Howard Anderson Dead At 85; Founded California Desert's 'Highway Stations'
January 23, 2014 at 4:00 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of HIGHWAY RADIO founder and former NAB Radio Board Chairman HOWARD ANDERSON, who died TUESDAY (1/21) at 85, according to LARADIO.COM.
ANDERSON, a former executive at HOWARD HUGHES' SUMMA CORPORATION television operation (CBS affiliate KLAS-TV/LAS VEGAS and the HUGHES TELEVISION NETWORK), founded the "HIGHWAY STATIONS" -- KRXV/YERMO, CA, KHWY/ESSEX, CA, and KHYZ/MOUNTAIN PASS, CA -- in 1980 with the sign-on of KRXV and KHYZ (then KXVR) to cover the I-5 corridor between BARSTOW, CA and LAS VEGAS, where few FM signals were available at the time. KHWY was added in 1991 to cover the I-40 drive to NEEDLES and LAUGHLIN. The stations are now known as AC "THE HIGHWAY VIBE."
A memorial service will be held SATURDAY (1/25) at 11a (PT) at THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS - WESTWOOD Ward, 10740 Ohio Ave., LOS ANGELES.