Joe Gentry Into the Utah Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Joe Gentry Into the Utah Broadcasters Hall of Fame

RICHFIELD, Utah-Per an official press release, Mid-Utah Radio’s own Joe Gentry is going into the Utah Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Thursday evening at Richfield, “Uncle Joe,” as he is known throughout the greater Richfield area, will be honored with induction into this elite club.

Gentry, who turns 101 on July 21, was born in Richfield in 1917 and graduated from Beaver High School in 1935, later earning a BA degree from Brigham Young University in Provo.

He first began broadcasting on KSVC in Richfield from 1955-1972 while his responsibilities consisted of on-air announcing, as well as news and copy writing. From 1972-1982, he pursued other interests when he was asked to return to KSVC to continue his weekly program “Musical Masterpieces.”

Sunday mornings on KSVC, from 9:00-10:00 am,  you can steal hear this show today.

Gentry still composes his own script on a manual typewriter and prerecords this program for the weekly broadcast.

Mid-Utah Radio owner Doug Barton calls Gentry “a beloved and treasured member of the community. He is a local ‘rock star’ in the community.”

In 2014, Gentry was honored as the Grand Marshal of Richfield’s 4th of July parade.

Utah Broadcasters Association president Michele Zabriskie says Gentry “is a natural for such an honor.”

Zabriskie explained the UBA has polled stated broadcast associations across the country and none reported any current on-air broadcaster anywhere near Gentry’s age.

This presentation is slated for 7:00 pm in the downstairs portion of the Sevier County Courthouse, located at 250 N. Main in Richfield.