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Broadcasting executive

Joseph A. Kjar, American broadcasting executive. Recipient Broadcasters Distinguished Service award University Utah, 1964; recipient Meritorious Service award Brigham Young University Department Communication, 1975.

Background

Kjar, Joseph A. was born on June 13, 1920 in Salt Lake City. Son of Joseph E. Kjar and Effie (Morris) Ashton.

Education

Student, University Utah, 1941. Student, Columbia University, 1943. Student, Harvard University, 1944.

Career

Staff announcer, program director, general sales manager, general manager, vice president KSL-AM and KSL Inc., division Bonneville International Corporation, Salt Lake City, 1946-1972, executive vice president, 1972-1980, executive vice president, chief operating officer, from 1980. Vice chairman, director-at-large Columbia Broadcasting System. Radio Affiliates Board, 1968-1969.

Convention chairman Columbia Broadcasting System Radio Affiliates Board, 1959-1970, board chairman, 1970-1971. Member Salt Lake Regional board Zion's First National Bank.

Views

Human beings are made in the image of God literally and physically, not just morally.

Membership

Member advisory council Weber State College. Member national advisory council Brigham Young University School Management, 1981-1982. Chairman Scouters convention, 1968.

Chairman board Salt Lake United Fund, 1973. Member National Association Broadcasters, Radio Advertising Bureau (member board 1979-1982), Utah Broadcasters Association (1968), Rocky Mountain Broadcasters Association (member board), National Association FM Broadcasters (Board directors, executive committee), Clear Channel Broadcasters Service (president 1976-1978).

Connections

Married Noma Robers, November 30, 1945. Children: Joseph Gregory, Kristin, William Scott, Susan, Kevin Richard.

father:
Joseph E. Kjar Ashton

mother:
Effie (Morris) Ashton

spouse:
Noma Robers

children:
Joseph Gregory Kjar

Kristin Kjar

William Scott Kjar

Susan Kjar

Kevin Richard Kjar