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Robert Allingham

Robert “Bob” Allingham was born January 2, 1929 in Manhattan, Kansas to G. Robert Allingham, D.D.S. and his wife Polly Ann (Kelley). He graduated from Kansas State University. He met Virginia Stuart Bailey (Ginger) in St. Louis when he was a lieutenant in the Air Force. They married in Safford, AZ and were stationed in Germany during the Korean War.

After returning from Germany, he received his Masters degree from the University of Houston. He went to work at KTAR (now KPNX) moving up from director to Vice President of Programming and Station Manager. He retired after 36 years. He received numerous awards and is in the Arizona Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the NATAS Silver Circle Society.

Bob was an avid golfer and active in the Heard Museum Guild serving on the Guild Board, and as editor of the Guild newsletter, Artifacts. Robert passed away in 2016 at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife, Ginger, and his four children Charles, Michael (Carol), Robin (Cliff) Veasey, Elizabeth and his grandchildren.

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