(Webmaster's note: Photos and Audio have not yet been posted for this meeting.)

 

The February 2015 meeting of the History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation was held on Friday February 27th at Smoky Mountain Pizza & Pasta on Parkcenter Blvd. in East Boise.

The occasion was to introduce the Idaho Band A& R which stands for Archives and Repository and will serve as a place where

Foundation Members attending included President Art Gregory; Andy and Linda Enrico; Tom Scott; Al Hale; Marty Holtman; Mark Broz, sales manager for Member station KKOO-FM, Jon Adamson; Katlin Cauffman; Bill Sargent, and new member Mike Wallace, who is chairing our new “Idaho Band Archives and Repository.”

 Guests attending included David Ferdinand, former KFXD News Director, Announcer, and Account Executive, as well as KIDO-AM morning man, who again introduced guests for the meeting. Thanks again David. Other guests attending included; Rick Tietsort; Kathleen Tietsort; musicians Bud Gudmudson and Ken Harris from the band called the Hoochie Koochie Men; Anne Sargent (Bill’s wife), and Kip Guth (former owner of KCIX-FM and KSGR/KANR-AM in Boise.

Special thanks again to Rick and Kathleen Tietsort. Rick made an announcement to the group about his new organization called “Friends of Don” which was formed to help Don with his medical, legal, and basic living expenses. Rick said the first goal is to help Don find and hire a lawyer who will take on his case. A brief discussion took place and you can contact us here at this website at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and we will forward your message on to Rick Tietsort.

After going around the room and getting everyone’s story (which you can hear on Segment #1 of the meeting audio), Dave turned the microphone over to Art and Mike Wallace who started the feature program on the “Idaho Band Archives and Repository.” Art introduced Mike Wallace who is with Gerry & the Dreambenders. Art also showed photos of Strawberry Glen, the rock band Art was in from 1972-1973.

Mike then covered the local band photos and featured the following bands:

Art also passed around some “promo” copies of 45’s by the Kinks “All Day and All the Night”, “My heart Tells Me to Believe” by the Womenfolk on RCA, and ”The Disadvantages of You” by The Brass Ring on Dunhill Records.

The meeting continued showing the following photos:

Mike Wallace then explained the concept behind The Idaho Band A&R (Archives and Repository), and the needs of the project, and asked for any material that anyone has. Please send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The door prize drawing courtesy Member Katlin Cauffman of Cumulus Broadcasting was then held and guest Kathy Teitsort won a $50.00 Gift Certificate to Lock Stock and Barrel, and Member Marty Holtman won $40 to “Which-Wich” in the Village Shopping Center in Meridian.

Everyone gave Cumulus Media and Katlin Cauffman a big round of applause, and the meeting was adjourned at 1:30 pm. by Art Gregory.