Last year, we had the pleasure of meeting Donald Montgomery, a veteran of the 10th Mountain Division, a Colorado College alumnus, and one of the student broadcasters for KRCC in the mid-1950s shortly after the station was set up on campus by “Chief” Tyree. Now in his eighties, Montgomery went on to work as a field engineer on the Nike anti-aircraft systems for Western Electric and then went on to RCA and, ultimately, to the Pentagon. Surprisingly, perhaps, he credits much of his success to the folks who took him under their wings at KRCC.

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  1. Being raised in a “Broadcast Family” I was somewhat aquainted with the business ,yet the fine staff ,volunteers and incredible freedom of choice in music and programming has opened My Mind and Ears to what “Heart Felt Radio” is all about. Thank You for the opportunity,trust and devotion to excellence ! Always Yours , Tino

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