2018 - Media
Pam Dixon was born, in Des Moines, Iowa in May 1958. She graduated from Hoover High School and then attended the University of Iowa and Brown Institute of Broadcasting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Pam took her first radio job in North Dakota, but eventually returned to Des Moines and began a radio career that spanned over 30 years. After returning to Des Moines, she was first heard on KRNT and Q-102 in the early 1980s before starting a 10-year run on KLYF which ended in 1996. Pam then became the first female Iowa Cubs stadium announcer and was heard on a variety of radio and TV commercials.
In July 2008, KIOA Radio in Des Moines announced the addition of Pam to the KIOA morning show with current host, Maxwell Schaeffer. For nearly ten years she was a proud member of the KIOA morning radio team along with local partners, Iowa Rock & Roll Music Association Hall of Fame inductee Maxwell Schaeffer, and Amy Sweet who are still featured on KIOA every morning in Central Iowa.
In July 2017, at age 59, Pam Dixon died after a valiant battle with cancer that she fought for over ten years. In a tribute by KIOA Radio, it was noted that she loved being on the radio and sharing her story with listeners. It is believed that many cancer survivors have gained strength from Pam’s story that was lived out live over KIOA Radio for ten years.
Pam’s work and legacy will be remembered and honored through induction into the Iowa Rock & Roll Music Association Hall of Fame as a critical Rock & Roll Radio Personality.