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Harris Pat Powers

Harris Pat Powers was American broadcasting executive. Recipient numerous Chamber of Commerce and Jaycee awards, Distinguished Service award Topeka Sales and Marketing Executives, 1983, Grover Cobb award Kansas University, Silver award Professional Advertising Club.


  • Powers, Harris Pat was born on October 29, 1934 in Junction City, Kansas, United States. Son of Horace Pierce and Margaret (Harris) Powers.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Kansas State University, 1956.


    • From salesman to manager Station KJCK, Junction City, 1957-1973. Manager Station KOYY, Eldorado, Kansas, 1974-1976. President, Chief Executive Officer Station KTPK-FM, Topeka, since 1976.

      President, chief executive officer Stations KINA and KQNS, Salina, Kansas, 1979-1987—. Member board public advisory council Station KTWU, Topeka, 1979-1987. President, Chief Executive Officer Twenty First Century Broadcasting, Inc., since 1994.

      Board directors State Savings & Loan Association, Topeka. Partner Reichs Foreign Cars and Parts, Topeka and Junction City.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member executive committee Jayhawk Area council Boy Scouts American, 1979-1982. Board directors Topeka Big Brothers/Big Sisters, local chapter American Red Cross, Downtown Topeka, Inc. Past chairman Downtown Topeka, Inc.

    Member Radio-television-Film Curriculum advisory council Kansas University, advisory board Channel 11 Public television. Board directors Topeka Community Foundation, Public Schools Foundation. Member National Association Broadcasters, International Broadcasters Society, Mid-American Broadcasters (past chairman), Kansas Association Broadcasters (past president, Distinguished Service award 1993), Kansas Association Commerce and Industry, (president, board directors 1980-1983), Sales and Marketing Executives International (past president Topeka chapter), Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce (past vice chairman development committee, past vice president public relations), Kansas C. of Chamber (board directors), Topeka Town Club, Elks, Kiwanis (life member foundation).


    • Married Jerry Biles, September 23, 1976. Children: Rebecca, Randal, Mark, Shawn, Shannon, John.
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    Born October 29, 1934
    • 1956
      Kansas State University
    • 1957 - 1973
      From salesman to manager, Station KJCK
      Junction City, Oregon, United States
    • 1974 - 1976
      manager, Station KOYY
      Eldorado, Illinois, United States
    • 1976
      president, Station KTPK-FM
      Topeka, Kansas, United States
    • 1976
      Chief Executive Officer, Station KTPK-FM
      Topeka, Kansas, United States
    • 1979 - 1987
      member, board public advisory council Station KTWU
      Topeka, Kansas, United States
    • 1994
      president, Twenty First Century Broadcasting
    • 1994
      Chief Executive Officer, Twenty First Century Broadcasting
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