Harfield Weedin, vet radio and television director, producer and writer, died June 8 of undisclosed causes at his home in Boise, Idaho. He was 77.
Weedin’s career began in 1933 as a program director for radio stations in Texas.
While working for the CBS affiliate KTRH in Houston, Weedin wrote and co-produced the popular radio show “Dr. I.Q.”
In 1943, Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson hired Weedin to serve as VP and general manager of the future First Lady’s radio station, KTBC in Austin, Texas.
After his stint with the Johnsons, Weedin served in the Navy working for the Armed Forces Radio Service in Hollywood.
After the war he joined ABC, then known as the Blue Network, and wrote for numerous shows.
Segueing to TV in the 1950s, Weedlin co-produced “End of the Rainbow” for NBC.
In the early 1960s he went to KNX Radio and later became director of programming for the CBS Radio Network.
Weedin, who retired in 1982, was a past president of Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters.
Survived by his wife, Emily.