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Longtime Utah radio broadcaster dies

SALT LAKE CITY — Harold D. "Hal" Collipriest, 83, former Utah radio personality and radio station manager, died Feb. 15, 2010, of cancer.

He worked at many radio stations over the years, including serving as executive vice president of the Carmen Corp., which owned KLUB and KISN, and as general manager for KRGO.

Collipriest also served as president of the Utah Broadcasters Association and of the Utah Advertising Federation. He had worked as a disc jockey early in his career.

He served on many boards, as well.

An East High School and University of Utah graduate, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, Collipriest entered the U.S. Air Force and graduated from the Air War College, Air University, and achieved the rank of colonel. He served as a senior intelligence officer and western area director of the Intelligence Reserve Forces, Air Force Intelligence Service. Among his military decorations were the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.

He also served two missions to Nauvoo, Ill., for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Funeral services will be Saturday noon at the Bonne?ville 1st Ward, 1535 E. Bonneview Drive, Salt Lake City. Friends may call prior to services from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Burial will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

— Lynn Arave