Just stumbled across this tribute to Gene Guthrie while doing a search for information on Salt Lake City radio. Gene got started in radio at age 15 working for a station in El Paso while he was still in high school, and he later worked at 1550/107.9 KRGO "Country Kargo" for nearly three decades. Gene Guthrie passed away on January 23, 2022. IIRC, Barry Wood, the current owner of the license for 1550 KMRI, submitted a request to the FCC to change the station's call letters to KRGO. I guess we'll find out if the FCC approved the change once 1550 finally returns to the air. The current STA for 1550 expires March 17, 2022.