The History of Idaho Broadcasting
(Now a 501 (c) 3 Tax Exempt Charity)
Invites you to RSVP for our Next No-Host Luncheon
Friday May 26, 2017
Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill
415 East Parkcenter Blvd. Boise, Idaho 83706 (208) 429-0011
Hear Art Gregory’s Special Program where he will play
Vern Moore News Clips!
Vern Moore interviewing Actor Robert Taylor
Vern Moore started his Idaho Broadcasting career at KIDO Radio
in 1935, and during the 1960s and 1970s, he was Idaho’s foremost
Radio Newsman. He was also Idaho’s first Television Anchorman
starting on KIDO-TV in July of 1953! During his 42 years at KIDO
Vern probably interviewed virtually every prominent “newsmaker.”
During this 30-45 minute program, we’ll hear dozens of taped
radio news stories that aired on KIDO during the 60’s & 70s!
You’ll hear…the 1966 NBC News Report of the plane crash that killed the brother of Ethel Kennedy
The 1961 NBC Monitor News Clip about the death of Ernest Hemmingway in Sun Valley
Cecil Andrus in 1976 being named Secretary of the Interior by President Jimmy Carter
Coverage of the “Fairyland Parade” and a Robbery at Commercial State Bank & much MORE!!
Vern Moore was Idaho’s FIRST Anchorman on KIDO-TV Channel 7 (now KTVB)
Don’t miss this interesting program that features
Rare Vern Moore Audio News Clips!
Please RSVP for this lunch by email or phone by 2pm Thursday May 25th
No charge to attend the meeting!
You may purchase lunch off a special menu from Smoky Mountain
The History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation, Inc. has received our tax-exempt status as a 501 (c) (3) charity. Our Tax ID number is 57-1236682. That allowed us to join The Idaho Nonprofit Center and participate in “Idaho Gives”the huge state-wide “on-line” fundraiser coming up this Thursday May 4, 2017. More on that in a moment.
It has always been our mission to build a permanent and living repository for the preservation of the history of radio and television broadcasting within the State of Idaho. We now have the opportunity to do that, but need to raise $30,000 for a down payment to purchase the original KFXD Studios at 1024 12th Avenue South in Nampa, built in 1937. See the photos and article below. This building is the real thing folks! The down payment amount also covers the “matching funds” we need to apply for a grant to obtain the remainder of the purchase price.
As reported in the January issue of As the Turntable Turns, Member David Ferdinand has been working with the owner of the building, which we recently toured, and it is wonderful condition. The owner wants to sell it to the Foundation and is willing to carry the papers until we can pay it off. Based on that, and knowing we have a motivated seller, the History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation’s Board of Directors, consisting of myself, Frank Aden Jr., and Rockwell Smith voted to make an offer to purchase the building, assuming we can raise the $30,000 down payment.
Our plan is to not occupy the building immediately, but instead to acquire it as an asset of the Foundation. This will serve two purposes: (a) To preserve a historical radio station and make sure it is not sold to a developer, and (b) To eventually occupy the building as a Museum and Education Center for Idaho Broadcasting.
We realize this is huge undertaking. However, we have studied how other organizations have successfully done this in Chicago and in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we will model our museum after theirs. Plus, now that we are a tax exempt charity, we believe the funds are “out there” to do this, especially though grants and endowments from other Nonprofit Foundations.
But to make this project a become an immediate reality, we need to reach out to our members and others in the public, and ask for private donations to raise the $30.000 down payment.
This building will be MORE than a just MUSEUM of Idaho Broadcasting; it will become the History of Idaho Broadcast Education Center and will help bring to the community a broader knowledge of how pioneers in Idaho Broadcasting created enormous impact on the evolution of society, as well as providing a training facility for future radio and television broadcasters!
Our goal is to CELEBRATE and HONOR you, and other past and present broadcasters from across Idaho. We also wish to include every broadcasting station in the state of Idaho. Our ultimate mission is 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 people of Idaho!
Contributions of any amount are needed, but especially those of $250.00 or greater. If just 60 Foundation members contribute $250.00 or more…and we can get the public to match that amount, we’ll reach our goal! I realize some of you have already donated “extra” funds to help us obtain the 501 (c) (3), and we certainly appreciate that and will apply those contributions towards our final goal. However, if you can further us help us reach this immediate goal, it would be wonderful! Thanks again for all you have done, and continue to do for broadcasting in Idaho.
To make a tax-exempt donation through “Idaho Gives” please click here.
Thank You, Art Gregory, President HIBF
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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