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 email@example.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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
John C. Scott, one of Tucson's most durable voices, continues his on the air presence at at 1210 AM.
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)
most recently was GM
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
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 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.
is on KCEE, 690 in Tucson,
12N-3PM Sundays. .
These Famous People Are Connected to Tucson!
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 is a retired English professor and back in Pirtleville, Az,
Dick Nelson (Dave's brother) is a partner in the Larkspur, CA
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).
Below: Recent photo of Chris with his award-winning 1956 VW Beetle.