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Two reporters

Shortly after he was hired, Bob Priddy began his search for two reporters for the new network due to go "on air" January 2, 1975. He selected two young guys, Jeff Smith and Chuck Morris. Smith had worked with all of us at KLIK, but...

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Profitable our first year

Our first full year ended in the black; we earned $34,042 on sales of $200,047. Pretty darn good results. A SEVENTEEN percent return! I can check, but I don't believe we've had that strong a return on sales since.  And Derry predicted that at year's...

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A lesson learned

It was the early seventies. I was seeing customers from coast to coast. One day I called back to the office to get my messages. (before the days of voice-mail). Farm broadcaster Gene Davis answered; so I asked for Verni. "She's quit!" was Gene's response. "Quit? You've...

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Farm broadcasters

A few weeks ago I wrote about Jim Lipsey, who served us 18 years. But before him, Gene Davis helped Derry with the daily broadcasts. Gene--who'd worked for the Missouri Department of Agriculture--was with us less than a year before moving on. To spare Lipsey, we...

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Jim Lipsey

Jim Lipsey was one of our very first employees.  He was a strong sales executive, but we utilized him in so many ways.  He had great pipes (a good voice). So Jim could sell the commercials, then voice them...

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