Allan Page

Monday, July 24, 2006

Pioneer broadcaster Allan Page passed away May 18, 2006 on Maui, Hawaii after a brief illness. He was born June 4, 1917 in Eldorado, Kan. and attended Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg, Kan., where he began his broadcasting career at KOAM in 1937.

During his long career he worked for radio stations in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. At KOMA in Oklahoma City he produced "The Oklahoma Roundup" a daily country-western variety show fed to the CBS radio network. He also was color commentator for Oklahoma University football with play-by-play sportscaster Curt Gowdy.

He became manager and part owner of KGWA Enid, Okla. in 1955. Later he acquired full ownership and was responsible for establishing two new stations in Oklahoma - KRPT in Anadarko and KOFM in Enid.

He retired in 1994 to Holiday Island, where he enjoyed acting in Holiday Island Theater Guild and Eureka Theater Company productions. He was a lay reader at St. James Episcopal Church in Eureka Springs, and while on Maui attended St. John's Episcopal Church in Keokea.

He was predeceased by his wife, Zolli, and is survived by two daughters: Patricia Page (R. Dale Long) of Pago Pago, American Samoa and Lynn Pratt Tubera of Maui; two grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.

A family service was held May 26 on Maui. A memorial service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Eureka Springs at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 24. The family welcomes everyone who knew Allan to attend a celebration of his life at 5 Pivot Rock Lane at Holiday Island from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday.