In memory of Nockey Willet

Today’s programming on KMFA is dedicated to the memory of Nockey Willet, our very first Chief Engineer who was instrumental in creating and launching this all-classical radio station for Austin back in 1967. Nockey was instrumental in forming and launching *all* of Austin’s public broadcasting stations.

It was Nockey who decided that the first piece of music to be played when KMFA took to the airwaves would be the William Tell overture, because Nockey wanted to pay tribute to the “Father of radio,” Lee DeForest, who played the overture during a historic 1907 transmission.

Today this station is a specific tribute to the legacy of this wonderful man. Thank you, Nockey. Your legacy lives on here at KMFA.

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