Monday, October 18, 2010


Wow, another great find!  As many of you remember, KTHS was KAAY's predecessor; KTHS was born in 1924 and remained on the air until KAAY, Inc. bought the station in 1962.  A reader by the name of John came forth with a QSL (verification of reception) card just the other day!  It's signed by Bob Hicks, but it doesn't say if he was an engineer there in 1961, when the card was dated.  If memory serves me correctly, wasn't Felix McDonald the Chief Engineer at that time, coming on board with KAAY?

Nonetheless, here is a rare treat for us...thank you for this wonderful piece of history, John!

Memorabilia such as this is always sought by us here on the blog!  If anyone has any more such pieces of radio history, please contact me at my e-mail address below.

Bud S. (


  1. Bob Hicks did the Noon show on KTHV-11 for many years, at least into the 1970s.

    It is likely that reception reports were handled by the KTHS programming department.

    Cecil Suitt was Chief Engineer of KTHV and KTHS for many years and lived at the KTHS transmitter site. Cecil was Chief Engineer at KTHV well into the 1970s. I don't know, but I suspect that Felix took over as Chief Engineer from Cecil.

  2. I have it on good authority that Bob Hicks was the Program Director of KTHS. He later did news and weather at KTHV-11 and later the aforementioned noon show.