Alaskan Broadcaster Augie Hiebert Dies
September 14, 2007 at 5:40 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of ALASKA radio and TV pioneer AUGIE HIEBERT, who died THURSDAY in ANCHORAGE at 90.
HIEBERT arrived in ALASKA as an engineer at KFAR-A/FAIRBANKS, helped build KENI-A/ANCHORAGE in 1948, and founded NORTHERN TELEVISION INC. to launch the territory's first TV station, KTVA (TV)/ANCHORAGE, in 1953, following that up with KTVF (TV)/FAIRBANKS in 1955. He sold the company in 1997.