Some stayed for a few days, some for weeks, months, or even years. Some came back and left again. Where are they now?  This is page is to let you know. If you know where somebody is, or if you are that somebody, let us know. Send us a photo. We'd all like to know. email us at  colorchannel99@yahoo.com.

For those who have left us and gone to the great top forty station in the sky, we have an In Memoriam section here.
WHERE'D THEY GO?
In Memoriam:
A place to remember those who have left this earthly plane and are now spinning discs for the heavenly hosts.
In Brief....
Dan Gates was on the air more than 50 years, most recently at KGVY in Green Valley. He finally hung up his vocal cords and is retired in Ohio.
Roger Galloway survived a horrible car crash that almost took his life. He is now back on the air for a 9 station chain headquartered in Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Frank Kalil continues as a successful radio/TV station broker operating out of Tucson.
Ray Lindstrom retired to Tucson recently. Forbes Magazine once dubbed him Sultan of Schlock.

                        Jim Arnold, member of the Arizona                                     Broadcaster's Hall of Fame is now the                                 General Manager at KGUN-TV, Channel 9                          in Tucson.
                        (Left)


                     Lou Waters has retired to Oro
Valley near Tucson and is a member of
the city council.   In addition to being a
KTKT jock, he had a successful career as
a news anchor at CNN.  (Right)

Gordon Vann, under the name Bob Allen, continues his long career in Akron, OH and was recently inducted into the Akron Hall of Fame.









Phil Richardson is retired in Oro Valley, near Tucson.
Special letter from Phil.

Jerry Stowe is retired and living in North Carolina. Been married for 55 years.
Buck Herring is married to Annie Herring, famous Christian singer.
Johnny Hyde owns and operates the informational website www.top5s.com.
Lee Allen lives in Tucson and is a free-lance writer.
John Rook sold his Spokane radio stations, now llives in Idaho and is co-founder of the Hit Parade Hall of Fame.
Johnny Williams lives in Hawaii and runs the "where are they now" radio web site 440Satisfaction.
Bobby King (John Driscoll) doing voice overs in LA.
Bob Jones still in Tucson, just retired after a stint at country station KIIM-FM.
John Mack Flanagan Back on the radio doing weekend Beatle shows and voicing for KFRC, San Francisco.

Joe Howe retired in 2000 as
Judge of the Superior Court
in Maricopa County. Photo right
with wife Susan in 2006. He
claims Sedona, AZ and
Verzé, France as his current
homes.




 



                        John C. Scott, one of Tucson's most                                   durable voices, continues his on the air                                presence at at 1210 AM.

                        
                         (John, Left)

Bob Lee, formerly Community Relations Coordinator for Tucson's Belo TV stations; and member of the Arizona Broadcasters Hall , is now retired.(See photo above right)

Roger Collins
(Paul Lancaster)
most recently was GM
at  KZGL-FM, EAGLE 103.7,
in Flagstaff. Now, he's back
in Tucson. (Right)


Frank Casanova owns a large video production
facility in Sacramento.
Ron Wiley, after almost 3 decades of work (?) on the islands is now at KONG on Kauai.
Tom Lang, back out of retirement is PD at KGVY in Green Valley..
Ed Alexander is Operations Manager for Good News Communications, a Southern Arizona broadcast group that includes KVOI 690.
Lew Riggs hosts Healthwise, a half-hour stint on KNST
790 in Tucson.
Jim Swinehart is retired in Tucson. Most recently he was GM at two TV stations in Kansas City.

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Frank Kalil and Ray Lindstrom, 2006.
Frank looks the same, but where'd
Ray's hair go?
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L-R: Roger Galloway, Joe Bailey, Ray Lindstrom, 2005.
Joe passed away in 2010.
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Roger Galloway and the late Don Hinson, 2004
Gene Adelstein
Michael Hunter
Bernie Perlin
Lee Smith
George Wallace
Tom Wallace
Guy Williams (David Moorhead)
Bob Wolfe
Tim Parker (Billy Joe Eason)
Don Hinson
Tom Wallace, Jr.
Joe Bailey
Dick Nelson

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"Lonesome" Joe Howe on his motorcycle with David Lawrence. Two KTKT Alumni from the fabulous 50's.
Photo taken Oct. 25, 2007.
Bob Lee (Center) with fellow AZ Broadcasting Hall of Fame legends, Jack Jacobson (Jack is now deceased)  (L), Larry Schnebly (R).
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Left: KTKT's Gordon Vann, now Bob Allen
in Akron.
Right: Phil and Shirley Richardson on their
59th Anniversary (2007).
Shirley passed away
Mar. 12, 2008. Phil was recently remarried.
KTKT ALUMNI GET TOGETHER
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KTKT Alums recently had coffee together in Tucson...all in red shirts, from left: Jim Arnold, Ray Lindstrom, and Jim Swinehart. In the blue shirt, being interviewed  with the "bottle mike" is Neale Duncan, legendary local ad guy who actually was part of a Junior Achievement project at KTKT in the 1950's.
Legendary Tucson Broadcasters...
Bill Mortimer (Extreme Left), and Burt Schneider.
During his 50 year career, Bill worked as an announcer/newsman at many Tucson radio stations including KTKT in the 1950's.
Burt is currently on the air afternoons at KUAZ radio. He started his on-air career at KTKT-FM while in high school in 1957.
This photo was taken Aug. 21, 2008 in Tucson.
Jim Bednarek
is on KCEE, 690 in Tucson,
12N-3PM Sundays. . 
His website.


These Famous People Are Connected to Tucson!
How? www.TucsonConnected.com
George Scott (George Polka) is retired and living in Vero Beach, FL.  Remember when he had the exclusive death-row interview with serial killer Charles Schmid?

Bobby Rivers is back in Tucson and sells real estate. website.

Tommy Wright went on to work at sister station KRUX in Phoenix, eventually ended up practicing law for many years and after 5 years of retirement is now a Senior Director at University of Phoenix, living in San Diego.

Dave Nelson and Dick Nelson both were DJs at KTKT in the 1960's. Dave is a retired English professor and back in Pirtleville, Az,  Dick passed away in 2012 after a long and successful  career as an Attorney in California.





                                      
Read about the Nelson Brothers HERE
The former Colin Gromatsky, now Kelsang Geden, is a Buddhist monk in Albuquerque. He spent many years as manager of the public radio station at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM.

Dave Griffiths (aka: Dave Griffis) got into pro audio  after an on the air stint in the San Francisco Bay area (The Summer  of Love).  30 plus years mixing front of house and running a medium sized touring company, retired, and now living in Salem, Or.

Chris Borden writes:
"I am now living back in Tucson after a 55 year absence!  I had to leave California for medical reasons: I got sick of it. (Rimshot). 
My website is: bordensite.webs.com/cover and email address is ccborden9@yahoo.com."

Below: Recent photo of Chris with his award-winning 1956 VW Beetle.