Broadcasters Mourn Loss of Ken Laneposted on 3.31.2021
Longtime Texas Broadcaster Ken Lane passed away on Jan. 23. He was 85.
After graduating from Haskell High School, Lane attended Texas Tech and then Midwestern State University - all the while operating the family farm.
He was active in the American Agriculture farm strike in 1978-1979.
On one of his trips to DC, he began to take action on an idea he had entertained while listening to the radio on his tractor: "Why can't Haskell have a radio station?"
With his determined effort, that idea took shape and in time he was awarded a construction permit for a 100,000 watt FM radio station in Haskell.
KVRP, the Voice of the Rolling Plains, went on the air April 8, 1981, and has served as a regional station since that day.
In 1995, he launched into Ag Producers Radio Network in Lubbock and later that year helped form All Sports Radio Network to broadcast Texas Tech sports.
Lane served on the Texas Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors for 12 years and almost NEVER missed a TAB Convention.
He was known as the champion of Small Market Radio...the guy who had a station with a big signal in a small town.
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