The Nevada Broadcasters Association, which will dedicate its 19th Annual Hall of Fame Scholarship Gala to honoring the memory of longtime broadcaster, philanthropist and education advocate, the late Jim Rogers. The Saturday, 8/9 gala will recognize excellence in radio and television broadcasting.
Three years ago, Rogers was given the NBA Lifetime Achievement Award. He established Valley Broadcasting Company in 1971. In 1979, he won FCC approval to operate NBC affiliate KORK-TV (renamed KVBC in 1980 and KSNV-DT in 2010), Channel 3 and the Sunbelt Communications Company (now Intermountain West Communications Company) was formed. Rogers expanded IWCC’s reach to include other stations in Arizona, Idaho, Montana, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming, most of which are NBC affiliates.
A Jim and Beverly Rogers Scholarship Fund has also been created; it will be awarded for the next five years.