This week, Ira features a repeat of a talk with Howard Anderson.
Highway Radio founder (and former Howard Hughes aide) Howard Anderson, who passed away on January 21st, was a guest on my show on August 25, 2011. I thought it relevant that we present that interview again.
Anderson grew up loving the radio, and knew from a young age he wanted to own a radio station. He attended the University of Utah, where he majored in Radio Speech. After beginning his career at KDYL-TV in Salt Lake City, he moved to WFAA TV in Dallas, and then ABC Films in Chicago and later, New York. Twentieth Century Fox Television came calling, first in New York and then in Los Angeles, followed by the Hughes Television Network, and ultimately the Summa Corporation.
Anderson made his childhood dream come true in 1980, when he created KHWY FM, and became the “Big Broadcast Baron of Barstow.”