Broadcaster Frosty Fowler has passed on

1090 KING Morning man Frosty on air at the Space Needle

With great sadness we have just learned that retired Seattle personality Frosty Fowler has passed away at age 96 at his home in Poulsbo with his wife Sue at his side.  This news comes to us via Jerry Berg of Bothell:

Frosty had been fighting various health issues and was well on the way to recovery. He had lived for years in Poulsbo and was able to go walking and visit with all his friends along the way. Always smiling and always interviewing everyone he met. In the near future there will be a memorial service. I will pass on any information. 

Frosty use to organize a meeting about every six months with Seattle radio personalities and staff. I do not have any contact information on those folks as Frosty did everything with his yellow pad and real phone calls. But, there are some folks that are still around that may be able to help. I have names only. Les Fitzpatric, Bill Brubaker (KOMO TV news anchor),  Mark Wayne and Bob Adkins. Your input here will be appreciated. I have never met anyone who loved the Lord more than Frosty. What a roll model and mentor he will always be to me! Please forward this message to anyone you know that knew and loved Frosty and ask them to contact me to get on the “Frosty” mailing list: jbprod@comcast.net
On air at 1230 KFIO Spokane
Frosty Fowler’s on air resume included KFIO Spokane, KLOQ Yakima, KING-AM and his most recent gig was at 820 KGNW.
Frosty’s morning show promo for 1390 KLOQ Yakima

Author: Mike Cherry

retired broadcaster: on-air, MD, PD, asst PD, Prod Mgr, IT, station technician/engineer, pioneer Internet webcaster, station installation/maintenance; 12 years in commercial radio, 17 years volunteer in campus/community radio in B.C., Alberta & Wash. Amateur radio operator & "DXer" specializing in AM night-time DX, short-wave DX/listening & remote SDR DXing/listening

4 thoughts on “Broadcaster Frosty Fowler has passed on

  1. I remember that Frosty was broadcasting from the Space Needle, in the Spring of 1965, when the last truly large earthquake hit…he kept it together, and described how the Needle was flexing a few feet, back and forth, during the event…what a weird thrill that must have been!…Otherwise though, I found him to be a little too “vanilla” in his on-air persona, and he usually was working for the softer, MOR stations, I was busy listening to KJR, KOL FM, etc. but he, and Larry Nelson, had a lock on that type of programming…both are deservedly legendary.

  2. Back in the 80s, when KCPQ channel 13 was brand new (not even a Fox affiliate yet) Frosty would present his collection of Shirley Temple films and 1940s
    music “soundies” early every Sunday morning. Even though I was a working musician and night owl then, I never missed the show.

  3. Frosty Fowler was precious, if not for Frosty, I would not have been able to buy my house. He was working at Shoreline Savings & Loan (Lake City) at the time. I told im my plans, how I would make the payments. He was adorable and said “I think you are going to get your loan.”

    My house is paid for now and rents in SNAP. He believed in me when others didn’t.

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