Iowa Broadcaster Grant Price Dead 85
October 20, 2008 at 5:18 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime IOWA broadcaster GRANT PRICE, who died FRIDAY in WATERLOO, IA at 85.
PRICE started his career at KCSJ-A/SIOUX CITY while attending MORNINGSIDE UNIVERSITY, moving to crosstown KTRI-A as News Director and then joining KXEL-A/WATERLOO from 1948-59. He joined WMT-A-TV in 1959 and became VP/News and Public Affairs at BLACK HAWK BROADCASTING CO., owners of three TV and three radio stations in IOWA, in 1972.
PRICE stayed with KWWL-TV/WATERLOO as VP/News after the station was sold to AFLAC, retiring in 1989 but remaining a consultant. He joined the faculty of WARTBURG COLLEGE in 1990, moving to emeritus status in 1996 and teaching part-time until the 2004-05 school year.