Golden Age Radio Announcer Arch Presby Dies At 99
January 24, 2007 at 3:35 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of radio pioneer G.A. "ARCH" PRESBY, who NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS reports died MONDAY (1/22) in ESCONDIDO, CA at 99.
PRESBY started at CFDC-A (which then became CKWX)/VANCOUVER in 1925, then moving down the coast to KOMO-A/SEATTLE, KEX-A/PORTLAND, KGO-A/SAN FRANCISCO, and KFI-A/LOS ANGELES, moving onto the TV side at NBC LOS ANGELES O&O KNBH-TV/KRCA-TV/KNBC-TV, where he worked until retiring in 1972. His voice was heard as the announcer for many HOLLYWOOD-based NBC and BLUE NETWORK shows during radio's "Golden Age."