When it comes to radio industry pioneers, Bruce Walton is a name not many people think of. If anything, his name may be better known among fans of the Dallas Cowboys. His brother, Bill Walton, is a professional basketball legend.
Yet, Walton is being remembered in San Diego for establishing one of the first stations to embrace “New Adult Contemporary” programming, later known as Smooth Jazz.
His death comes as a local independent weekly newspaper, citing unnamed sources, reports TEGNA is shopping its KFMB-AM & FM.