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Donald H. Weston (1927 - 1976)

Inducted: 1997

Donald H. Weston

Donald Weston was a true pioneer of radio news broadcasting, respected and revered by both colleagues and competitors. His three-times-a-day broadcasts on KGVO earned him the reputation as possibly the most powerful man in Missoula in the early 1960s.

Weston's reporting was aggressive but fair, always focused toward the human side of the news. His coverage of the 1959 Yellowstone earthquake won him the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

Weston fought a lifelong battle with diabetes which impaired his eyesight and eventually claimed his life just weeks after his election to the Montana Senate. As one colleague recalls, "Don Weston committed himself to the to the project or the story completely."