Longtime broadcaster and emergency communications leader dies

Longtime broadcaster and emergency communications leader dies

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Charlie Broomhead, who viewers and listeners of KFDA television and radio and KPUR radio shared hours with, died Sunday, Aug. 28.

Broomhead started in broadcasting in 1955 at Channel 10 as a cameraman before moving on to KFDA radio which later changed to KPUR, on the morning show "Jay, Mike, Charlie and Granny," according to a news release.

He eventually co-hosted a morning show on Q107 radio and served as station manager.

After retirement, he shifted gears to serve as executive director of the newly formed Potter-Randall County Emergency Communications District.

"Charlie felt his greatest accomplishment was the implementation of Phase I and II of wireless 9-1-1 calls and the development of the Geographic Information System," according to the news release from the district.

Services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, in the First Baptist Church chapel at 1208 S. Tyler St.

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