The Idaho Broadcasting

History & Education Center

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

You are invited to RSVP
for our next No-Host Luncheon!

Friday November 19, 2021

11:30am-1:30pm at

Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill

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

Featuring Johnny Mac

Former KBBK General Manager
With Foundation President Art Gregory

In telling the fascinating 1968-1998 “Seven Studios” story of 92.3 FM (aka KBBK, KIYS, and now KIZN)

Pictured above L-R top to bottom are: the KBBK Studios in 1978,  The “Magic 92” air-staff
consisting of Scott Murphy, Jeff Allen, Bon Anthony, Larry Lomax, and John O’Brien, and
March 1984 Format Change & Ribbon-Cutting by Les Sarnoff (formerly of KINK Portland)

We’ll hear about and see pictures of

  • The original KBBK studios – built in 1968 at 9400 Fairview Ave.
  • The former church building on Meridian Road from 1980-1984
  • The Vista Ave. studios from 1985 to 1989 (few photos exist)
  • The 4th and Idaho St. studios from the late 80’s thru 1992
  • The return to 9400 Fairview Ave. from 1992 until 1996
  • The move to Potomac St. by the Mall with KZMG
  • The move to 15th and Bannock St. with Citadel

Member Steve Bertel will take us on an “inside photo tour”

of what the former KBBK Meridian studio looks like today!

We’ll also hear air-checks from the various eras of 92.3 as KBBK-FM, “Magic 92” –  KIYS – and as 92.3 KIZN.
 If you worked at 92.3, you are invited to this luncheon to share your photos & memories of 92.3 FM in Boise!

Please RSVP NOW for this lunch by Email or Phone.

We’re in the bigger Aspen Room which holds 49 people!

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

Text Art 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. Application for Recognition of Exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to be filed for in the immediate future.

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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