Broadcaster, Media Broker Al Perry Dies
February 9, 2012 at 4:27 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime COLORADO broadcaster and media broker AL PERRY, whose passing was announced by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MEDIA BROKERS (NAMB) TODAY (2/9).
PERRY started in radio in 1948 on the air at KDZA-A/PUEBLO, CO, then moved to crosstown WCSJ-A and on to DENVER at KMYR-A. After serving in the military, PERRY joined KKTV (TV)/COLORADO SPRINGS, then moved into sales at KLZ-A/DEBVER in 1955. He was named GSM at KTLN-A/DENVER in 1958, launched KTUX-A/PUEBLO in 1959, and sold that station in 1961, joining KOA-TV/DENVER as LSM. Later, he joined KLAK-A/DENVER as GM, and followed that with a ten-year stint as GM at KOSI-A-F/DENVER. He then partnered with JACK SATTERFIELD to form media brokerage SATTERFIELD AND PERRY, INC. in 1988.
"AL was a dyed-in-the-wool broadcaster who set a high professional standard for the brokerage community," said NAMB President JODY MCCOY. "All of us owe him a debt of gratitude."