Radio history - White Mountain Independent

Gregory Michael Woodworth, known to most people as “Mike,” was born in McNary into a radio family. His father was Searcy J. “Woody” Woodworth from Oklahoma, and his mother, Dorothy Woodworth, from Athens, Texas. He had an older brother, Gary Steven Woodworth, all who did radio and wanted to do radio, but not Mike. “Woody” Woodworth was born in 1921 in Oklahoma, growing up in the Great Depression and World War II eras. Woodworth was a ground radio operator for American Airlines in Fort Worth, Texas, from 1942 to 1944, a flight radio operator for Consolidated-Vultee Airlines in San Diego from 1944 to 1945, and Pan American Airways, San Francisco, from 1945 to... Woody also did voice-over and TV work while in Colorado. Mike actually saw an old Colorado newspaper article which featured his dad which said, “Woody on Wax. Woody loved radio. He had applied for a license in Show Low for a 250-watt station, KVWM 1050, and he got it. He rented property on White Mountain Road from the U. S. Forest Service, 15. 8 acres to be exact, and on May 17, 1957, Woody’s “Wake up to Music” show was... Woody was now a bona fide radio station owner. Source: