An old friend and media icon, Fred Lark, owner of KXLO Radio in Lewistown flew to Great Falls today and while in town stopped in with a pound of the world’s best coffee. I guess he really wants me to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning in retirement!
I have known Fred since the 1980’s and he greets everyone with a smile and a “Hi De Ho!” A man of many talents it was a pleasure to see him again. He was recently honored for his work in broadcasting and I took this information from his station website.
Great to see you Fred! Coffee is on me the next time I am in Lewistown!
Lewistown– The Society of Montana Broadcast Legends recently recognized Lewistown resident, Fred Lark, of KXLO-KLCM Radio as a newly inducted member of the Broadcast Legends Society.
Lark purchased Lewistown’s KXLO-AM radio in 1972, and took possession in April 1973 as the President/General Manager. In 1975 Lark created KLCM-FM.
Lark, originally from Boone, Iowa, began his broadcasting career 1958 with the “Listen to the Lark” show and the “Morning County Boy Farm Show”.
After graduating from Iowa State University in 1966 with a major in Telecommunicative Arts, and minors in both History and Math, he pursued his long broadcast career in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Iowa and Montana.
Positions and memberships Lark held include National Association of Farm Broadcasters, board member of International Association Press Board, Representative for Montana Seniors at the President Council on Aging appointed by Governor Brian Schweitzer, and President of Montana Broadcasters Association.
The Montana Broadcasts Legend’s society class of inductees for 2011 included active and retired broadcasters, engineers, and personalities for the sole purpose of assembling and recognizing notable members of the broadcast industry for the many years of contributions and dedication to American Broadcasting.