Faded Sandpaper

George Kay

George graduated from Dickinson Central High School in North Dakota and joined the Navy. In 1955 he started at the American Institute of the Air, an broadcast journalism school in Minneapolis. In 1956 he got his first production job at WIGM Radio in Medford, Wisconsin. In 1957 he moved to KRFO Radio in Owatonna, Minnesota, but moved back the same year to Dickinson and KDIX Radio & Television. In 1966 he made the move to Casper and started at KTWO, where he remained for the next 38 years. He initially served as a reporter and anchor, then started do sports. In 1972 he became new director. In 1980 he moved over to Sports as an anchor.

In 1993 he was given the Distinguished Service Award by the S=Wyoming Coaches Hall of Fame. In 1997 he was inducted in the NATAS Silver Circle Society. He retired from broadcasting in 2004.

George met his wife Marge when they were both working at KDIX, where George was a DJ and weatherman. Marge and George married on January 4, 1958 in Trotters, North Dakota and to this marriage two children, Lynne and Mark, were born. George’s career led the family to Casper where he took a position at KTWO TV & Radio in 1966. While George is the face everyone remembers, Marge was the driving force behind his success. She was very proud of him and his accomplishments and never missed a single broadcast. Marge Kronschnabel, 82, a long-time resident of the Casper, Wyoming area, died, January 22, 2020 at her home. George still lives in Casper, Wyoming.

© Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 2020

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