Ray Hoffstetter - 2011

Ray Hoffstetter joined KSD-TV as a stagehand in February, 1948, when the station was only a year old.  He moved up through the positions of film crew sound man, film cameraman, video cameraman and creative services tape editor. His video of Lou Brock’s record-setting stolen base is used in the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown. Ray’s shooting assignments included Operation Desert Shield, riding on the Battleship Missouri to the Pearl Harbor 50th anniversary, Hurricane Camille, the Knoxville World’s Fair, Baseball and Football Hall of Fame inductions, and Presidential interviews. Even after retirement in 1992, Hoffstetter continued with KSDK working with the station’s video archives.