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Golden West Broadcasters Meeting Minutes and Business Records
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Golden West Broadcasters was a corporation founded by Gene Autry in 1964 for the purpose of managing his business interests. Autry, famous for being a musician and actor, was also a savvy business man, buying radio and television stations in the 1950s, and participating in other business ventures including real estate, toy production, and ownership of the Anaheim Angels baseball team. Golden West Broadcasters was an umbrella corporation Autry used to manage his various business interests in Arizona, California, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Washington states. This collection of binders contains meeting minutes and business records for Golden West Broadcasters and some of its properties from 1951-2000, including Golden West Baseball Company, Range Rider Productions, Incorporated, and SigAlert & Airwatch, Incorporated.
Orvon Gene Autry (September 29, 1907-October 2, 1988) was a legendary recording and movie star whose career spanned over 60 years in the entertainment industry. He established radio attention in 1929 as "Oklahoma's Yodeling Cowboy" and is still known as "The Singing Cowboy" for a career filled with musical and Western movie popularity. Autry gained a recording contract with Columbia Records in 1929, and soon after, performed on the National Barn Dance for radio station WLS in Chicago. Autry first appeared on screen in 1934 and popularized the musical Western up to 1953, starring in 93 feature films. He also pursued and excelled at other business ventures such as real estate, oil drilling, and ownership of the American League baseball team in California then called the Los Angeles Angels (currently known as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim).
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