Arch Andrews(Photo: Tim Prunk)
KUSA – Richard Dean “Arch” Andrews, a pioneering broadcaster who was seen on the 9NEWS program “Wildlife Reports” for 17
years, died peacefully in his sleep Saturday.
He was 87.
Arch was born on Feb. 6, 1928 in Minneapolis. Before starting a career in TV and radio, he served in the Marine Corps.
His broadcasting career took him from Omaha to KICN in Denver. In 1959, he became the program director at KTLN, as well as an on-air personality.
He later took on a job as the chief of public affairs at the Division of Wildlife. In this position, he appeared on the 9NEWS program “Wildlife Reports” for 17 years.
Arch is survived by his loving wife, Bev, two sons, two daughters and four stepchildren.
Arch and Bev have 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren between them.
A celebration of life will be held on Feb. 6 – what would have been Arch’s 88th birthday – at the Riverwalk Clubhouse at 2751 W. Riverwalk Cir. in Littleton from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be sent to the International Order of Rocky Mountain Goats.
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