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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?
A place to remember those who have left this earthly plane and are now spinning discs for the heavenly hosts.
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 Vail, AZ.
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. In 2015
he was inducted into AZ Broadcaster's Hall of Fame. Jim Arnold, member of the Arizona Broadcaster's Hall of Fame is now the General Manager at KGUN-TV, Channel 9 in Tucson.
Lou Waters has retired to
OroValley 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.
Jim Swinehart is retired in Tucson. Most recently he was GM at two TV stations in Kansas City.
Frank Kalil and Ray Lindstrom, 2006.
Frank looks the same, but where'd
Ray's hair go?
L-R: Roger Galloway, Joe Bailey, Ray Lindstrom, 2005.
Joe passed away in 2010.
Roger Galloway and the late Don Hinson, 2004
Guy Williams (David Moorhead)
Tim Parker (Billy Joe Eason)
Tom Wallace, Jr.
"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).
Left: KTKT's Gordon Vann, now Bob Allen
Right: Phil and Shirley Richardson on their
59th Anniversary (2007).
Shirley passed away
Mar. 12, 2008. Phil was recently remarried.
KTKT ALUMNI GET TOGETHER
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.
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.
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).
Below: Recent photo of Chris with his award-winning 1956 VW Beetle.
OLD KTKTer's GET TOGETHER; CHAT ABOUT GOOD OLD DAYS!
Recently, a group of former KTKT air personalities got together for coffee and talked about the good old days at Tucson's greatest station. L-R: CJ Brown (author and partner in this website), Bob Lee, Ray Lindstrom, and Frank Kalil.