Longtime Radio Personality Hipp Dies at 75

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

SILVER CITY, NV - Services are set for this Saturday for Travus T. Hipp, who died last week at his home in Silver City. He was 75 years old and services and burial will be in Silver City.

Hipp was born Chandler Atchison Laughlin III to Chandler and Nan Curtis Laughlin in Berkeley, California. He graduated from Berkeley High School and Monterey Peninsula College and attended the University of California at Berkeley.

He became a radio star, working at the legendary album rock KSAN-FM in San Francisco as an investigative reporter in the early seventies, even being sent to cover the civil war in Yemen. But he also found a home in Reno, hosting talk shows on KOH-AM and KQLO-AM, and doing commentary on KTHX-FM. He became a member of the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and hosted the "Rawhide Reality Review," heard on stations around the country. He also wrote a regular column for the Sparks Tribune.

A strong union man, he once marched through downtown Reno with union members campaigning for hotel-casino worker rights. Politically, he was a Goldwater Republican.

The public remembrance will be at the Silver City Community Center at 385 High Street at 10:00 a.m, with a ceremony beginning at noon.

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Nevadalabor.com contributed to this report, and has a full obituary.


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