Stan Whitman began his broadcast career in 1970 as a sportscaster at KFBB-TV in Great Falls. Over the next 18 years he worked his way up through the ranks serving as sports anchor, production manager, traffic manager, account executive, sales manager, and finally VP and General Manager. In 1988 he left to manage KTWO-TV in Casper, WY. One year later he returned as President / COO of Dix Television with responsibility for stations in Billings, Great Falls, Casper, WY and Austin-Rochester, MN. He retired in 2004 as Vice President and General Manager of KULR TV in Billings.
Stan served on the boards of directors of both the Great Falls and Billings Chambers of Commerce. As a member of the Military Affairs Committee, he was instrumental in securing the tanker wing at Malmstrom AFB. He also served on the board of United Way and is a Past President of the Montana Broadcasters Association.
Stan is a graduate of Iowa State University and Ellsworth Junior College (Iowa) where he was an All-American football player. Stan served in the U.S. Navy. As one of Stan’s former employees said, “He had the gift to create a real family atmosphere in the midst of a very corporate world.”
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