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Broadcasters mourn loss of Charles J. Hunt

Pioneer Broadcaster Charles J. Hunt passed away on April 16. He was 94.

Services are set for Monday, April 23 at the Memorial Oaks Funeral Home (13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079).

Hunt was hired as an engineer for KLEE-TV, owned by hotelier W. Albert Lee, in 1948. 

He helped KLEE-TV sign on the air in 1949, only three month's behind WBAP-TV Dallas-Fort Worth (now KXAS-TV).  KLEE-TV was the first television station in Houston and one of only 12 television stations in the United States. 

The station carried programming from all four networks of the day - NBC, CBS, ABC and DuMont. After a year, former Governor Bill Hobby and his wife purchased the station and changed the call letters to KPRC-TV.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Samaritan’s Purse: P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

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