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Radio and television executive

Tom Chauncey, American Retired radio and television executive ( ind: service, Retired)retired radio and television executive. award, 1961; award United States Treasury Dept; award United Fund, 1962; award; George Foster Peabody award, Disting; award College Public; award Phoenix Chapter. Member Arizona (past president, past director, past.

Background

Chauncey, Tom was born on January 20, 1913 in Houston, Texas, United States. Son of Brinkley and Lucille Dunn (Weber) Chauncey.

Education

Student, Public Schools. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Arizona State University, 1983.

Career

Owner, Tom Chauncey Jeweler, 1940-1961. Vice president, general manager Sta KPHO, 1941-1948. President Station KOPO, Tucson, 1947-1976.

Vice president, managing director COOL Radio-television, Inc., 1948-1955, executive vice president, general manager, 1955-1957, president, general manager, 1957-1961, president, 1961-1981, Chairman of the Board, president, chief Executive officer, 1981-1982, owner, chief Executive officer Station COOL-AM-FM, 1982-1986. Owner, 26 Bar Ranch, Ceear Creek Cattle Company, Tom Chauncey Arabians, Tom Chauncey Properties. President, managing director Old Pueblo Broadcasting Company, (KOLD-television), Tucson, 1957-1969.

Daily columnist television Views, Arizona Republic, Phoenix Gazette, (weekly) Broadcasting magazine, 1960-1961. Former Chairman of the Board Columbia Broadcasting System television Network Affiliates 1961-1962. Director Valley National Bank.

Member of national committee Support Free Broadcasting. Representative of president United States, ambassador, Nigeria, 1960. Grand marshal J.C. World Championship Rodeo and Parade, 1963.

Former nat. trustee City of Hope. Former member Arizona National Livestock Show. Past Arizona chairman Radio Free Europe.

Former member board Phoenix Symphony Association, Phoenix Art Museum, Muscular Dystrophy Association American. General campaign. chairman Greater Phoenix-Scottsdale United Fund Campaign. Former member board, vice president, president Phoenix Better Business Bureau.

Member Citizen's Action Committee. Voting member Arizona State University Foundation. Former member Phoenix Baseball Stadium Committee, U. Arizona Foundation, chairman Arizona committee American Red Cross.

Past director at large for Arizona American Cancer Society. Past director and president Community Council. Executive vice president, member board, Incorporator, co-founder Barrow Neurological Institute.

Member Committee for Phoenix Civic Plaza Dedication Ceremonies, 1972, Arizona Commision on National and International Commerce. Past nat. chairman Broadcaster's advising committee United States Savings Bonds. Past director United Cerebral Palsey Association Central Arizona.

Past member Phoenix All-American City Committee. Chairman Arizona Motion Picture Advisory Board. Past chairman advisory board onradio and television, Arizona State University.

Board directors Central Arizona Water Conservation District. National Cowboy Hall of Fame board director 1979-1996. President, board directors Arizona Children's Foundation Named Man of Year, City of Hope, 1962, National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1967, B'nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League, 1975.

Citizen of Year, Phoenix Real Estate Board, 1965. Recipient National School Bell award, 1961. Award United States Treasury Department, 1961.

Tom Chauncey award United Fund, 1962. Jesse Owens award; George Foster Peabody award, Distinguished Achievement award College Public Programs Arizona State University, 1984.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Educational Contributions of Commercial Television, 1960.

Membership

Former national trustee City of Hope. Past national chairman Broadcaster's advisory committee United States Savings Bonds. Grand marshal J.C. World Championship Rodeo and Parade, 1963.

Former member Arizona National Livestock Show. Past Arizona chairman Radio Free Europe. Former member board Phoenix Symphony Association, Phoenix Art Museum, Muscular Dystrophy Association American.

General campaign chairman Greater Phoenix-Scottsdale United Fund Campaign. Former member board, vice president, president Phoenix Better Business Bureau. Member Citizen's Action Committee.

Voting member Arizona State University Foundation. Former member Phoenix Baseball Stadium Committee, University Arizona Foundation. Chairman Arizona committee American Red Cross.

Past director-at-large for Arizona American Cancer Society. Past director, president Community Council. Executive vice president, member board, incorporator, co-founder Barrow Neurological Institute.

Member Committee for Phoenix Civic Plz. Dedication Ceremonies, 1972, Arizona Commission on National and International Commerce. Past director United Cerebral Palsy Association Central Arizona.

Past member Phoenix All-American City Committee. Chairman Arizona Motion Picture Advisory Board. Past chairman advisory board on radio and television Arizona State University.

Board directors Central Arizona Water Conservation District. President, board directors Arizona Children's Foundation. Board directors National Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1979—1996.

Member of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (past Arizona board governors, Board Governors award Phoenix chapter 1962), Arizona Heart Institute, television Pioneers, American Gem Society, Arizona Retail Jewelers Association, Arizona Hereford Association, Arabian Horse Association Arizona (director 1972), Arizona State Horseman's Association, Arizona Quarterhorse Breeders Association, Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, National Retail Jewelers Association (past director), National Association Broadcasters, Metropolitan Phoenix Broadcasters Association (past president, director), Arizona Broadcasters Association (past president, past director, past member legislation committee), Phoenix Press Box Association (life), Newcomen Society N. American, Navy League, Phoenix Thunderbirds, Museum Broadcasting (honorary), Cowman's Club, Rancheros Vistacores Club, Paradise Valley Country Club, Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix Executives Club, Elks, Sigma Delta Chi.

Connections

6 children.

father:
Brinkley Chauncey

mother:
Lucille Dunn (Weber) Chauncey