Invites you to RSVP for our next No-host Luncheon!

Friday March 29, 2019

11:30am-1:30pm at

Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill

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



We’ll honor Roy Dittman

Former General Manager of KIDO & KIDQ-FM

For Sundance Broadcasting from 1979-1985



Roy Dittman was hired by Mike Jorgenson and David Reese

in mid 1979 to be the new General Manager of KIDO-AM and

also of KIDQ-FM, (“Q-104”), which Roy helped sign-on the air

on November 1st, 1979. In addition to being GM, Roy also did

Morning News on KIDO. Prior to that, Roy worked at WBNS in

Columbus, Ohio as News Director where he met Mike in 1976.

He also worked for WING, in Dayton, for 12 years, and started

his broadcast career in 1962 at KKJO-AM St. Joseph, Missouri.

After leaving KIDO in 1985’ Roy bought KBZY-AM in Salem, OR,

which he owned for 34 years. He passed away on February 26th

at age 77, due to complications from cancer and heart disease.

At the meeting on March 29th, we’ll hear excerpts of

three different air-checks that feature Roy’s deep voice!

These newscasts are from October and December 1980,

and January of 1981, when KIDO was playing “Urban

Cowboy” music, and had David Ferdinand hosting the

morning show, along with Mike Jorgenson doing sports!


These air-checks not only showcase how GOOD Roy was,

but will take you back to the early 80’s, the day after John

Lennon was killed, the Iranian hostages, Mount St. Helens

erupting, and Jimmy Carter turning the White House over

to Ronald Reagan! Member David Ferdinand will be there

to offer his insights on working with Roy and Mike, and to

tell some great Roy Dittman stories-don’t miss this lunch!


Please RSVP NOW for this lunch by Email or Phone


Call the Foundation office at (208) 853-7756.

Text Art at (208) 761-1396 or via Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.