EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Board of Supervisors Tuesday honored KXO radio broadcaster George L. Gale for over 20 years of dedicated news service of informing the Imperial Valley community.
Gale was born in Los Angeles, but at a very young age his family relocated to Mexicali, Baja California where Gale learned about diversity and became fluent in the Spanish language, allowing him to immerse himself in the Mexican culture.
Gale began his radio broadcaster career and debuted at KOZN-FM in Imperial and eventually moved on to radio Station KROP-AM in 1992 where he worked as a part-time employee.
In 1995 due to his hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm, Gale became a full-time employee in KXO Radio.
“We have been so fortunate, and George is really an example of having some outstanding members of our staff and George has certainly been a representative of that,” said Gene Brister, co-owner of KXO Radio. “It’s a touching moment today having the board honor his long-term investment of informing the general public on what is going on at the Board of Supervisors.”
“George has presented the information fairly and accurately and that is not often the case of the media,” said Carroll Buckley, co-owner of KXO Radio.
Having an interest in local events and politics, Gale began covering the Imperial County Board of Supervisor meetings as well as the Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors meetings, keeping the community up-to-date.
“I’ve known George since the ’80s when we worked in the same field, however he’s more famous than me,” said John Renison, D-1 supervisor. “He’s done a great job keeping our community informed and I commend him for it.”
Gale said he was extremely grateful for his employers as well as the community who tune into his broadcasts.
“I would like to thank everybody for listening and I’m ready to go for twenty more,” said Gale.