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2021 REUNION SKED FOR OCT. 16, PHX UNIVERSITY CLUB: INFO 
HECTOR SALVATIERRA, PHOENIX TV FINANCE EXEC DIES: OBIT
GRACE PERRY, PHOENIX PR & AD AGENCY EXEC PASSES: OBIT
GET JIM WEST'S NEW BOOK ON KNIX RADIO-SENSATIONAL! HERE
DAVID ROLLAND, LONGTIME AZ MEDIA PROFESSIONAL DIES: OBIT
TEX EARNHARDT, CAR MOGUL, TV ICON PASSES AWAY DETAILS
SEE RAY ODOM'S TERRIFIC VIDEO ABOUT HIS LIFE, BOOK:HERE 
GENE ACKERLEY, TUCSON AD LEGEND, DIES AT 97: STORY 
JAY TAYLOR, TUCSON AD EXEC, HUMORIST, PASSES: STORY
SHERWIN BLOCK, AD SPECIALTIES OWNER LEAVES US: OBIT
GEOFF HOGWOOD, PHX RADIO/TV ANNOUNCER PASSES: OBIT
KARL ELLER, AZ MEDIA GIANT, PHILANTHROPIST, DIES: STORY 
SANDY GIBBONS, PHX PERSONALITY, ACTOR PASSES:OBIT
MICHAEL ARRA, PHX TV NEWS REPORTER/ANCHOR DIES: OBIT
VINCE LEONARD, FORMER CH. 12 ANCHOR PASSES AT 92: OBIT
BEN REID, 40 YR. STUDIO VETERAN AT CH. 10 PASSES AWAY:OBIT
MAC JETT, PHX ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE DIES AT 76: OBIT
LARRY MARTEL, LEGENDARY KPHO ANCHOR PASSES: VIDEO BIO
JIM SPERO - PHOENIX RADIO LEGEND PASSES...OBITUARY 
BOB MELTON, PHOENIX RADIO EXEC - KRUX, KUPD DIES:STORY
DEE COURTWRIGHT-SMOOT, PHOENX PR EXEC, PASSES OBIT
JACK MILLER, LEGENDARY PHOENIX AUDIO GENIUS DIES. STORY
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MAURIE HELLE
ANDY LIMBER
JIM SULLINS
and "What's New" from our Webmaster
RAY LINDSTROM
A special meeting place for ARIZONA
MEDIA AND ADVERTISING VETERANS! 
ARIZONA SURVIVORS

WHO ARE THE SURVIVORS?
Many years ago a group of ad types after a few pops one night started in with the "Whatever happened tos."  Names of old media folks no one had seen for a while.  Were they retired? Out of town? Dead? 
     Somebody said, "Gee, wouldn't it be nice if we could get all the old timers together and see all the folks who have been in this exciting business for years, but have now scattered hither and yon?"
     "This business?" The media and advertising biz.  Folks in radio, TV, print, PR, and all forms of communication.     
     Some of these were celebrities like the local Disc Jockeys....Jim Spero, Lucky Lawrence, Tony Evans, Dave Pratt, W. Steven Martin. Or, TV people like Bill Close, Ray Thompson, Bill Denney, and of course, Wallace and Ladmo.
     But, most of the folks were behind the scenes. The account execs., production managers, engineers, writers, media buyers, clients who believed in advertising.  Some were still active; a whole bunch were retired.
     So, let's name names.  Who were these visionaries who wanted to form a group like this? Dee Courtright, Karen DeWall,  Jim Fraser, Maurie Helle, Carole Kann, and Lisa McFadden.  
     They started it, and since 1989, there has been a "reunion" of these old-timers, or should I say "Survivors," almost every year since.  That's the name we chose, the Arizona Survivors. And, those folks listed above have done most of the work, thank you very much.
     There are no membership applications, no dues, you don't have to prove to anybody that you belong. 
     Who attends these annual reunions? Usually over 100 fun-lovin' guys and gals who love this business and want to keep in touch with one another. It's that simple.  
     If you haven't been to an annual gathering, we hope you'll come next time.  We miss you, and it's a blast!  In the meantime, enjoy this site, come often, and it will be like having a good time with your old friends, 365 days a year!
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The Arizona Media Survivors remembers the great Karl Eller for his financial support of our organization.  We miss this media giant.

Take a look at these site features:
KRUX RADIO REUNION, A BLAST FROM THE PAST: DETAILS
JACK JACOBSON, TV EXEC, ENTERTAINER: TRIBUTE
SALUTING ART WALLER, TUCSON MEDIA LEGEND HERE
CHECK OUT THE NEW KTKT RADIO TUCSON TRIBUTE HERE
SALUTING LEGENDARY KPHO-TV DIRECTOR SHARON KELLEY
REMEMBERING TUCSON AD FED PRESIDENTS: 1983 PHOTO HERE

Also be sure to take a look at Ed Sharpe's incredible site for the Southwest Museum of Engineering, Communications, and Computation: smecc.org 
ARE YOU READY! We are and we hope to see you! Our 2021 REUNION is set for Saturday, Oct. 16, 11:30 am at The University Club of Phoenix. 
SAVE THE DATE! Great new location, fine atmosphere, good food, and convenient parking right by the door. 
Spread the word, tell everybody you know! 
For more details, Click here