George Klein Establishes Scholarship

Longtime radio and TV celebrity George Klein, who also was a friend of Elvis Presley, has established a scholarship at the College of Communication and Fine Arts at the University of Memphis. Recipients of the scholarship, for which Klein donated $50,000, must be full- or part-time undergraduates majoring in broadcast communication. The first award will be made in the fall 2004 semester. Klein hosted the popular WHBQ television show, "Talent Party," which ran in the 1960s and '70s. He now works as a host at the Horseshoe Casino Tunica. Klein's Christmas charity show and auction provided funding for the scholarship. The show featured such talent as Jerry Lee Lewis, The Righteous Brothers, the Bar-Kays, Black Oak Arkansas, Dr. John, and Blood, Sweat and Tears.
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Robert Nelson (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2004report abuse
G.K. could be an acronym for Good and Kind. I recall our meeting briefly during one of those Elvis In Canada meeting in Niagara Falls during frosty January 1986. Congratulations George and nice touch promoting an industry which all musicians appreciated, including Elvis, and of course, an industry which nutured on of local radio Memphis's finer airwave personalities. Peace, Love and best wishes to you George for years to come.
Steve Grayson (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 16, 2004report abuse
Congratulations to Mr. G.K. on the scholarship that he has achieved . as we know he supported Elvis, thru out his career. He was a great friend, of Elvis and he was with Elvis , thru the 50s, 60s and 70s. He went to the same school as Elvis along with Red West etc. he was there from the beginning to the end. At Elvis funeral , he was a pall bearer and he carried the coffin where Elvis was put to rest . So once again - congratulations to G.k. all the best wishes to him and his family.

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