Invites you to RSVP for our next No-host Luncheon!


Friday June 28, 2019


11:30am-1:30pm at


Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill

415 East Parkcenter Blvd. Boise, Idaho 83706 (208) 429-0011


We’ll celebrate the July 12, 1953 Sign-On of




Channel 7

Channel 7’s Studios, Transmitter, and 300 foot tower on Crestline Drive


President Art Gregory will trace Channel 7’s history back to 1952

when they filed their application with the FCC, their actual sign-on

66 years ago on July 12, 1953, their co-ownership with KIDO Radio

until February 1, 1959 when they changed their call letters to KTVB,

and added a satellite station in the 1960’s, KTVR La Grande Oregon.

Harold W. Toedtemeier and Vern Moore tune-up the new 10 KW Transmitter


Art will also cover some of KTVB’s early history in the 1960’s and 1970’s,

including when the new Fairview studios were built in 1971, and when

the station celebrated 25 years on the air in 1978! We’ll also cover when

KTVB was sold to King Broadcasting in 1980, and the subsequent sale(s)

to Providence Journal, Belo, and then to Gannett now known as TEGNA.

Larry Maneely, Susan Eby, and Larry Taylor on the KTVB news set



Don’t miss this great tribute to KIDO-TV and KTVB!


Please RSVP NOW for this lunch by Email or Phone


Call the Foundation office at (208) 853-7756.

Text Art at (208) 761-1396 or via Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.