Montanavision Media Inc.
Chief Engineer, 1977-1983.
Jensen Broadcasting, Ingstad Broadcasting,
Windpoint 1970 Holding Company, KDXT, Missoula
With help from John Runkel and Rockwell Smith, XT-93 went on the air
in March, 1977. The transmitter was a brand-new CSI T-25-F on Big Sky
Mountain, at the top of Snow Bowl Ski Area.
First billboard campaign for XT-93 in Missoula, 1978.
Original owner and manager of XT-93, Rex King Jensen,
Missoula, 1979. His brother, Jack, was the Sales Manager.
This aged SMC automation system was in use from sign-on
in 1977 until 1979. Near the end of 1978, the station was sold to
Ingstad Broadcasting, who had also bought the license for 1450 AM.
The station manager became Dan Gittings. The staff included most of
the legends of Montana broadcasting: Danny Sollom, Craig Johnson,
Buffalo Bob Borino, Michael Doty, and Bob Church.
Ingstad engineers Les Childers and Bill Spitzer
on the expansive roof of the Town and Country
Shopping Center, putting up a tower for STL and RPU
antennas, January, 1979.
Larry Sem in Production Room, 1979.
In late 1980, the stations were sold to Windpoint 1970 Holding Company,
owned by the S. C. Johnson Family "Johnson Wax." The station manager
became Steve Benedict. Since that time, the stations have been owned
by Sunbrook Communications, Fisher Broadcasting, and Cherry Creek Radio.
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This page updated 14-Mar-2016.