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After working for five years as a dj at Dick Van Dyke's KXIV
Radio, Preston Westmoreland started a 26 year career at KTAR, and
one of the most popular radio shows in Arizona, interviewing over
27,000 newsmakers and celebrities. Twice-nominated to the Radio Hall
of Fame in Chicago and also inducted into the Arizona Broadcaster's
Hall of Fame. Here's a collection of his favorite interviews
and TV appearances. Thanks for enjoying them!
(above left) Sheriff Joe Arpaio swears in Preston as a
Special Deputy Captain in the posse.
(photo, above right) Preston displays the Marconi Award, radio's
"Oscar", for Best Large Market Radio Personality in the US . Both presentations happened within the
hour, on his 25th anniversary on the air. The Tribune newspaper
also ran a front page story on the talk show host in their Sunday
Edition that week as well.
(above left) Unprecedented 2 page feature on Preston's 20th
Anniversary (photo, right) Flying Magazine
selected Preston as their centerfold for flying, as an example of how an
airplane is used for business and pleasure. The shoot was done by noted
National Georgraphic photographer James Sugar, who also photographed
actor Christopher Reeves for the same section.
Voted by Talkers Magazine in the Top 100 Talk
Show Hosts in the nation, six times in a row!
Preston and his long-time co-worker at KTAR
Radio, Pat McMahon. Pat introduced Preston to the audience for
the induction ceremonies into the Arizona Broadcaster's Hall of Fame,
during a special dinner at The Buttes Marriott Resort, in October, 2009.
was added to the Hall of Fame
other Arizona broadcasters like Hugh Downs, Steve Allen, Al McCoy "voice of
the Phoenix Suns", Bill Heywood and Buck Owens. (photo, above right) During the Diamondbacks World Series year,
Preston got to throw out the first pitch out twice. Preston insisted
the speed of his pitch get clocked! But notice on the
scoreboard, the staff making fun of his 47 mile-an-hour throw! See more
photos by clicking on the button at the top of the page.
Over the years. Paul Harvey mentioned the Westmoreland's survival
videos, Stay Alive! along with some of their other programs. Click on
the "Paul Harvey Comments" button to hear some of his many thoughts.
See a sample of Preston's audio and video
by clicking below. See more about Preston's voice-over company,
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After one of my last radio broadcasts, being interviewed by Bill Heywood
on KFNN Radio in November, 2004. Bill is pictured (above left) with our
radio producer, David Moskowitz. After much encouragement from
Bill after I left KTAR, we both had signed up to enter real estate
together the next month, with Russ Lyon Realty and went
through the same orientation class together. Hear Bill interview
me on KTAR, when I was in China here:
Pat McMahon and Preston were reunited after 25 years, in January, 2012,
after the death of Bill Heywood for a special broadcast (see below).
What a difference 25 years makes but we never forgot the pose! Photo
below left, original KTAR hosts and producers at the planning meeting
for the Bill Heywood tribute, from left to right, producer Diane
Bonilla, Jay Lawrence, Michael Dixon and Pat McMahon. Below right,
during the actual broadcast, which was carried on a radio network to
stations in Arizona and Utah, and also recorded on tv. Jeff Scott,
longtime KTAR news director is on the left, followed by Tim Hattrick and
Bruce Kelley. It was Bruce's first time back on the radio in 12 years,
my first time back on KTAR Radio in six years.
Listen to the podcast of the broadcast, follow the link here:
Entire member of the broadcast crew and friends assembled after the
special two-hour broadcast that was aired twice on KTA Radio.
One of the friends later photo-shopped this picture and put in another
photo of Bill. Many of us felt he was there with us all along!
Preston is frequently called on to showcase memorable homes in the
Phoenix market for television.
above left, Preston and Diane Ryan tour an adobe home and hangar on the
runway at Carefree Skyranch for Fox10's "Cool House" feature.
Above right, CBS 5's Katie Baker and crew with Preston on the summit of
a private 75 acre mountain with a mansion. Channel 5 described it as
Phoenix's Greatest Real Estate Deal! The home was later sold with 54
acres in a short sale for $ 3.8 million dollars and was Cave Creek's
biggest sale in over 7 years.
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