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Burt Myron Goodman

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Burt Myron Goodman, a long time figure in Arizona broadcasting, died Monday in Phoenix, he was 63. Well known throughout the broadcasting industry, Burt served as on air talent in Princeton, NJ with WHWH and WHAT in Trenton, NJ where he met and married Jane Aileen Reinfeld; later moving to Phoenix, AZ with their infant daughter.  In Phoenix, Burt served various positions with KYND, KNIX, KUPD, KPHO – TV, KRIZ, KOOL, and KARZ. While serving as News Director for KARZ, Burt and his staff received numerous awards and accolades from the Arizona Associated Press Broadcaster Association. Burt joined the Associated Press in 1982 as the Lead Broadcast Writer before moving into sales as a Broadcast Executive serving the southwest territory.  Several years later, Burt returned to his first love, writing, and served as a staff writer for the Associated Press until his retirement in 1995.  Burt is survived by his wife Jane, daughter Sharon, son Allen, grand-daughters Katherine and Taylor, and younger brother Richard.  A memorial service will be held at 1:30pm, Saturday, December 1, 2007 at Messinger Indian School Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale, AZ.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that a donation be made to the American Stroke Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 30, 2007
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