Homecoming may officially be over, but alumni continue to come home to Loras year round. Bill Bolster, a 1967 Loras graduate and former member of the Board of Regents, will be on campus Tuesday, Oct. 13. Bolster has had an impressive career in radio and television broadcasting and has been instrumental in helping Loras develop its stellar broadcasting program. He also spearheaded the fundraising efforts which allowed for construction of the Athletic and Wellness Center.
Bolster began his broadcast career as an announcer with KDTH Radio in Dubuque in 1965. His career took him to Waterloo, St. Louis and eventually to New York where he earned the title of president of WNBC, an NBC flagship television station. He rose through the ranks and was eventually appointed chairman and CEO of CNBC International.
He is credited with assembling the Iowa Television Network in the mid 1970s. This network broadcasts University of Iowa men’s basketball games.
This past June, Bolster was inducted into the Iowa Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame.
Bolster will be presenting to the following classes on Tuesday, October 13th:
·Dr. Matt Garrett’s “Sports Marketing & Promotions” | 8:00am-8:40am |Rohlman 143
·Dr. Craig Schaefer’s “Electronic Field Production” | 9:30am-10:50am |Alumni Campus Center | Arizona Room
·Dr. Eric Eller’s “LIFE Portfolio” | 2:00pm-3:20pm | Hoffmann 134
All are welcome and encouraged to attend. This is an incredible opportunity to learn how Bolster’s time at Loras shaped him personally and professionally. The college is grateful he is coming back to share his experiences with Loras students and faculty members.