|Birth: ||Oct. 24, 1925|
|Death: ||Apr. 2, 2014|
Noted TV meteorologist and one of the pioneers of this specialized area of broadcasting. Pursued his field for more than 60 years.
Bolton joined KSLA just one month after the station went on the air in 1954, a report by KSLA read.
"I just had a great desire to get into broadcasting, particularly television," he was quoted in the station's notice of his death. He stayed for more than 35 years.
"I asked to do the weather, and they say, ‘You can have it," Bolton recalled during an interview marking KSLA's 50th anniversary in 2004.
Bolton forecasts were highly regarded. Besides being the station meteorologist for many years, he also hosted "Al's Corral," a western-themed children's show.
After his time at the station, Bolton went on to do weather for a local AM radio station, KRMD, wrote for a local seniors publication and served as emcee for the Shreveport Metropolitan Band.
Son Ryan Bolton said his father suffered from a recent fall from which he never recovered.
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