Eugene Peter O’Fallon
Born on October 21, 1890 in St. Louis, MO. In 1901 he moved to Denver with his mother, three sisters and brother after the death of his father. He married Kathryn M. Dunn on November 30, 1921 at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. His wife died in 1938, leaving five children. Gene died in 1963.
Gene attended national radio meetings as early as 1936 (to the family’s knowledge, maybe earlier). He was one of the founders of the National Association of Broadcasters.
Gene brought television to Denver when KFEL-TV signed on in 1952. Not allowed to operate studio facilities until the permit was secured, Gene opened the KFEL Television School – and taught cameramen, directors, engineers, and other broadcast professionals. What the FCC didn’t know was that the reverse side of the signs read, “KFEL-TV Studios.”