The History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation
invites you to attend a special no-host luncheon
Friday October 26, 2012
From 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Smoky Mountain Pizza & Pasta
415 E. Parkcenter Blvd.
(at the corner of Parkcenter & Mallard Dr.)
You may order off the menu – prices are reasonable.
The program will be a special “Launch Luncheon” for Art Gregory’s new book
KIDO-Boise’s First Radio Station
The book Releases on Monday October 22nd
Our Special Program will include a live “panel discussion” by former KIDO employees who are featured in the book!
Vintage photos will shown, and historic KIDO audio-clips will be played! A limited number of signed books will be
for sale at $21.99 each, with a larger portion of the profits going to The History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation.
BUY YOUR BOOK FROM US AND HELP THE FOUNDATION!
See you there!
Here is information about the book, including the back panel and a PDF of the cover!
Boise’s First Radio Station
The origins of KIDO date back to 1920 and the experimental radio
station 7YA at Boise High School. In 1922, chemistry teacher
Harry Redeker was granted a limited-commercial license and the call
letters KFAU. Redeker left the school in 1928, and that fall, the Boise
Independent School District sold KFAU to Frank L. Hill and C.G.
Phillips, who changed the station’s call letters to KIDO. Over the next
30 years, “Kiddo” Phillips and his wife, Georgia, achieved many “firsts”
in Idaho broadcasting, including securing NBC as the state’s first
network affiliation. In 1942, Curt G. Phillips suddenly passed away.
Georgia remarried and became Georgia Davidson, going on to build
KIDO-FM and KIDO-TV, which were both among the first in the
state. In 1959, she sold KIDO Radio to William E. Boeing Jr. of Seattle,
who owned KIDO for the next 17 years. It is this period of KIDO’s rich
history, from 1920 to 1976, that this book will cover.
Art Gregory of Boise has had a lifelong love of broadcasting and was
working at KIDO in 1976 as an announcer when the station was sold.
Art’s career in broadcasting includes everything from announcing to
ownership. He is the founder and president of The History of Idaho
Broadcasting Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization with members
spanning the state of Idaho and the entire nation.
The Images of America series celebrates the history of
neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival
photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past
that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud
to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history
available to all.
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Issue #25 of our Newsletter As the Turntable Turns has been mailed out, some of you received it Friday or Saturday. Hopefully you’ll receive it Monday. Thanks for your patience!
The KIDO book is 128 pages and looks great and officially releases October 22nd. I ordered some books and they have arrived! So, we’re offering you the chance to buy it from the Foundation for $21.99, shipped anywhere in the United States, for an additional $2.75 mailing cost. Plus, if you buy the book from us, we make a much larger share of the profits than if you buy it on Amazon.com or from one of the major book stores. As you may know, I am splitting my modest author’s royalties 50/50 with the Foundation. The Publisher allows me to buy books at a deep discount and sell them as a fundraiser, so if you want one, let me know. Make checks payable to The History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation. I’ll ship it to you for an extra $2.75, or if you live in Boise you can pick it up locally at the luncheon or someplace else. Mail checks to: Art Gregory, 6127 N. Hastings Ave, Boise, ID 83714.
Thank you all for your wonderful help and encouragement with the Foundation and in the writing and producing of this book. It is milestone for KIDO and our Foundation. I will also be doing a “book-signing” at the Hastings Book Store on Fairview in Boise Sunday October 28th from 1:00-4:00 P.M. Hopefully, Deacon-Dell Chapman will join me there and will sign books too. If you’re featured in the book, you’re also welcome to join us, so simply stop by and say hi.
History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.