Tuesday, June 16, 2009

KOAA's John Gilbert passes away

Legendary KOAA general manager John Gilbert died on Sunday in Arizona. You can read KOAA's story here.
Gilbert was 81. Gilbert was as well-known locally for his fiery on-air editorials as for his successful leadership of the NBC affiliate. He managed television stations in New York city and was ABC’s vice president of affiliate relations before coming to Colorado Springs. He served as KOAA's general manager from 1977 to 1998, and was named the Colorado Broadcasters Association’s Broadcaster of the Year in 1996.


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