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Dale G. Moore (1928 - 1981)

Inducted: 1994

Dale G. Moore

Dale Moore was truly a giant in Montana broadcasting. He established the first television station in Kalispell after developing and improving the first station in Missoula. At one time or another, Moore was sole or part owner of twelve radio and eight television stations in four states and Puerto Rico. Seven of those stations were in Montana.

Moore led KGVO and KGVO-TV in Missoula through difficult times. When fire destroyed KGVO-TV's transmitter on TV Mountain north of Missoula in 1966, Moore and his staff had the station back on the air in one week's time.

He believed strongly in the FCC mandate to broadcast in the public interest, always directing his managers to involve Western Broadcasting stations in all aspects of their communities.

Dale Moore died in a tragic plane crash in 1981. The inscription on his tombstone describes his life: "He had a special love for God, his family and his business."