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Ray G. Watson

radio broadcasting company executive

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


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


Bachelor in Speech Communications, Washington State University, 1956.


Sales representative, Station KUNI, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho., 1958-1961;sales representative, Station KGO, San Francisco, 1961-1962;vice president, general manager, McGavren-Guild, San Francisco, 1962-1969;vice president, general manager, Station KFMX-FM, San Diego, 1969-1971;vice president, general manager, Station KXL-AM-FM, Portland, Oregon, since 1971. Board of directors Radio Advertising Bureau, New York City. Member affiliates board NBC Radio (Westwood One), Arlington, Virginia, since 1987.

President of the board directors Oregon Association Broadcasters, Portland, 1978, Portland Advertising Federation, 1981-1982.


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

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


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: running, tennis, skiing.


Married Sharon Dagny Henkle, June 6, 1964. Children: Scott, Steve.

Clarence George Watson

Ida Katherine (Schreckengast) Watson

Sharon Dagny Henkle

Scott Watson

Steve Watson