LOGAN – Hall of Fame broadcaster Al Lewis signed off for the final time Friday, May 31st on KVNU radio after a 52 year career on the station. Lewis was joined on the broadcast by fellow KVNU veterans Paul Anderson (who used to work as an on-air announcer known as Paul Kane before transitioning into engineering) and Bill Walter.

Friday morning Cache County Executive David Zook also appeared on the program to declare an official proclamation for Lewis. The proclamation highlighted some of Lewis’s accomplishments over the years, including being inducted into the Utah Broadcasters Hall of Fame, calling over 1,000 Utah State Aggie games, hundreds of Logan High athletic events, serving as the public address announcer for demolition derbies over the years and more.

Proclamation for Al Lewis

Cache County Executive David Zook presented veteran radio broadcaster Al Lewis with a proclamation on Lewis’s final day of broadcasting on KVNU.

“I furthermore proclaim today, May 31, 2024, as Al Lewis Day throughout Cache County,” Zook said as he read the proclamation on-air, “and encourage all county residents to commemorate the day with expressions of gratitude and appreciation, and by tuning in to KVNU.”

Lewis received recorded messages from former football coaches Gary Andersen and Matt Wells, former players Jalen Moore and Gary Wilkinson, and others.

Near the end of the broadcast station owner Kent Frandsen appeared on the program to congratulate Al and share stories about when he first came to the market as a competitor and tried to get Al hired away (unsuccessfully). Eventually, Frandsen said, the only way to solve the Al Lewis problem was to buy the station.

“You always bring your A-game and you’re the consummate pro,” Frandsen declared. “I don’t know how we can adequately thank you for what you’ve done and the service you’ve provided to this community.”

Lewis became emotional at the end of the broadcast when he received a call from lifelong friend Brad Larsen. Lewis also thanked all the listeners, coworkers both past and present and the opportunity to do something he has loved.

“This turned into a full time love affair, other than Teresa, to be in the radio business,” Lewis exclaimed at the end of his broadcast. “I got a chance to do it. I wanted to do Utah State games like my parents’ friend Karl Klages who was doing the Merlin Olsen years of Aggie football and basketball, and my next door neighbor Reed Andreason was doing it when Wayne Estes was playing. So I just wanted to get into it to do games.”

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