Dann Shively Interview: Pilot of the Airwaves
SacTV.com "Video of the Day" review by
Alex Cosper on Feb. 6, 2012
This video kicks off the first of five interviews with Dann Shively, who worked as a Pilot reporting
on Sacramento traffic for KCRA TV and Radio. Dann confirms that KCRA was the first radio and TV station in town to
regularly report on news from the sky. KCRA's sister radio station formerly under Kelly Broadcasting
was 1320 AM, which was first called KCRA then in the 1980s it became Tribune Broadcasting's KGNR and was a vibrant news force.
Dann joined KCRA AM in 1972 at first to produce morning radio news then to report on news from the sky for KCRA.
In 1979 the TV station purchased its first copter, which Dann used for live televised traffic reports.
Dann had gained flying experience while serving in the military in the late sixties, which prepared him
for decades of traffic reporting. This video series of five brief interviews produced by Joe-G reflects on Dann's career as one of
Sacramento's longest running local media figures who saw Sacramento evolve from the broadest of perspectives.
Dann retired from KCRA in the summer of 2011 but maintains exciting memories of his extensive career.
Although he spent time at several stations, he enjoyed the most consistency and longevity with KCRA,
Sacramento's most watched TV station.
Dann Shively Intervew (Part 1): Pilot of the Airwaves
Dann Shively Intervew (Part 2): Early Radio Days
Dann Shively Intervew (Part 3): Helicopter Stories
Dann Shively Intervew (Part 4): Live TV Reporting
Dann Shively Intervew (Part 5): Sacramento Traffic
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