In our ongoing effort to visually preserve Idaho’s fascinating radio and television past,
we at the History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation have thus far conducted more than 75 video interviews
with media legends and personalities throughout the state —
who have generously shared with us anecdotal insights into their careers.
Here are clips from some of those interviews.
Dee Sarton
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Dee Sarton

Former KTVB-TV, Channel 7 anchor/reporter/program host DEE SARTON talks about what it was like starting out as a young reporter in Boise back in the late ’70s, and working with legendary Channel 7 news director Sal Celeski.

(photos courtesy: KTVB News Group)

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Marcia Franklin

Idaho Public Television producer/Dialogue host MARCIA FRANKLIN talks about some of her most memorable Sun Valley Writers’ Conference interviews, especially her 2016 sit-down with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, creators of HBO’s epic Game of Thrones series.

(photos courtesy: Idaho Public Television)

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Don Nelson

KIVI-TV, Channel 6 anchor/reporter DON NELSON explains how Brink Chipman, who did three stints as the station’s news director (1980-83; 1991-93; and 1996-97), came up with the now-legendary “6 On Your Side” consumer watchdog branding.

(photos courtesy: KIVI, Channel 6)

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Kevin Miller

KIDO radio talk show host KEVIN MILLER tells us how “Miller’s Mission,” his annual on-air fundraising effort to help support the Boise Rescue Mission, came about. 

(photos courtesy: Boise Rescue Mission)

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Marty Holtman

The late MARTY HOLTMAN, KBOI radio deejay and KBOI-TV/KBCI-TV, Channel 2 weatherman/feature reporter, reminisces about his days — and nights — as late-night horror-movie-show host “Claude Gloom.” “Claude” hosted the hugely popular show entitled The Unknown, sponsored by Capital Volkswagen of Boise, which showed a different horror movie every week — movies like House of Dracula, The Bride of Frankenstein, Invaders from Mars, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (the 1958 version), and on and on — each interspersed with live, locally-produced “Claude Gloom” video segments. The program aired every Thursday from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., and ran from March, 1963 to the end of 1964. (documentary segments courtesy: KBOI,
Channel 2)