The Idaho Broadcasting

History & Education Center

1024 – 12th Ave. S., Nampa, Idaho
(Former KFXD Offices & Studios, 1937)

Invites you to RSVP for our Next No-Host Luncheon!

(Purchase lunch from menu if you choose – No Charge to attend)

Friday, July 29, 2022


Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill

415 East Parkcenter Blvd.

Boise, Id 83706 (208) 429-0011

The History of
Television Technology
as told by

Aldis Garsvo

Did you know that the first television celebrity
was Felix the Cat?

Felix was chosen because he could stand still under intense hot lights while being televised by a machine known as mechanical television. 

At July’s meeting Aldis Garsvo will present the History of Television Technology.  The notion of transmitting moving images first appeared during the 1840s. The first actual television set did not appear until the late 1920’s.

That all changed when local hero Philo T. Farnsworth changed the whole direction of televising images by inventing electronic television. Philo, with pure genius and focused-determination set the foundation, by which all modern television is built upon today.

Join us as we hit the “Rewind” button on television history of moving images!

Channel 7 (now KTVB) signed on July 12, 1953

We’ll be in the Aspen Room that seats 49 people.


Please RSVP NOW for this lunch by Email or Phone

Call the Foundation office

(208) 853-7756

Text Art Gregory at (208) 761-1396

or via Email

Our Mission:

To provide as an independent, non partisan organization, a permanent and living repository, for the preservation of the history of radio and television broadcasting within the State of Idaho, from inception, to and including, the present;

To bring to the community at large a broader knowledge of how pioneers in Idaho Broadcasting created enormous impact on the evolution of society; 

To stimulate in people of all ages, especially the young, a recognition of the practical and real contributions to our quality of life that radio and television broadcasting has provided, and continues to provide, to the citizens of Idaho.

Organizational Structure:

The History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation, Inc. is an Idaho non-profit corporation incorporated in January of 2004 with the Idaho Secretary of State. We were granted 502 (c) (3) Tax Exempt Status by the IRS as of Jan 1, 2017. 

Art Gregory is President of the organization, Frank Aden Jr. is Vice President and Secretary, and Rockwell D. Smith is Treasurer.  There are no paid employees. The corporation is staffed by volunteers. Funding for the organization will come from donations, membership and sponsorship fees, grants, and through the sale of official History of Idaho Broadcasting Merchandise and Memorabilia. All funds raised will be used to fund the work of the organization.


Peter Robbins, CPA with Corbett & Robbins, LLP is the Corp’s financial advisor.

 Randolph E. Farber, Nampa Attorney, is the Corporation’s General Counsel.
Robert L. Shaver, Registered Patent Attorney with the Boise firm Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, is the Corporation’s Copyright Advisor.

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