Also check out The Lowell Thomas Awardhonoring broadcasters with Colorado roots who've achieved success at the national level.
The recipient is Jon Scott. Reynolds Mick Schafbuch. Pam Daale was born and raised in Iowa. When she was years old she became a paraplegic after a horse-riding accident.
She ed 7 News six years later as morning weather anchor then was promoted to chief meteorologist, working the weekday evening newscasts. After the birth of her daughter in she wanted to spend more timewithhertwoyoungchildrenandbecame the weekend meteorologist. Pam spoke frequently to groups about her faith and her disability. She participated in the activities of many nonprofit organizations. She announced in she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, and while fighting the disease she continued on-air and worked to educate the audience via news features and sharing her diary.
She died in April We are all better off for knowing her.
Danny Davis was born in Idaho and raised by a single mom. He attended Brigham Young University and played baseball. His warm, upbeat delivery was a fixture in Denver into the s, on a multitude of Top 40 and adult formatted stations.
He was a strong voice for many charitable events and actively promoted station softball and baseball teams that supported various charities. During three years at KIMN, he moved from nights to evenings to mid-days and took on production, imaging and promotion responsibilities. From to he was girle at KHOW on- air and behind the scenes serving as music director and production director.
He left Colorado for a few years to work in Portland, but returned in as morning host on KRZN, becoming Program Director before leaving the station in He still can be heard on the air doing traffic, and makes regular personal appearances. At Channel 9, he rose from executive to general sales manager.
It was his idea to lengthen the 10pm news to 35 minutes to add more commercial time, and to follow the news with syndicated comedies ednver airing the late-night network programming When they bought KARE 11 in Minneapolis inGannett Broadcasting sent him there as President and General Manager. In his six years there, he took the station to one. It was under his leadership that the station moved to their Speer Blvd studios. He retired in after 44 years continuous years in broadcasting. He was a member of the International Mensa Society and an avid golfer, fisherman and reader.
He was also a committed supporter for many community organizations. He died in at 75, shortly before being recognized by the Colorado Broadcasters Association with the Harry W.
Hoth Public Service Award. Max Goldberg led a fascinating life, starting as a street corner paper boy and becoming a writer of over columns giros the Denver Post and publisher of the Intermountain Jewish News. In he started an ad agency which specialized in public relations and political campaigns including that of future Senator Ed Johnson. And, at the dawn of TV in Colorado, he was a leader.
Late that year, they applied for a broadcast and Goldberg convinced prominent businessmen to invest in the new endeavor.
He also worked with a friend, U. Senator Ed Johnson from Colorado, to speed up the application process. He was one of the first personalities on Denver television as host ggirls On the Spot, finding the sponsors, booking the guests and writing the questions. The lists of guests included politicians, justices, journalists, comedians, actors, famous sports figures and the infamous. Good night. In Ed entered television, doing noon weather reports on Channel 7.
Veteran weatherman Warren Chandler loaned him a stack of books about the weather, helping prepare Ed for his future career. He was on Channel 4 for an incredible 32 years. His TV career spanned 42 years— longer that any on-air dwnver in Denver broadcast television history. Ed gifls generous with his time, hosting 60 or more charity events a year. But quickly he would be the news face of Channel He even was Assistant General Manager at one time.
He was widely regarded as the dean of broadcast journalism in Southern Colorado.
When he retired, Kennedy was the longest running anchor at any television station in the country. Ten years after his retirement, in a Gazette Telegraph poll, Colorado Springs residents voted him the best local broadcaster of the century. A devout family man, he would go home every night between the and 10pm girrls to have dinner with family.
Ploish was Colorado Broadcaster of the Year. Hal Kennedy died in at InCharley Martin was looking for work in radio in California. He was originally hired to weekends, then moving to 9 to Midnight. Hal Moore surprised everyone when he suggested the night guy, Charley Martin marketing lore was that Barnwell chose her new partner. For the next 24 years, Charley was a key player on KHOW morning shows, having top ratings with three different partners. He brought fenver comedy to the pairings, with his partners often being the straight guy or gal.
He moved to Arizona with his late wife Karla Wompler, whom he married in Charley Martin died in Francisco V. Sanchez was born in Guadalajara Mexico in Sanchez and his wife were famous entertainers in Dejver, and he was a promoter of shows and orchestras.
He was able to speak to an audience not being served by other radio programs and knew there was a larger audience. It is believed to be the first Spanish language station owned by a Hispanic. Ironically, the station programmed several hours a week of non-Spanish-language programming including shows in German and English.
Sanchez bought and operated several theaters in the city and promoted shows denvsr Duke Ellington and Count Basie. He was very involved in community issues gifls one year helped over community members gain their citizenship. The organization would help with low-income housing and other issues. He was elected to the state house of representatives in and served one term. Sanchez owned and operated KFSC for 16 years before his death due to cancer in He was Paco Sanchez Park at Knox Court and 13th honors his work in the community.
During his service as an air wing briefing officer, delivering information to combat crews, he became interested in TV production. Inout of the military, he enrolled at the University of Denver on the G. Everywhere he applied, he was told he needed more experience. To get that experience he formed a video production firm with a friend from the Navy, creating corporate videos. Simmons finally had enough experience! When that changed, much of the production staff was let go and Simmons remained with more responsibility.
He developed a new historical weekly series Rocky Mountain Legacy. His final documentary Jewel of the Rockies- The U. He retired from the Navy Reserve as a Captain with 30 years of service. Minneapolis native Arch Andrews began his broadcasting career after serving with the Marines in dnver Korean War.
It was the longest running program on Denver television. In addition to broadcasting, he was a Screen Actors Guild member who appeared in commercials, movies and television shows and narrated almost 20 nature films. Tom Baer came to photojournalism after serving in the Navy as an underwater photographer. He also shot for KLZ Channel 7 in the late 60s and early 70s.
His coverage of a plane crash near Steamboat Springs on December 4, is particularly noteworthy.
Baer took his camera to the crash site overnight via snowcat and shot in chest deep snow with windchills of minus 60 degrees keeping the camera warm and dry before returning to base with rescuers to ddnver and edit the film for the 5PM Newscast. Dennis Constantine worked in radio in his native Maryland and in Miami before coming to Denver.
His skill as a program director and executive over 17 years built KBCO from a low-power Boulder station to the 1 denverr in the Denver market with unique mix of music and personalities attuned to the Colorado audience. He currently lives in Northern Arizona where he continues to work with a locally owned group of radio stations. Kinney moved to Denver inas a newsman on radio and television for KLZ for five years.
The weekly panel program featured Kinney interviewing reporters about current local news topics. The program ran for nearly gils years and featured over print journalists during glrls run. He retired in July, after refusing to change the fact-based news show to an opinion program. Excerpt of a typical State of Colorado program. Few personified the spontaneous nature of early live polksh more than Dick Lewis. Dick Lewis passed away in at the age of Akers and 9News gave him the freedom to pursue stories that often took weeks or months to complete but exposed criminal activities, fraud, scams and public corruption.
A documentary on illegal wiretapping took over 4 years to produce and received numerous honors.