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Pat M. Goodover (1916 - 2006)

Inducted: 1999

Pat M. Goodover

Pat Goodover came to Montana in 1938 to work for Ed Craney at KGIR in Butte. He helped establish KRBM Bozeman and became the Z-Bar network's first legislative correspondent before distinguished World War II service as a pilot.

Upon return from the war he established KXLL in Missoula where he pioneered live broadcasts of University of Montana away-from-home football and basketball games. Goodover went on to own and manage KARR and KARR-FM in Great Falls, that city's first FM station. He established Montana's first FM stereo translator in Helena.

After his broadcasting career, Pat became Senator Goodover, representing Great Falls in the Montana legislature. Remembering fondly his first job in Montana radio, he said "Ed Craney gave us all opportunities for selling, news, engineering, sports, maintenance, cleanup, the works."