Broadcaster Gene Autry birthday September 29


Orvon Grover Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998), better known as Gene Autry, was an American performer who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on the radio, in movies and on television for more than three decades beginning in the 1930s. When his acting and singing career came to an end, Gene Autry was just getting started. He invested his money well, and was one of the wealthiest men in California, with an estimated worth of over $100 million. He formed Golden West Broadcasting, and owned the KTLA-TV studios (Channel 5) and KMPC radio for many years, Autry was also owner of the Los Angeles/California Angels Major League Baseball team from 1961 to 1997. In 1982, he sold Los Angeles television station KTLA for $245 million. He also sold several radio stations he owned, including KSFO in San Francisco, KMPC in Los Angeles, KOGO in San Diego, and other stations in the Golden West radio network.

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