'Happy' Hank Hilton Passes
January 3, 2011 at 11:43 AM (PT)
KSOP-A/F/SALT LAKE CITY Founder HENRY "HAPPY HANK" HILTON passed away DECEMBER 31st due to injuries incurred in an automobile accident on DECEMBER 21st.
HENRY started KSOP-A on FEBRUARY 1st, 1955 from scratch. On DECEMBER 10th, 1964 he added KSOP-FM, the world’s first full-time FM Country stereo radio station, in spite of being told that FM would never "catch on".
Services for HENRY will be held SATURDAY, JANUARY 8th at 2p at the CAMEO PARK L.D.S. WARD Building, 8909 South 1700 East, SANDY, UT, 84092. Condolences can be sent to the HILTON family at the radio station, KSOP-A/F, 1285 West 2320 South, WEST VALLEY CITY, UT 84119.