Jerry Puffer

  Jerry Puffer, who has been an on-air broadcaster at KSEN Radio in Shelby since 1998, began his broadcasting career at the age of 16 as a part time announcer at KMON in Great Falls in 1961. He began full time at KUDI Radio in Great Falls the night he graduated from Great Falls High School in 1964.  He worked at KOJM in Havre in 1965 after he got his First class radio-telephone license. He went back to KUDI in 1966.  Other stations he worked at were KFYR, Bismarck, N.D. in 1968, KCJB in Minot, N.D. in 1969 and 29 years in Altoona,,Pa. at WRTA, WFBG and WVAM, three stations in one market minus a year at WAKR in Akron, Ohio. As morning man in Pennsylvania, he was the highest rated morning man in the country in the...

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Vic Miller

Vic Miller was born and raised in White Sulphur Springs, Montana. He spent a year in Seattle studying radio broadcasting and then was a member of the Army Signal Corps during the Korean conflict. Mr. Miller began his broadcasting career with KOOK radio in Billings in 1953 and moved over to KOOK TV (now KTVQ in 1959). He worked as a news anchor, operations director, and served as General Manager of the station for 18 years. Vic did weekly commentary on KTVQ-2 News through the end of 2013. Vic is a past president of the downtown Billings Rotary Club and was President of the Montana Broadcasters Association in 1975. He was named the 1994 Montana Media Advocate of the Year by the Small Business Administration and was the recipient of the first annual Chancellor’s award from Montana State University-Billings, and the Distinguished Service Award from Rocky Mountain College. Vic was inducted into the Montana Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1998 and became a trustee of the Greater Montana Foundation in 2000. He had the pleasure of knowing and working with Ed Craney for a number of years. Vic and his wife JoAnne celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2006. They have two grown sons and five...

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Dan Snyder

Dan Snyder began his broadcasting career while attending the University of Montana in Missoula, as a part-time radio announcer for KGVO, with a morning show called “Dippy Dan On Top Of the Garbage Can at the City Dump”. Graduating with a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy, he then worked in broadcasting in Bozeman and Great Falls. In 1955 he built KBGF, the 4th radio station in Great Falls and in 1958 KRTV the 2nd TV Station. In 1962 Dan and Paul Crain bought KGHL AM & TV in Billings, sold off KGHL AM, changed TV call letters to KULR. He also built and invested in several business enterprises, including remodeling the Old Milwaukee Depot and with 4 investors built the Village Bank in the Holiday Village Shopping center in Great Falls. Dan married Debbie in 1978 and they moved to Los Angeles where he was Western VP for Broadcast Marketing Company. He returned to Montana in 1980 and spent the next 13 years supervising radio properties for Western Broadcasting Company. In 1993 he and Debbie moved to Kalispell where he produced trade shows and in 2001 joined Anderson Broadcasting Company. He and Debbie purchased Flowers by Hansen, which Debbie manages. Dan has been semi-retired since 2011. Dan has served as president of the Great Falls Rotary Club, the Great Falls Advertising Federation, the Helena Advertising Federation the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Montana Broadcasters Association. Dan is honored to be a member of the Montana Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Dan serves on the board of the Kalispell Downtown Association and the City Airport Board. Dan is an elder of First Presbyterian Church. Dan enjoys spending time with his family including his six...

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Bill Whitsitt

Bill Whitsitt is a former news director of KRTV in Great Falls, and was the creator and first news director of the Montana Television Network (MTN) news organization. As vice chairman of the Greater Montana Foundation, Bill believes strongly in the value of radio and television news and public affairs programming. He has a special interest in promoting more such programming by commercial broadcasters, and in encouraging excellence in all on-air productions. Bill has a doctor of philosophy degree in Public Administration with a concentration in public policy formulation dynamics from the George Washington University where he also taught graduate level courses in public policy and federal institutions. In 2013, Dr. Whitsitt retired as Executive Vice President for Public Affairs at Devon Energy Corporation of Oklahoma City, one of the largest US independent natural gas and oil exploration and production companies. Before joining Devon Energy he was president of the American Exploration & Production Council (AXPC), the national trade association representing 25 of the largest US independents. Previous positions included Director, Government Affairs, for one of the world’s largest law firms. Dr. Whitsitt was also Vice President of worldwide Marketing and Public Affairs for US independent Oryx Energy Company that became part of Kerr-McGee and then Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Before Oryx Energy (then Sun Exploration and Production) became independent, Bill was Director of Legislative Affairs for the parent Sun Company. He has also been chief of staff to a US Senator and a legislative assistant in the Senate and House of Representatives. Prior to his government service, Dr. Whitsitt formed and directed the Montana Television Network news organization and was a CBS News Fellow at Columbia University. Bill has active policy and communications roles in a number of energy-focused organizations such as America’s Natural Gas Alliance for which he led efforts to initiate its national advertising program. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Congressional Black Caucus...

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