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Dedicated in memory
Program Director of WPGC sister station, KAYK
/ Provo, Don Bishop came to WPGC initially during the Great
Strike That Struck Out in May of 1977. He returned to
Provo after WPGC was fully staffed again. Having previously worked
at KNUS / Dallas and KIQQ in Los Angeles, he wanted to get back
into the big time and came back to Washington to work at Q107
in 1979. When his contract was not renewed a year later, he crossed
the street to return to (wait for it...), WPGC! But ABC got an
injuntion enforcing his no-compete, resulting in him accepting
a gig in Chicago at Bonneville's Soft AC there.
later resurfaced in Southern California and worked as both a Program
Director and on the air for many years at the Unistar / Westwood
One / Dial-Global Radio Networks. Sadly, Don passed away on September
10, 2017. Read his obituary,
of his family and tributes
from his many colleagues.
is now at that great transmitter in the sky. His is the eternal
light that shines brightly at the top of that very tall tower.....
May he RIP.
had the pleasure of working with Don at two stations in Provo,
Utah: KFMY and KEYY. Although Don was from a relatively small
town in Utah, and had the gift of voice and the chops for the
big-time. It didn't take long for him to make it to major markets
such as Dallas, Chicago, Washington, DC, and LA. He had one of
the cleanest, purest on-air deliveries I ever heard.
was not only a superb talent, but also a devoted husband, father,
churchman and an outstanding citizen. He was a good man who loved
his family and was a sterling example of fatherhood, citizenship
and patriotism. That was somewhat of a rarity in his chosen profession.
He was a tremendous credit to radio and to the name Bishop. My
main regret is that I had not been in touch with Don for several
years. Surely, he is enjoying a wonderful reunion with his wife
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