May 19, 2016 at 9:41 pm #19999Craig_AdamsParticipant
Craig Singletary did so much in his radio career, it’s hard to cover everything he accomplished. Below, was found during research, followed by the McMinnville Newspaper Obit.
In 1946 Craig was part of the Portland Junior Symphony, playing the cello and later did some broadcasting on KBPS. In June 1949 Singletary graduated from Grant High School with a scholarship to Lewis & Clark College. In 1951-52 Craig was serving in the U.S. Air Force in Fairbanks, Alaska and broadcasting on AFRS.
In June 1954 after graduating from Lewis & Clark College he joined the air staff at KMCM McMinnville as Sports Director, broadcasting McMinnville High School Grizzlies football & basketball games, plus he was newscaster on daily at 12 noon & 6pm, and a sales accountant.
Craig held many titles over the years at KMCM. In 1955 he became KMCM News Director as well as continuing as Sports Director. In 1956 Craig added a third title, KMCM Program Director.
In September 1956 Craig Singletary began broadcasting Linfield College Wildcats football games for the next 10 years. In 1958 Craig E. Singletary was offered a part-time faculty position at Linfield College to teach mass communication and speech.
In October 1959 Singletary was given the over all title of KMCM Director of Operations. In 1959 Craig was doing morning drive on KMCM 6-9am with his show “The Singletary Affair.” In September 1960 Craig joined the Linfield faculty full-time and “The Singletary Affair” was reduced an hour, 6-8am.
Also in Fall 1960 Craig founded the Linfield carrier current station KLIN Radio. “I felt that it was one way to give the students practical experience,” Singletary said. In Spring 1961 Craig E. Singletary became KMCM Asst. General Manager.
On September 1, 1963 it was announced Craig Singletary, Asst. Professor of Speech at Linfield College, received his Master of Arts Degree in Speech from the University of Oregon. Also in Fall 1963 Craig was back as KMCM Sports Director again to Spring 1966.
On January 17, 1972 KSLC at Linfield College began operation and Craig E. Singletary was the founding General Manager. In 1993 he retired at Linfield.
Craig Everett Singletary
May 17, 2016
Obit in McMinnville News-Register newspaper.
April 14, 1931 – May 14, 2016
God called Craig Everett Singletary home on May 14, 2016, where he is now in the presence of his Savior. Craig was born April 14, 1931, and raised in Portland, Oregon, to William and Rita Singletary and older brother, Bill. He graduated from Grant High School, where he played the cello in the school symphony and the Portland Junior Symphony.
He attended Lewis & Clark College, majoring in speech communications. He received his master and doctorate degree from the University of Oregon. Craig started his work career with KMCM, the local radio station in McMinnville, Oregon.
In 1958, he started his career with Linfield College, where he taught speech and communications for over 33 years. While at Linfield, he created and chaired the Department of Communications and also established the first FM radio station on campus.
Craig was recognized as the “Voice of Linfield” for his 40 years of public announcing at the Linfield football games. He was inducted into the Linfield Sports Hall of Fame in 2001, and the annual high school speech tournament hosted by Linfield is named in his honor.
Craig (known by “Doc” or “Jack”) was respected and loved by many of his students. While on choir tour at Lewis & Clark College, Craig met Nancy Brown, and they were married for more than 50 years. They have four daughters, Carol, Diane, Linda and Marcia.
Upon retirement, Craig followed his passion for traveling and did video presentations of the places he visited all over the world. Winters were spent at Sky Valley, California.
Following the passing of Nancy, Craig was blessed to find love again with Fae, and they spent 8 1/2 wonderful years together. Craig’s favorite words of wisdom were “keep your options open.”
Craig was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Nancy; and brother, Bill. Craig is survived by his wife, Fae; his daughters, Carol Smith, Diane Brown (Victor), Linda Potter (Kevin) and Marcia Satterwhite (Mark); Fae’s children, Mike Brown (Debbie), Jaci Kennington (Jim) and Bill Brown; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 20, at McMinnville Covenant Church. Private interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery.
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