Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Tribute to Gordie

The potrait tribute to the late Gordon Kilgore, long-time KDTH newsman, was presented to the National Rivers Hall of Fame (Jerry Enzler accepting) last week as part of KDTH's 65th anniversary celebration.

Its plaque reads: In memory of our friend, Gordon Kilgore from his co- workers at AM 1370 KDTH, 92.9 KAT-FM, 97.3 KGRR and 101.1 WVRE.

Kilgore was a colleague and competitor. From its inception in 1941 until 2000, KDTH was owned by the Telegraph Herald's parent company, Woodward Communications, Inc. Kilgore, who died last month, retired in 1993. Over the years -- especially during the Flood of 1965 -- Kilgore became a lover of and advocate for the Mississippi River.

Congratulations to artist Gary Olsen for the creation and to Paul Hemmer and the rest of the team at Radio Dubuque, current owner of KDTH, for the tribute.

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