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Joseph N. Crystall

communications company executive

Joseph N. Crystall, American communications company executive. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal with three clusters.


Crystall, Joseph N. was born on December 19, 1922 in Brooklyn. Son of Samuel H. and Frances (Eiten) Crystall.


Student, Brooklyn College, 1942. Student, University Pittsburgh, 1943.


Radio performer Station KOPO, Tucson, 1951-1954. Advertising agency executive The Wiener Company, 1955-1959. Station manager, television performer Station KOLD-AM-television, 1959-1969.

General manager Station KOPO, 1969-1973, Stations KEVT, KWFM, Tucson, 1974-1981. President, general manager Station KGVY, Green Valley, Arizona, 1981-1998. President Crystal Sets, Inc., Tucson, since 1981.

Instructor University Arizona, Tucson, 1968-1969.


  • Author two books. Contributor articles, television scripts, short stories to various publications, since 1955.


President Better Business Bureau Southern Arizona, Tucson, 1983. Served as 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations, Mediterranean Theatre of Operations. Member Arizona Broadcasters Association (president 1966-1967), Tucson Broadcasters Association (president 1971-1972), National Association Broadcasters, Tucson Advertising Club (president 1968-1969, 73-74, named to Advertising Hall of Fame 1987), American Advertising Federation (Silver medal 1989, named to Arizona Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1996), Tucson Press Club (president 1967, 71, 72, Broadcaster of Year 1981), Lions (president 1974-1975), Rotary (president 1989-1990).


  • Other Interests

    Writing, public speaking, cruising, big band music, travel.


Married Martha Jane Ladson, February 23, 1957. 1 child, Bonnie Leigh.