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Ray G. Watson

Ray G. Watson, American radio broadcasting company executive. Named Oregon Broadcaster of Year Oregon Association Broadcasters, 1987.

Background

  • Watson, Ray G. was born on March 25, 1934 in Lewiston, Idaho, United States. Son of Clarence George and Ida Katherine (Schreckengast) Watson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Speech Communications, Washington State University, 1956.

    Career

    • Sales representative Station KUNI, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 1958-1961, Station KGO, San Francisco, 1961-1962. Vice president, general manager McGavren-Guild, 1962-1969, Station KFMX-FM, San Diego, 1969-1971, Station KXL-AM-FM, Portland, Oregon, since 1971. Board directors Radio Advertising Bureau, New York City.

      Member affiliates board NBC Radio (Westwood One), Arlington, Virginia, since 1987. President board directors Oregon Association Broadcasters, Portland, 1978, Portland Advertising Federation, 1981-1982.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Board directors Washington State University Foundation, Pullman, since 1989, Providence Child Center, 1989-1991. Chairman Salvation Army Advisory Board, 1989. Chairman board directors Better Business Bureau, 1989-1991.

    President board American Advertising Museum, 1989-1991. With United States Army, 1956-1958. Member Portland Chamber of Commerce, Rotary.

    Personality

    Interests

    Running, tennis, skiing.

    Connections

    • Married Sharon Dagny Henkle, June 6, 1964. Children: Scott, Steve.
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    Born March 25, 1934
    • 1956
      Washington State University
    • 1958 - 1961
      Sales representative Station KUNI
      Idaho, United States
    • 1961 - 1962
      Sales representative Station KUNI
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1962 - 1969
      vice president, McGavren-Guild
    • 1962 - 1969
      general manager, McGavren-Guild
    • 1969 - 1971
      vice president, McGavren-Guild
      San Diego, California, United States
    • 1969 - 1971
      general manager, McGavren-Guild
      San Diego, California, United States
    • 1971
      vice president, McGavren-Guild
      Portland, Jamaica
    • 1971
      general manager, McGavren-Guild
      Portland, Jamaica
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    Award