KPAN's 'Old Philosopher' Clint Formby Dies At 86
August 2, 2010 at 4:28 AM (PT)
Longtime Country KPAN-A-F/HEREFORD, TX owner and commentator CLINT FORMBY died SATURDAY after a battle with cancer at 86, according to the station's website.
FORMBY offered a daily commentary as the "Day By Day Philosopher" on KPAN, starting on OCTOBER 1955 and reaching 17,000 daily episodes six days a week without missing a day, earning him a spot on NBC's "TODAY SHOW" in 2007. He also was a past president of the TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS and ASSOCIATED PRESS BROADCASTERS.
FORMBY's uncle MARSHALL FORMBY and JOHN BLAKE launched KPAN-A in 1948, and CLINT FORMBY was the first host on the station; MARSHALL FORMBY became sole owner in 1950, and CLINT became a partner in 1956. The FM station was added in 1965.