Thanks For The Memories

This is a place to share memories and well wishes for Keith Martindale who has been the Voice of KVSI since 1966. Keith signed off and turned down his "mic" for the last time on July 31, 2018

Martindale began his radio career in 1957 after graduating from Pocatello High School. His gift of gab and pleasant sounding voice made him a natural for radio. His first on-air job was at KBLI in Blackfoot, Idaho. After short stints at KTLE-TV in Pocatello and KRDG Radio in Redding, California, Martindale moved his wife and young family to Montpelier, Idaho in 1966.

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Randy Wilkes
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Randy Wilkes

I remember very fondly my years on the air at kvsi. (1969 – 71, and 72-73). I can’t imagine driving into Montpelier and not hearing your voice. Thanks for the opportunity you gave me as a teenager and for so many years of service you gave to the Bear Lake valley.

Sandee Hulme Phokeerdoss
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Sandee Hulme Phokeerdoss

I remember going to the Miss Bear Lake Pageant practices with my mum and Keith was the MC, he just always made things fun, lots of jokes, laughter, what a Beautiful Voice.
Early morning KVSI, voice of Bear Lake echoed threw our home every morning, news, weather and sports.
You gave my Brother Brad his first radio DJ job, he loved working there, and I loved cruising Main Street to your playlists.🎵🎵🎵
Thank You Keith Martindale, enjoy your retirement ❤❤

Scott Kunz
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Scott Kunz

Well, my friend, it’s been many years of golden airwaves from the Voice of Southern Idaho. I remember when you arrived at KVSI the year after the station opened in July of 1965. I had been at the station from the beginning and was impressed with your experience and radio personality. You were an example for me for sure. Thanks for letting me be a part of the many years at KVSI. The valley will miss the sound of your voice at 6:00 in the morning and at high school sporting events. Keep your eye on the ball and out… Read more »

Bill and Nancy Hawkes eagle idaho
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Bill and Nancy Hawkes eagle idaho

Congrads that is a long time . I just did it to 61 years in the car business. Good luck in your comeing years.

Jarred Christensen
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Jarred Christensen

Thanks Keith. Tradio on the radio was always my favorite. Enjoy retirement.

DeAnn Schmid Stott
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DeAnn Schmid Stott

Congratulations on your retirement!

Hanny Martindale
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Hanny Martindale

We will miss your humor and good old home town radio. It was a pleasure to meet you when I won the mystery voice. You were taken back when I said my name was Martindale. You and Marilyn deserve to be able to do the things retirement allows you to do.
Enjoy and be safe.

Tricia Poulsen
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Tricia Poulsen

We will miss your voice and your personality! KVSI will not be the same without it! (But I will still keep listening) Thanks for the service that you provided to our little valley! We will always remember the real voice of KVSI! Congratulations and don’t be a stranger!

Steve Thompson
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Steve Thompson

You know I love you Keith. You never told me what to do. I was quite capable of making a fool of myself on my own, and you let me. While growing up as a young boy, I heard you and thought your were the greatest sound in the world. Wayne Brown told me he was leaving and wanted me to have his spot at KVSI. I thought he was crazy. He helped me make a demo tape, and you hired me. No matter how stupid I sounded and behaved, you never scolded me. In fact, you laughed and stood… Read more »