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.
Source: Google / Updated: Jan 16, 2004