Dubuque Radio Legend Betty Thomas Passes
February 22, 2012 at 10:58 AM (PT)
Renowned KDTH/DUBUQUE, IA icon BETTY (THOMAS) GLASS passed away at her home at the age of 83, the DUBUQUE TELEGRAPH HERALD reports. THOMAS hosted two popular call-in radio shows, "Cracker Barrel" and "Cook’s Corner," from the 1960s through the 1990s, and was inducted into the IOWA BROADCASTERS’ HALL OF FAME.
"BETTY was an excellent example of a true radio professional," noted MICHAEL KAYE, who worked with THOMAS for more than a decade at KDTH. "I called her ‘the First Lady of
Radio.’ She was like everyone’s mother."
Funeral services for Betty will be held THURSDAY, FEB. 23, at ST. ANTHONY CATHOLIC CHURCH at 10a. Visitation will be from 2-8p today at the SIEGERT-CASPER COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES in DUBUQUE.