(Former KFXD Offices & Studios, 1937)
Patty Gregory passed away early Thursday morning, May 27th, after suffering a fatal brain aneurysm the previous evening. Patty was born at Madigan Army Hospital in Tacoma, WA to Thomas W. & Ann Walter. She grew up in a military family and graduated from Capital High School in Olympia, WA in 1977. In December 1980, she met her future husband, Art Gregory, at KUUZ-FM, where he was VP/GM. The two developed a deep bond for one another that lasted over 40 years. They were married in Boise on May 11, 1983 and soon moved to Casper, Wyoming to build & co-own KQLT, a new FM radio station. One month after KQLT signed on, their son Michael was born on Nov 9, 1983. In 1989, the family returned to Boise where Art became General Manager of 103.3 KHEZ-FM. In 1992, Art joined Zamzows Inc. as Director of Corporate Communications & Marketing, where 29 years later, he is still employed. In 1993 Patty had a 2nd child, Isabella Marie, and in 1994, they sold their interest in the Wyoming radio station and used the proceeds to buy a home, where the family has lived since 1995. Patty was always there for her children and for Art. She cared for them 24/7 and did so with a fun sense of humor. The family loved going to the Oregon Coast and did so almost every year, starting in the early 1980’s. When Art bought Cadillac ambulances and joined the Professional Car Society, Patty and the family went with him to International Meets. And when Patty became interested in Nascar, Art and Isabella went with her to race tracks where Patty met her favorite drivers, Jeff Gordon, and Brian Scott. Patty is survived by her parents, Tom and Ann Walter of Boise, a brother Terry, her loving husband of 38 years, Art, two wonderful children, Michael (Lindsay) of Meridian, and Isabella (Ian) of El Paso, TX, 3 grandchildren, 4-year-old Demitri, 3-year-old Ava, and 1-year-old Adelina, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Art’s 91-year old mother Helen, sisters Kathy and Jane, and brother Marty, also loved Patty very much, as did Art’s oldest son, Jeremy (Mickie) of Sacramento, CA, who Patty treated as her son. Patty’s warm smile and sharp sense of humor will be missed by all, as well as her straight-forward personality. You could count on Patty to tell it like it is, and Art relied on her insight & wisdom very much. As a final resting spot, Patty’s ashes will be taken to the Oregon Coast at Agate Beech in Newport, her favorite spot on earth A Celebration of Life will be held at Treasure Valley Full Gospel Fellowship at 1:00 pm on Saturday June 5th at 3838 S Cole Rd in Boise. Everyone is welcome. Patty loved Starbucks Coffee, which will be served at the Celebration, along with light snacks. Memorial Gifts may be sent to the History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation, 6127 N Hastings Ave, Boise, ID 83714, where Patty was one of the original founders in 2004.
Where the past meets the present!
We want to educate people on the vital role FREE
over-the-air broadcasting has ALWAYS played
and continues to play to this day. Especially Now!
This museum will document important history and will remind us of who we are & how far we have come.
…and perhaps show us some ways to make the future better!
Radio and TV continue to do SO MUCH for our State!
Here’s a way to recognize and honor the people who work VERY hard to make radio & TV happen,
24 hours a day, 365 days a year!
Broadcasting is over 100 years old in Idaho. This is important “history” we are preserving
and celebrating; the past, present & future.
Our History & Education Center!
Call the Foundation office:
Text Art at (208) 761-1396
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.