KTWU Welcomes Betty Lou Pardue

Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2011 in KTWU News.

KTWU is pleased to welcome Betty Lou Pardue to the station as Assistant Director of Development. Betty Lou will coordinate the major and planned giving activities for local public television.

Betty Lou Pardue is a very familiar personality to viewers in northeast Kansas. She has a long distinguished career in local broadcasting including WIBW and KTKA television and WIBW, KTPK, and Cumulus Radio. For 15 years, Betty Lou has hosted and produced magazine format television programming.

Viewers will recognize Betty Lou as emcee for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Arthritis Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network and Topeka Volunteer Center telethons. For years she has acted as emcee for the Kansas Junior Miss Program and as television emcee for the Miss Kansas Pageant. For seven years she was a morning show, mid-day and afternoon drive radio personality and music director. She co-hosted the Kansas High School Scoreboard Show on the Kansas Radio Network and edited the “Pigskins & Hoops” sports magazine.

A Communication Arts graduate from Washburn University, Betty Lou is an experienced event coordinator and planner. She is Board Co-President of the Helping Hands Humane Society and serves on the Capital Campaign Committee. Betty Lou also has volunteered with the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and various other groups and organizations. She is on the Board of Trustees at Crestview United Methodist.

Broadcasting local public television for over 45 years, KTWU reaches viewers in eastern Kansas and portions of Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma. KTWU also broadcasts three distinct digital television signals: KTWU (PBS) in High Definition on Channel 11.1; KTWU/MHz Worldview on Channel 11.2; and KTWU ENHANCE on Channel 11.3.  KTWU is licensed to Washburn University and was the first public television station in the state of Kansas to begin broadcasting educational programming.