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Melinda's Garden Moments

Message from the General Manager of KIXE-TV

As we celebrate this golden anniversary for 50 years of broadcasting in the north state, I can't help but reflect with gratitude on those individuals whose vision and foresight birthed the idea for an educational television station. From its inception in 1954, it took this intrepid group of people 10 years to lay the foundations that would on October 5, 1964 result in KIXE-TV, Ch. 9 going on the air.

I have had the distinct privilege to be a part of this station for over 35 years. I have witnessed for all these years, the integrated efforts of thousands of individuals, civic organizations and businesses whose contributions and involvement have moved this station forward through the decades in our goal to achieve broadcasting excellence with cultural, entertaining and educational programs.

We continue today, to pursue the vision of those pioneers to educate, enlighten and entertain, and as we honor the visionaries of the past, I also wish to express my deepest appreciation to all of you who have partnered with us with your support.

"Thank you" are simple words to say, but they are most sincerely expressed.

Michael J. Lampella
General Manager & CEO