD!
After all 2017 pledges come in, we will still be short $4,828.08.
However, we were able to obtain temporary-funding to make the down payment.
We are hopeful the remaining funds to reach $25,000.00 will arrive in early 2018.
Built in 1937 at a cost of over $100,000.00, in today’s
dollars, this building would cost almost 2-Million-dollars!
For its time, KFXD was a “state of the art” Radio Studio!
The building utilized the same type of cork for “sound proofing”
that was used by CBS in the KNX Radio studios in Los Angeles!
Here’s what the building looks like today!
Our Plans are to turn it into
The Idaho Broadcasting
History & Education Center
We are starting a Capital Campaign to raise the remaining funds
we need to pay-off the building, and we will need your help!
So as Paul Harvey used to say…
Standby for News!
Welcome to the
HISTORY OF IDAHO BROADCASTING
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-- Rockwell Smith
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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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