Sacramento's Jack Matranga Dies; TV Station Founder Started In Radio
January 18, 2012 at 4:21 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime SACRAMENTO broadcaster JACK MATRANGA, who died last WEDNESDAY (1/11) at 86.
MATRANGA was best known as the head of CAMELLIA CITY TELECASTERS, which signed KTXL-TV/SACRAMENTO on the air in 1968 as an independent station, selling it in 1987 (it is now a FOX affiliate) and also owned KDVR-TV/DENVER and KPDX-TV/PORTLAND. Before founding KTXL, MATRANGA, who started as a DJ and PD at KSYC-A/YREKA, CA and News Director at KCRA-A/SACRAMENTO, co-owned KGMS-A (now SALEM Talk KTKZ-A) with STEVE GEORGE and IRV SCHWARTZ.