KLIV Radio, San Jose
Jack Smith Personality Profile
A "personality profile" biography of KLIV (1590 AM) news
director Jack Smith, issued by the station in the mid-1960s. The
complete text of the profile, reprinted verbatim, is:
JACK SMITH KLIVís News Director is 29 years old, and started his news
career at the ripe age of 14, with a weekly home town newspaper in
Nevada. He attended Brigham Young University, and while in college was a
correspondent for the Salt Lake City Tribune, Associated Press, and
United Press International.
Jack won the All American Sports Editors Award from the University of
Minnesota in 1955, for his column in the college newspaper. He won the
Voice of California Award, at the California State Fair in 1961, and the
Golden Mike Award from the Nevada Broadcasters Assn. for the best radio
sports program in 1959.
Jack was senior news editor with Xtra-News, Los Angeles for two years.
Prior to that he was news director for KSBY-TV in San Luis Obispo,
Jackís news knowledge has captured the radio listeners in the Santa
Clara Valley with his accurate, up to the second and complete coverage
of the local news in the South Bay Area.
SOURCE: Gary Seger Collection of the Bay Area Radio Museum.