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Lamont “Monty” Wallis (1946 - )

Inducted: 2011

Lamont “Monty” Wallis

Monty began his broadcast career at the age of 12 as a part-time announcer at KURL in Billings.  He later became manager of that and several other radio stations before moving to KTVQ-TV (Q-2) Billings as General Sales Manager.  At the time of his retirement, he was General Manager of Q-2, Montana Group Manager, and Vice President of Cordillera Communications Television Division.  He was also a member of the CBS Affiliates Television Board.

A past Chair of the Board of the Montana Broadcasters Association, Monty also serves as a Reserve Deputy for the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office where he received the Medal of Honor for heroic action. He co-founded the Child and Family Intervention Center, created the Your Choice Program and serves on the boards of the DUI Task Force, Montana Crime Prevention Council and Community 7 Television.

Monty has two sons, Vince and Grant, and several grandchildren. He and his significant other Kathy Carson live in Billings.