History of Idaho Broadcasting
Invites you to RSVP for our Next No-Host Luncheon
Friday June 29, 2018
Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill
415 East Parkcenter Blvd. Boise, Idaho 83706 (208) 429-0011
We’ll hear recordings of
Novelty 45 rpm Records
of the 1950’s & 1960’s
You’ll also get a written list
of the Top 100 Novelty Songs!
BYU Boy Missionary hit #17 on the KYME Top 40 in 1966!
Art Gregory hosts this fun & unusual program on Novelty
Records that were played on Idaho radio stations in the
1950’s and the 1960’s! Some were local or regional hits,
such as Lynn Bryson’s “BYU Boy Missionary” which KFXD
would not play! We’ll hear select novelty songs from both
the 1950’s and 60’s including the top Novelty Song of both
decades - Sheb Wooly’s 1958 classic “Purple People Eater”
The #1 Novelty Song of the 1950s’s & 1960’s
We’ll also hear some “rare” novelty songs that made the
List like Senator Bobby’s “Wild Thing” and Stan Freburg’s
“That’s My Boy” and “Tele-Vee-Shun” both of which are
perhaps more relevant today than when they were recorded
in the early 1950’s! Everyone who attends will receive a free
list of the top 100 Novelty Songs from the 1950s & 1960s!
KYME played “Senator Bobby” in February of 1967
We’ll also have some KIDO, KYME, and KFXD Music Charts
that show some of these songs on the Boise Top-40 Charts!
Bring any old records or record charts you wish to share!
Please RSVP for this lunch by Email or
Phone by 2:00 pm Thursday May 28th
No charge to attend the meeting!
You may purchase lunch off a special menu from Smoky Mountain
Is pleased to announce the purchase of the former
KFXD AM & FM Studios and Office Building
located on 12th Avenue South in Nampa, Idaho!
Thank You to all who have contributed so far!
You ROCK – and so did KFXD!
After all 2017 pledges come in, we will still be short $4,828.08.
However, we were able to obtain temporary-funding to make the down payment.
We are hopeful the remaining funds to reach $25,000.00 will arrive in early 2018.
Built in 1937 at a cost of over $100,000.00, in today’s
dollars, this building would cost almost 2-Million-dollars!
For its time, KFXD was a “state of the art” Radio Studio!
The building utilized the same type of cork for “sound proofing”
that was used by CBS in the KNX Radio studios in Los Angeles!
Here’s what the building looks like today!
Our Plans are to turn it into
The Idaho Broadcasting
History & Education Center
We are starting a Capital Campaign to raise the remaining funds
we need to pay-off the building, and we will need your help!
So as Paul Harvey used to say…
Standby for News!
Welcome to the
HISTORY OF IDAHO BROADCASTING
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-- Rockwell Smith
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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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