Kenneth Hatch

Business and community leader Kenneth L. “Ken” Hatch, died unexpectedly in Bellevue on Nov. 21 at the age of 82…In 1964 Hatch moved to Seattle when KSL’s parent company, Bonneville International Corp., purchased KIRO Inc…As KIRO’s president, CEO and chairman, Hatch oversaw KIRO’s local broadcast properties, including KIRO-TV, AM, FM for three decades, later adding KING FM and AM to the mix. Hatch also served as senior vice president of Bonneville, overseeing 20 television and radio properties nationally. He was president of Bonneville Music Service, providing radio music programming internationally. And he was president of Bonneville’s Torbet Radio.As KIRO’s CEO, Hatch was a familiar face throughout the Northwest, well-known for his frequent on-air editorials. SEATTLE BUSINESS JOURNAL

Author: Jason Remington

Creator, Admin, & Editor of QZVX, former broadcaster at KTOY FM/Tacoma, KVAC/Forks , KDFL/Sumner, KTTX & KWHI FM/Brenham (TX), KONP/Port Angeles, KBAM/Longview, KJUN/Puyallup, KRPM FM/Tacoma, KAMT/Tacoma, KASY/Auburn, KBRD FM/Tacoma, KTAC/Tacoma, KMTT FM/Tacoma, and KOOL FM/Phoenix. -- Airchecks

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