The History of Idaho Broadcasting

Invites you to RSVP for our next no-host Luncheon Meeting

Friday May 29, 2015 - 11:30am-1:30pm at

Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill

415 East Parkcenter Blvd. Boise, Idaho 83706 (208) 429-0011


Featuring a fun one-hour “Trip” back in time to


1970’s Radio & TV Air-checks!



During 1970s, Foundation Founders Art Gregory and Frank Aden Jr. recorded and saved many audio tapes on both cassette and reel-to-reel of various radio television stations. In fact in February of 1972, Frank Aden and KBOI Engineer Bill Frahm stayed up all night and captured the sign-on and sign-off of EVERY Radio and TV station in Boise Nampa and Caldwell.  We’ll hear some of those excerpts as well as the following crown jewels:


1970 KEST-AM air-check featuring Art Gregory        1970 Sign-Off of KEST and the sign-on of KSPD-AM

1971 KFXD-AM air-check featuring Jerry Rohnert   1971 air-check of KBOI-FM playing rock (Art Gregory)

1971 sign-on of KAID-TV Channel 4 (Dec 31st)           1972 sign-on announcements for KGEM, KATN, KCID…

1972 air-check KEEP Twin Falls w/John Marler        1973 air check KBXL-FM while still at 7,600 watts

1973 air-check KBBK-FM w/Rockwell &Bill Bailey  1973 local commercials from McU Sports, The Bazaar, etc

The February 1, 1974 sign-on on KIVI-Channel 6       1974 Jay Donovan West & Wayne Cornils on KFXD-AM       

1974 KBOI-AM prior to the sale to Charles Wilson   1975 air-check of KFXD-FM’s first day on the air     

1976 air check KIDO’s final days as an AC station   1977 KUUZ (KWZ) contest, jingles, and spots            

1977 KIDO-AM as a rock station w/Casey Keating   1977 KBOI-AM as an AC station owned by Charles Wilson

1978 KSPD as an AC station w/ Marty Holtman        1979 KIDO-AM Mornings w/Mike Jorgenson & Dave Ferdinand

1979 air-check of KFXD-AM with Jerry Rohnert       Various commercials, news clips, & jingles from the 1970s!


Please RSVP for this lunch by email or phone by 2pm Thursday May 28th


Call the Foundation office at (208) 853-7756. Text Art at (208) 761-1396.  EmailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.