SDPB and NAPT Founder Dies

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SDPB and NAPT Founder Dies

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2011-04-21 15:03

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Martin Busch, the founder of the South Dakota Public Broadcasting system, died April 14 at the age of 89 at his home in Atchison, Kan. Busch was instrumental in the establishment of Vision Maker Media 35 years ago. Busch served as executive director for SDPB from 1960 to 1984. He was first appointed director of KUSD-AM in 1960, and in 1961 oversaw the establishment of KUSD-TV, the first educational television station in the state and flagship station of SDPB. During his tenure, he participated in the early development of organizations that eventually became Public Broadcasting System and National Public Radio. He served on the PBS Board of Directors from 1973-1979 and retired from SDPB in 1984. Memorials may be sent to the Friends of SDPB, P.O. Box 5000, Brookings, SD 57006-5000.

 
 

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