The History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation
Invites you to our next public meeting
Friday, December 11, 2009
11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
Smoky Mountain Pizza and Pasta
Located at 415 Parkcenter Blvd. in Boise
The restaurant is located at the former Parkcenter Mall, across from Albertson’s Corporate Offices at the Corner of Parkcenter and Mallard Dr. This is a “no-host” lunch and you can order anything you want right off the menu. The food and service is great!
The Program will be a video on the broadcasting career of Jack Link as well as an update of his current life in Seattle!
Jack Link was born in 1925 and graduated from Boise High School in 1943. In 1947 he started as an announcer at KCID in Caldwell. In 1951 he moved to KIDO where he became Program Director. When KIDO-TV (Channel 7) signed on the air in 1953 Jack become the station’s first Program Director and was soon doing the weather. In 1957 he moved to Seattle as Program Director of KING-AM. In February of 1959 Bill Boeing Jr. bought KIDO-AM and asked Jack to move back to Boise to run the station. Jack took the job and still works for Bill Boeing Jr. 50 years later!
Come see this fascinating video and learn more about this great Idaho broadcaster and help us honor a great man…Jack Link!
We’ll also preview portion of Member Keith Farr’s great new DVD “United Broadcasting - the Golden Pacific Group” which features film footage of former KBOI Radio and TV announcers set to the song “Who Listens to Radio?” by Ella Fitzgerald! Member Keith Farr has offered to help us produce our own DVD on Idaho broadcasting history, so we’d love for you to see a brief preview this DVD and let us know what you think of the idea.
We’ll bring some of our newest photos and acquisitions to so join us for a fun and informative program and help us welcome the holiday season with good food, fellowship, and a fun program!
See You There!