For four years, 1976-1980, David Butler contributed his services to KTRU, as well as the Thresher and Campanile. His most important KTRU contribution was the “Calendar.” At 7:00 pm, he ran down all of the events on and off campus, as well as provided weather forecasts and the daily food menu.
Only a small number of these calendar recordings have survived, i.e. were not recorded over. This is one of his final 7:00 pm broadcasts, which aired August 31, 1980.
Butler went on to work for the Houston Post as a Copy Editor and later was Assistant Managing Editor at Stars and Stripes. Sadly, Butler passed in 2000. After his death, the David L. Butler Memorial Fund was founded at Rice.
Image from the 1980 Campanile.