Invites you to RSVP for our next No-host Luncheon!
Friday May 31, 2019
Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill
415 East Parkcenter Blvd. Boise, Idaho 83706 (208) 429-0011
Former Chief Engineer of KBOI AM & FM
Who worked for KBOI from 1974-2019 and is
retiring in June after 45 years at the same station!
A rare photo of Bill in 2010 as KBOI-FM celebrates 50 Years on the air!
President Art Gregory will trace Bill’s interest in
Broadcasting from West Junior High School, and at
Borah High where he met Foundation Vice President
Frank Aden Jr., and future radio-pro Casey Keating!
Bill was hired in 1974 by KBOI Program Director,
Member Marty Holtman, as an announcer. When
Member Charles Wilson bought KBOI in 1975, Bill
began working with Chief Engineer Milt Daniels and
eventually became KBOI AM & FM’s Chief Engineer!
Charles Wilson was very successful, and was one of the
first broadcasters in Boise to take advantage of an “LMA”
with Nampa’s 96.9 KLCI-FM (“Rock 97), eventually buying
the station at an auction on the courthouse steps! Bill then
had 3 stations to take care of! When “consolidation” was
legal in 1996, Charles Wilson bought KIZN-FM & KZMG-FM
and Bill was now Engineer of four FM stations, plus Idaho’s
only 50,000 watt AM! The next year, KBOI was to celebrate
50 years on air in May 1997, and five months later, Citadel
bought all five of Charles’ stations and took over operation
in late 1997. Bill then worked for Citadel when it was run by
Larry Wilson, and also after it was bought by Forstmann Little.
Charles Wilson & Al Vuylsteke at KBOI’s 50th Birthday in May of 1997
Bill continued working for KBOI in the engineering department
after Cumulus purchased Citadel in late 2011, and has worked at
KBOI for 45 years - longer than anyone except Paul J. Schneider!
Paul J, Chris Walton, and Coach Dan Hawkins
Please join us in honoring a man who is too humble to
to want this celebration, but instead is honored to have
BEEN THERE…DONE THAT…FOR KBOI FOR 45 YEARS!
Please RSVP NOW for this lunch by Email or Phone