Jim Helmke

September 21, 1947 - January 1, 2022


Liz Houston - Jim Helmke


Jim Helmke, Liz Houston, Morgan Hill and Group on the other side of the Control Room Glass


The photos were taken in 1966 at KBAT 680.

Jim was an engineer and I was on the air afternoons with Bob Sinclair.

Jim was very patient with and very helpful to this 16-year-old beginner.

Liz Houston Patranella


Editors Notes: Jim was The Voice of the Floresville Peanut Festival

Jim was a local weather expert in Wilson County.

Additionally Jim was known in the amateur radio community as KF5KYT.

Photo Credit: Liz Houston Patranella.

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