Retro Radio Dial: Idaho 1963

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540 KBRV Soda Springs JC Wallentine
580 KFXD Nampa Fletcher-Mitchell Corporation
590 KID Idaho Falls Idaho Broadcasting Corporation
620 KWAL Wallace Metals Broadcasting Company
630 KIDO Boise Mesabi Western Corporation
690 KBLI Blackfoot KBLI Inc
740 KYME Boise Keith E & Ellen D Patterson
790 KEST Boise Boise Broadcasting Associates
900 KTEE Idaho Falls Benay Corporation
910 KBGN Caldwell Christian Broadcasting Company of Idaho
930 KSEI Pocatello Pioneer Broadcasters Corporation
950 KBOI Boise Boise Valley Broadcasters Inc
  KLER Grofino Clearwater Broadcasting Company
960 KSRA Salmon Salmon River Radio & TV Company
970 KAYT Rupert Inland Broadcast Company
980 KUPI Idaho Falls KUPI Inc
1010 KATN Boise Treasure Valley Broadcasting Company
1140 KGEM Boise Gem State Broadcasting Corporation
1200 KWEI Weiser Oxbow Broadcast Company
1230 KBAR Barley Mini-Cassia Broadcasting Inc
  KORT Grangeville Kebco
  KRXK Rexburg Snake River Radio & TV Company
1240 KFLI Mountain Home North West Broadcasters Inc
  KVNI Coeur D’Alene North Idaho Broadcasting Company
  KWIK Pocatello KWIK Broadcasting Company
1260 KIFI Idaho Falls Eastern Idaho Broadcasting & TV Company
1270 KTFI Twin Falls Radio Broadcasting Corporation
1290 KSNN Pocatello Pocatello Broadcasting Company
1300 KOZE Lewiston Lewis Clark Broadcasting Company
1310 KLIX Twin Falls Regional Broadcasting Corporation
1340 KAIN Nampa KAIN Inc
  KPST Preston Voice of the Rockies Inc
  KSKI Sun Valley Radio Sun Valley Inc
1350 KRLC Lewiston KRLC Inc
1400 KART Jerome K Clark
  KRPL Moscow KRPL Inc
  KSPT Sandpoint Bauer County Broadcasting Company
1450 KEEP Twin Falls Radio Sales Corporation
  KEOK Payette Treasure Valley Broadcasters Inc
1490 KCID Caldwell Caldwell Broadcasting Company
88.7KBGL Pocatello Department of Journalism, Idaho State University
91.7KUID Moscow University of Idaho
94.1KBGN-FM Caldwell Christian Broadcasting Company of Idaho
96.7KOZE-FM Lewiston Lewis Clark Broadcasting Company
97.9KBOI-FM Boise Boise Valley Broadcasters Inc

Idaho Connections

Radio data extracted from Broadcasting Yearbook 1964 supplied courtesy of David Gleason at

Total Stations: 45  
AM: 40 89%
FM: 5 11%

It Happened in Idaho in 1963

USA Population 185.738 million
Idaho Population 0.695 million [est]
Idaho as percentage of all USA 0.4%
Governor Robert E Smylie
Lieutenant Governor WE Drevlow
Mayor of Boise Lester Palmer
Centennial Idaho Territory July 4 1863
Miss Idaho [Miss USA Pageant] Linda Moulton, Boise
Idaho State University Replaces Idaho State College, Pocatello
Big Sky Conference Inaugurated
Big Sky Football winner Idaho State

Your Idaho Media Collection

American Popular Culture in 1963
Your Personal Collections & Recollections

At the Movies

Oscar Award Movie
Gregory Peck To Kill a Mockingbird
Anne Bancroft The Miracle Worker
Best Art Direction B&W To Kill a Mockingbird
Best Art Direction Color Lawrence of Arabia
Best Cinematography B&W The Longest Day
Best Cinematography Color Lawrence of Arabia
Costume Design B&W What Ever Happened to Baby Jane
Costume Design Color The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
Best Director [David Lean] Lawrence of Arabia
Best Picture Lawrence of Arabia
Best Music [Music Henry Mancini & Lyrics Johnny Mercer] Days of Wine & Roses

Favorite Movies of 1963: Your Personal Collection

At the Grammy Awards

Genre Awarded to: Song
R&B Ray Charles I Can’t Stop Loving You
Rock & Roll Bent Fabric Alley Cat
Pop Chorus New Christy Minstrels Presenting the New Christy Minstrels
Pop Group Peter, Paul & Mary If I Had a Hammer
Pop Solo Male Tony Bennett I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Pop Solo Female Ella Fitzgerald Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson
Gospel Mahalia Jackson Great Songs of Love & Faith
Jazz Stan Getz Desafinado
Folk Peter, Paul & Mary If I Had a Hammer
Country Burl Ives Funny way of Laughin’
Instrumental Arrangement Henry Mancini Baby Elephant Walk
Instrumental Composer Bobby Scott & Ric Marlowe A Taste of Honey
New Artist Robert Goulet
Song Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley What Kind of Fool am I?
Album Vaughan Meader The First Family
Record of the Year Tony Bennett I Left My Heart in San Francisco

On the bookshelves

Author Book
John La Carre The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Kurt Vonnegut Cat’s Cradle
Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar
Betty Friedman The Feminine Mystique

New on the TV

My Favorite Martian
The Outer Limits
The Fugitive
Petticoat Junction

Billboard’s Hot 20 Singles

Rank Singer Song
1 Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs Sugar Shack
2 Beach Boys Surfin’ USA
3 Skeeter Davis The End of the World
4 Cascades Rhythm of the Rain
5 Chiffons He’s so Fine
6 Bobby Vinton Blue Velvet
7 Paul & Paula Hey Paula
8 Little Stevie Wonder Fingertips II
9 Village Stompers Washington Square
10 Impressions It’s All Right
11 Andy Williams Can’t Get Used to Losing You
12 Angels My Boyfriend’s Back
13 Kyu Sakamoto Sukiyaki
14 Lesley Gore She’s a Fool
15 The Tymes So Much in Love
16 Peter, Paul & Mary Puff The Magic Dragon
17 Peter, Paul & Mary Blowin’ in the Wind
18 Dale & Grace I’m Leaving It Up To You
19 Nino Tempo & April Stevens Deep Purple
20 The Surfaris Wipe Out

Top 5 Music Hit Music Albums from 1963: Your Personal Collection


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President John F Kennedy
Patsy Cline
Dinah Washington

Reflecting on the 1960’s: Your Personal Collection

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