Dorothy Stimson Bullitt purchases future KING radio in 1947.

  • By HistoryLink Staff
  • Posted 6/17/2001
  • Essay 3375

In 1947, Dorothy Stimson Bullitt (1892-1989) purchases a small Seattle radio station with almost no listeners. She arranges a swap for the call letters KING and within a few years expands it into one of the finest broadcasting empires in America.

Sources: the Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History, "Bullitt, Dorothy Stimson (1892-1989)," (by Mildred Andrews),

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