Minn. Broadcasters Remember Jack Moore
Image courtesy Pavek Museum of Broadcasting
Colleagues are remembering Jack Moore,
who died last week at the age of 89.
great broadcaster and terrific station owner,” wrote one colleague in posting a
comment to an obituary in the Star Tribune
Moore was inducted into the Minnesota Museum of
Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2004. According to the museum’s website, he
launched four major FM signals in the Twin Cities, including “the first FM stereo broadcast between Chicago and
the West Coast, working under great pressure to get on the air in time for a
major exhibition on Nov. 16, 1961.”
He was an innovator or early adopter in the smooth
jazz format, in cable radio and in satellite-delivered radio networking.
Moore also served
the country in World War II, earning a Purple Heart, a Distinguished Flying
Cross and five Air Medals.
“The father of a family of successful broadcasters
and professionals, his optimism, humility and humor have earned him the
greatest respect from even his staunchest competitors,” the museum’s biography
Read his Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame biography.