Collection contains photographs, several office newsletters generated by Mr. Flett, documents related to the quest for an F.C.C. license to broadcast, scripts, schedules and personal memorabilia.
Flett, Deane Roberts
Noel Memorial Library, Northwest Louisiana Archives at LSUS
College or university
2 linear feet
Still image and Text
Photographic print and Text document
Radio and Television broadcasting
Autobiographies, Business correspondence, Personal correspondence, Speeches, Periodicals, and Ephemera
Open for research
Copyright restrictions apply
Paper inventory or finding aid and Relational database
Deane Flett was a Shreveport television pioneer. Flett was born February 28, 1915 in Milbank, South Dakota. He graduated from Morningside College, Sioux City IA in 1938. Broadcasting was his passion and as a young boy in the Midwest, he'd listen to W.K. Henderson's "Hello World! Doggone Ya!" broadcast from the 50,000 watt KWKH radio station in Shreveport, Louisiana. When he returned from the war, he moved south in 1946 to join KWKH as a sports announcer. In 1953, he served as project manager who obtained the television license for KSLA TV, the first in the area. He worked at KSLA for eleven years, then moved to KTBS as station manager. Flett worked in the broadcasting business for thirty-five years, twenty-two of those in television in Shreveport. He died June 23, 2009.