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Radio station executive

Gordon Barton McLendon, French, American radio station executive. Selected Outstanding Football Announcer, Sporting News, 1950; named One of 10 Outstanding Young Men, United States Junior Chamber of C., 1951; recipient Betty award Association Broadcasting Executives Texas, 1967, Radio's Man of Year award, Pulse. Member City Brook Hollow Golf, Dallas Country, Broadcast Pioneers, Variety International (chief barker), Cipango clubs, Chi Psi.

Background

McLendon, Gordon Barton was born on June 8, 1921 in Paris, Texas, United States. Son of Baron Robert and Jeannette (Eyster) McLendon.

Education

AB, Yale University, 1943; student, Harvard Law School, 1946.

Career

Owner radio station, KNET, Palestine, Texas, 1946; president, owner, Liberty Broadcasting System, Dallas, 1948-1952; president, owner, Station KOST, Los Angeles president, owner, Station KNUS, Dallas. Partner McLendon Company, McLendon Pacific Corporation, Sunshine Broadcasting Corporation, Coronado, McLendon Theatres. Special communications adviser Peace Corps, 1964-1965.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Old Scotchman's Scrapbook, Style in Use of English, How to Communicate More Effectively, The Way to a More Colorful Vocabulary.

Politics

The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

Views

The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.

Membership

Selected Outstanding Football Announcer, Sporting News, 1950. Named One of 10 Outstanding Young Men, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1951. Recipient Betty award Association Broadcasting Executives Texas, 1967, Radio's Man of Year award, Pulse.

Member City Brook Hollow Golf, Dallas Country, Broadcast Pioneers, Variety International (chief barker), Cipango clubs, Chi Psi.

Connections

Married; children: Jan, Bart, Kristen, Anna Gray.

father:
Baron Robert McLendon

mother:
Jeannette (Eyster) McLendon

children:
Anna Gray McLendon

Kristen McLendon

Jan McLendon

Bart McLendon