The History of Idaho Broadcasting
Invites you to RSVP for this VERY SPECIAL
no-host Luncheon Tribute & Celebration!
Friday September 30, 2016 - 11:30am-1:30pm at
Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill
415 East Parkcenter Blvd. Boise, Idaho 83706 (208) 429-0011
See & hear KBOI-TV’s Clyn Richard’s video
Tribute to Marty Holtman
And the Early Days of KBOI-TV Channel 2
Pictured above is Marty Holtman at a recent History of Idaho Broadcasting Luncheon
On Thanksgiving Day 1953 KBOI-TV Channel signed on the air as Idaho’s 2nd* Television Station. Eight years later, in 1961, a talented young man named Marty Holtman joined the KBOI staff, and Television and Radio in the Treasure Valley would never be the same! Marty spent 30 years at KBOI, doing his final weather cast on June 28, 1991. Photographer Clyn Richards has now been with Channel 2 for almost 40 years, and spent many of those years working with Marty. In 1988 Marty and Clyn won an Emmy Award for “Marty’s Santa Express” where they took children (who were cancer patients from Mountain States Tumor Institute) to Hawaii. In Clyn’s special Video Tribute to Marty, we will hear from Marty’s fellow KBOI personalities Paul J. Schneider, Larry Chase, and Dan Wilmot who worked with Marty on the air either on KBOI Radio or KBOI-TV during the 1970s. We’ll also learn about the “early days” of KBOI and hear from Marty himself about his favorite memories while working at Channel 2, including playing the role of “Claude Gloom” on a weekly spook-show that aired from 1963-1964, the “fireworks safety tip” he did that ended-up on numerous National TV-Blooper shows, and about the Gooding Farmer who invented “fart-less beans.” Our thanks to KBOI-TV General Manager Robert Truman, Channel 2 News Director Ryan Hawes, and of course Emmy-Award Winning Photographer Clyn Richards for producing this video you will soon see!
Shown below is the KBOI Channel 2 Television News Team from 1970
of which Marty was an important part of, doing the weather, for many years!
Please RSVP for this lunch by email or phone by 2pm Thursday Sept 29th
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
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