60 years in Hereford     1948-2008


     Pete Madrigal Jr. is Hereford's 44th Father of the Year. He has six children and six grandchildren and is maintenance supervisor at Deaf Smith County. 


  KPAN named Bea Noland Hereford's 43rd Pioneer of the Year on Memorial Day Weekend.  About 25 members of her family were on hand for the presentation at the 86th annual meeting of Mid-Plains Pioneer Association.





      Betty Lady is Hereford's 48th Mother of the Year. She and Wayne are the parents of three children and six grandchildren. 






To see photos of the KPAN wind machine build, click here.            To read the July 2008 Radio magazine article, click here.              To read the February 2009 Radio magazine article, click here.




Welcome to an on-line visit to the Texas Panhandle, where the people are genuine, the ground meets the sky in an unbroken line and the wind is called Mariah Carey. Or on some days there are other names for the wind. Where cows outnumber people 10 to 1. Where malcontents and ne'er-do-wells are still allowed daily access to loaded sidearms and live microphones. Where you can still be home on the range. Where the land is flat and the deck is stacked and the ladies.....are angels. Where money talks and men are real men and the livestock are.....real nervous.                                                                         

          Cruise around this old-timey website to learn more about Hereford and the complex inner workings of a powerhouse broadcasting giant like KPAN. Peek behind the curtain at The Old Philosopher, Clint Formby. Visit the websites of KPAN Sponsors. Check out the Hereford Whitefaces at Sports. Catch up on the latest stuff on the KPAN TableGram, shop the Trading Post, or check precip at Weather.

         When the little radio station went on the air in 1948, the army barracks you see at the left was home to a simple studio and a handful of folks who were excited about bringing the latest technology to Hereford. Now, with the fourth generation of the Formby family clicking keyboards to put KPAN on the Internet, we are still excited about the latest technology to bring radio's one-to-one communication to you, our on-line listener. KPAN still has much of the original vision of 1948, a full-service radio station for a community, daily providing music, sports, advertising, journalism, weather, ag info, opinion, markets and fun for Hereford -- and now for you, wherever you choose to log on. 

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