Glenn George Ostrom has been a fixture in the Flathead Valley since joining the announcing staff at KOFI-AM in 1956, just months after the station signed on the air. At various times during his career George covered the news, hosted public affairs programs, did play-by-play and was, for a time, co-owner of the station and general manager.
After selling the station he remained as news director. George has also owned a weekly newspaper in the valley and hosted a television program on KCFW-TV. He is the author of three books, writes a weekly column for the local paper and continues to lead hikes with the “Over-the-Hill Gang” in Glacier Park and the surrounding area.
Mr. Ostrom served in the U.S. Army and worked as a Smoke Jumper before entering broadcasting. He has served on countless boards including the Red Cross, ALERT, the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce, Rotary and, for more than twenty years, The University of Montana President’s Advisory Council.
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