Thursday, June 07, 2007

KRDO GM retires after 42 years with station

KRDO/Channel 13 general manager Neil Klockziem is retiring in August after 42 years with the television station.

Klockziem, 65, started with KRDO as a director and copywriter in 1965, then worked his way up to become general manager in 1980.

Last year, the Hoth family sold Pikes Peak Broadcasting, including KRDO-TV, a second TV station in Grand Junction and KRDO radio (1240 AM and 105.5 FM) to the News-Press & Gazette Company of St. Joseph, Mo. Klockziem said he wanted to stay through the transition.

“It’s been an incredible place to work with incredible people,” Klockziem said of KRDO. “Really, broadcasting has been my entire life.”

Tim Larson, general manager for the News-Press & Gazette’s TV station in Idaho Falls, was named the new general manager. Larson will start in July.


At 7:45 AM, June 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like what they have done to krdo tv and radio...What a refreshing change to be able to listen to news instead of political talk or music. Any chance of krdo adding more news on the weekends with abc, cnn or fox news national feeds? It would seem to me the fm could make a move to all news 24/7 and the am could keep the weekend and evening sports. It would be nice if krdo would pick up Tom Martino's Denver consumer show and maybe Bruce Williams advice program in the evenings and weekends...


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