On Friday the 7th annual Great Plains Radio History Symposium took place at the Campus Holiday Inn in Manhattan.
K-state professor Steven Smethers says the symposium seeks to commemerate and educate the public on the impact of radio in midwestern culture and beyond. Kansas Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame member Bill Miller, and sportscaster Tom Hedrick took questions from the audience about their views on radio issues, and personal experiences working in the field.
A Luncheon was held and the Huck Boyd Community Award was presented to multiple radio station owner Cliff Shank.
Next year’s symposium is scheduled to span two days to celebrates Kansas States University’s sesquicentennial, and take place around the same time frame in the fall.