KTKT was the only radio station in Tucson that had full time news professionals gathering and delivering newscasts from morning until night. This was not the "rip and read" style employed by most stations with just disc jockeys delivering whatever they found on the UPI wire.
The KTKT NEWS DEPT. HALL OF FAME
John C. Scott
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The famous KTKT News Closer:
From the Lee Allen Collection, below, promotional ads for the
KTKT news dept. in the early 1970's.
L-R: Gene Adelstein, Joe Bailey, and News Director Lloyd Couch had the best radio news dept. in town.
Read Bonnie Henry's story about Gene in the Arizona Daily Star, May 31, 2009, here.
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From the cover of the February 21 1967 KTKT chart. Pictured in front of the KTKT mobile news unit second from the left is Lloyd Couch. Third from the left is Bob Wagner.
A Look At The KTKT News Dept Over The Years