A nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating, honoring,
and preserving Idaho’s broadcasting history.

Welcome to our new website!

In case you haven’t heard of us, The History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation, Inc. is a Boise-based non-profit incorporated in January, 2004.

We’re an independent, nonpartisan organization, whose mission is to celebrate, honor, and preserve the history of radio and television broadcasting throughout the state of Idaho.

As you’ll see, our new website encompasses the history of Idaho broadcasting from its early days — from KFAU’s first radio broadcast on the Boise High School campus (KFAU was Idaho’s very first radio station) — all the way to, well, yesterday. 

We invite you to take some time and browse our website…

History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation Laptop
Dee Sarton
Watch interesting interview clips from your favorite radio/TV personalities on our Video Gallery page…
Read fascinating trivia and check out historical pictures on our Photo Gallery page…
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Modern Audio Board
...or, on other pages, learn more about what we do … and the various ways you can help us preserve Idaho’s broadcasting history!

Our Mission

First, we work as an independent, nonpartisan organization for the preservation of the history of radio and television broadcasting within Idaho, from its early days all the way up to — and including — the present.

Secondly, we work to bring to the community a broader knowledge of how pioneers in Idaho broadcasting created enormous impacts on the evolution of our state. 

And lastly, we work 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.

June Luncheon

Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill, 415 East Parkcenter Blvd. Boise, Idaho 83706
The History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation invites you to RSVP for our next no-host Luncheon! (You purchase lunch off the menu if you choose to – there’s no charge to attend meeting)…

Preserving idaho's broadcasting history

Collecting historic memorabilia

We collect and preserve historic broadcasting memorabilia. We have thousands of items -- everything from big radio control boards to program playlists to historical photos to promotional T-shirts--in our storage archives.

Preserving Idaho's broadcasting videos

With the expert help of our video curator, we’re working with several Idaho TV stations to digitize -- and forever preserve -- news reports they shot on film
many years ago.

Sharing our extensive knowledge

We also lend our extensive media knowledge to journalists, students, researchers, and civic and community groups who want to learn more about Idaho’s broadcasting history.

Join us!

Become a member of our History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation, and stay up-to-date with all our upcoming announcements and events. We have lots of history to share!

And watch this website for more fascinating stories, vintage photos, and interesting video interviews — everything that has made the Idaho broadcasting world what it is today!

So bookmark this site as one of your “Favorites” … and check back often!