The History of Idaho Broadcasting
Invites you to RSVP for our Next No-Host Luncheon
Friday February 24, 2017
Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill
415 East Parkcenter Blvd. Boise, Idaho 83706 (208) 429-0011
The 40th Anniversary of the Sign-On of
KUUZ-FM (“KWZ” 96.9 licensed to Nampa)
See & hear Art Gregory’s Special Program on the sign-on of KWZ
which took place on February 22, 1977. Art was “there” and helped
“flip the switch” that turned the Harris “Model FM-20” transmitter on!
KWZ debuted with a 10.1 Share in the 1977 Arbitron. Two years later, in
1979, KUUZ-FM came within 2 points of beating KFXD-AM (8.8 vs. 10.8).
You’ll hear first hand of the trials and tribulations of KUUZ’s first 5 years
(1977-1981), and a little about the later history of the station as KBNY,
then as KFML & KLCI, and the change to the present format as KKGL
“96.9 The Eagle” - which took place almost 20 years ago on July 1, 1997.
· The First Contest Promo voiced by Fred Novak & Art Gregory!
· Other outrageous contests & promos produced by Art at KWZ
· Vintage Air checks from KWZ in 1980 & 1981 “Live Remote!”
· Original Pepper-Tanner Jingles from “KWZ” (these are great)!
· Vintage commercials from the late 1970’s and the early 1980’s!
· Excerpts from KBNY which stood for “Boise Nampa & You!”
Please RSVP for this lunch by email or phone by 2pm Thursday, February 23rd
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