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, June 24, 2022


Smoky Mountain Pizzeria Grill

415 East Parkcenter Blvd.

Boise, Id 83706 (208) 429-0011

Our Program will be a Tribute to
Legendary KTVB News Director

Sal Celeski

Sal Celeski has been hailed as “The Father of Idaho Journalism” “Idaho’s news pioneer” and “The Edward R. Murrow of Idaho.” Although Sal may have shrugged off those compliments – he was a private person that way – in the early ’70s, he helped build KTVB into the #1 TV station in the market, a position it still holds Today!

During the luncheon, we’re expecting to hear from some of Sal’s former KTVB colleagues like Sports Director Larry Maneely, Crime Reporter Roger Simmons, political reporter Bob Cooper, and one of Sal’s close friends for years, who was fortunate enough to be part of Sal’s private “inner circle” former Ada County Coroner & Ada County Commissioner Mike Johnson. They’ll give a behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to work alongside of Sal in the KTVB Channel 7 newsroom, and how, through Sal’s leadership and dedication to providing superb coverage, they broke many exclusive stories, winning many awards over the years. 

Sal also hosted “Viewpoint,” KTVB’s excellent “Meet the Press” style public affairs news program which he helped launch, and we’ll hear about Sal’s final days prior to his death on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at age 87.

We’ll see vintage photos of Sal’s early journalism career in the early ’60s, first, as a photographer for the Idaho Transportation  Department, then at “Newsbeat 7’s” glory days in the 1970s! So join us for this fascinating look at the man who became a legend, an icon, a true leader…and a pioneer…

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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