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Walt Shaw
CBS RADIO Sacramento
5244 Madison Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841




2005 TO DATE
Public Affairs – FCC Compliance Director for CBS Stations KNCI-KHTK-KZZO-KYMX & KSFM.
1995 – 2005
News Director for KNCI. On air as Uncle Walty on the Pat and Tom Show.
1992 – 1995
Broadcast Sales, highest grade in Sacramento Sales Media for the Certified Radio Marketing Consultant Test conducted by the Radio Advertising Bureau.
1985 – 1992
News Director for KRAK. This station’s format and call letters changed from country to sports talk with the new call letters KHTK. Also covered legislative broadcast news.
1975 – 1985
Program Director and disc jockey. During this period KRAK was Country Station of the Year three times and I was named Billboard Magazine Program Director of the Year in 1981. Awards were presented in Nashville.
1971 – 1995
Farm Broadcaster and director of farm sales, produced an hour long farm broadcast six days a week. This was in addition to my other duties.
1959 – 1971
D.J. and Production Manager for KRAK, produced and coordinated radio sales and
managed two production locations, one in Stockton the other in Sacramento. My early shows were broadcast from the KRAK transmitter in Stockton.
1956 - 1959
Worked as a disc jockey at KXLA Pasadena while attending Pasadena City College and for two years KSCO in Santa Cruz. Joined KRAK as a D.J. in 1959.
1970 – 1977
Freelance staff announcer part time at KXTV, News 10, in Sacramento. Producer and Host of Focus on Farming. Stage emcee for Country Music Shows. This work continued into the 90’s at station sponsored events.
Automotive writer and member of the Western Automotive Journalists Association. My
Test driving reviews included on track, street and off road driving. Recorded radio and television commercials, voice over for industrial video and slide presentations by-line writer for the California Grower Magazine, Elk Grove Citizen Newspaper, Horizon Magazine, Sacramento County Magazine and automotive writer for the Senior Advocate Newspaper in Reno and Apple Valley/Palm Springs in Southern California.

2008 City of Sacramento Certificate of Achievement and City Council Award for the betterment of Sacramento’s Economic, Cultural and Aesthetic development.
2008 Distinguished Service Award, California State University Alumni Association for outstanding academic and community service.
2007. 2006, 2005 Award of Excellence for best broadcast California State Fair.
2001, 2003 and 2006 best radio interview Inter-national Association of Fairs and Expositions.
2002, best broadcast for agriculture Western Fairs Association and Best Radio Veteran, Sacramento Magazine.
Fred O. Summer Fellowship Lions Club Sight Association Award. Union Gospel
Mission Award for being the Chairperson of the Thanksgiving Dinner.
2000 Grand Marshall of The Carmichael Independence Day parade.
California Department of Education Distinguished Service.
Lifetime honorary membership in the Northern California Police Officers Association.
State Star Reporter Journalist Award.
My wife, Terry, and I received the Distinguished Couple Award, Tierra del Oro Girl Scouts.
Best News Award Associated Press.
Third Place for Best news California State Fair.
Police and Fire Department Award for their Annual Football Game.
Army National Guard Recruiter Award, United Way, United Cerebral Palsy, Camp Fire, Metropolitan Industry Education Council, Knight of the Year, Northern California Knights of Columbus and Mexican American Hall of Fame Sports Association Award.

California Agricultural News Person of the Year, Farm Bureau Federation.
National Cattlewomen Silver Cow Bell Award,
California Cattlemen Association Media Person of the Year.
Honorary State and National American Farmer Degree, Future
Farmers of America (FFA), Farm Broadcaster of the Year, National Association of Farm Broadcasters.
Service awards from 4-H and FFA, Sacramento Valley Land Owners Association, California FFA Foundation Chairman Award, between 2001 and 2006, four Best radio interview awards from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions with attendance over a million and the Quest for Food Award for the voice of Sir Farms-A-Lot at the California State Fair.

President of the Sacramento Valley Broadcasters Association 2001 to present.
President of the Valley Broadcast Legends 2006 to 2011. VBL President Emeritus and Ex Officio Board Member.
California FFA Foundation Past Chair current board member.
Agricultural Advisory Board member, California State Fair.
Member of the Western Automotive Journalists Association. Discovery Museum Board
Member Ag-In The Classroom, Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th degrees.

Past membership includes: Tierra del Oro Girl Scouts, National Association of Farm Broadcasters, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, National Agri-Marketing Association Past President, Agricultural Teacher Committee, U. C. Davis


BA in Communication Studies, California State University, Sacramento.
Post Graduate classes in the CSUS Graduate Program.
Cosumnes River College, two years Agricultural Studies.
Pasadena City College. AA Degree.
Graduate, Radio and Television Operational School Burbank, California.
FCC First Class and General Broadcast License.
Certified Radio Marketing Consultant (CRMC) Radio Advertising Bureau.

Eight years in the U.S. Navel Reserve. Limited Active Duty but on training exercises worked on the Ship’s newspaper and was a writer at the San Francisco Navy Public Affairs Office. Honorable Discharge.
Birth Date November 9, 1936.
Married to my wife, Terry, since 1958. Three children and five grandchildren. I also serve as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister and Minister to the Ill at St. Paul Catholic Church in Florin.
last edited 5 May 2013