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Harris Pat Powers

broadcasting executive

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.

Background

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.

Career

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 county, Station KTWU, Topeka, 1979-1987;president, Chief Executive Officer, Twenty First Century Broadcasting, Inc., Topeka, since 1994. Board directors State Savings & Loan Association, Topeka. Partner Reichs Foreign Cars and Parts, Topeka and Junction City.

Membership

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).

Connections

Married Jerry Biles, September 23, 1976. Children: Rebecca, Randal, Mark, Shawn, Shannon, John.

father:
Horace Pierce Powers

mother:
Margaret (Harris) Powers

spouse:
Jerry Biles

children:
Rebecca Powers

Randal Powers

Mark Powers

Shawn Powers

Shannon Powers

John Powers