Alaska broadcasting pioneer Augie Hiebert passes away at 90

Alaska broadcasting pioneer Augie Hiebert died this morning in Anchorage. He was 90 years old. Hiebert started his Alaska broadcasting career in Fairbanks long before statehood. KTUU (Channel 2) general manager Al Bramstedt has known Hiebert all his life. He says Hiebert first came to Fairbanks in 1939 to build radio station KFAR and Bramstad’s father soon joined him there.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage