With greatest regret Anjoman Sokhan in Northern California Announces the Passing of Iraj Gorgin
Iraj Gorgin: 1935-2012
A pioneer and founder of several Iranian radio and television programs in Iran and The United States. He was the first managing director of Radio Azadi in Prague, (Now Radio Farda) , after moving to The United States Mr Gorgin founded Radio OMID in Los Angeles and It was through the programs on this Radio that every weekdays Iranians were informed about the cultural activities and events in Los Angeles, and were introduced to many Iranian scholars, poets and authors visiting Los Angeles, or even those of living abroad. Mr Gorgin later on Channel 18 Television in Los Angeles, started an early morning news and interview programs.
Our condolences to Mrs Aazam Gorgin, Afshin Gorgin, The Family of Iranian Journalists, authors, Radio and Television personalities and his friends, and millions of Iranians across the world who knew him and were familiar with his work and personality. His Knowledge of Persian Art and literature along with a blessed beautiful voice, ability in reciting poetry and above all Professional Integrity was Iraj Gorgin's trade mark.
Mr Gorgin passed today in a Virginia Hospital, he was 77 years old. He will be immensely missed.
Related Article: Mandana Zand's interview with Iraj Gorgin (in Persian)
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