Dr. Clive Kinghorn, the only person to manage all of Texas Tech University's broadcast entities - KTXT-FM and KOHM-FM, later KTTZ-FM, passed away last month. He was 77.
Fondly remembered by many at Texas Tech and those in the Lubbock radio community as "Dr. Radio," Kinghorn was loved for his knack of bringing the community together.
Todd Chambers, the interim associate dean for undergraduate affairs and former colleague of Kinghorn's, said when Lubbock was in the process of obtaining an NPR affiliate station, Kinghorn was a prominent figure in the efforts.
A representative for the association will be visiting the Texas Tech campus in late February to assess Tech's Quality Enhancement Plan - in other words, to assess the quality of the education that students at Tech receive.
The Texas Tribune, an Austin-based publication that covers policy and politics in Texas, made the trek from Austin to Lubbock last week as a part of a statewide discussion that looks toward the next five years in public and higher education.