Pete Smythe, who worked as a broadcaster at KOA radio and television from the 1940s through the 1960s and continued to record commercials into his 80s, died May 6 in Denver. He was 88.As a popular broadcaster on KOA radio, Smythe created East Tin Cup, a fictional small town replete with characters voiced by Smythe. Smythe was also known through his show on KOA-TV called “Smythe’s General Store” which also featured characters voiced by Smythe. Survivors include his wife, a daughter and two sons. Contributions may be made to Denver Kids Inc., 303-405-8266.