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Birthday bash for Dolly Fortier Friday night at Electric Park

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You can help celebrate the birthday of longtime Cedar Valley radio personality and Iowa Broadcaster of the Year, Dolly Fortier, Friday night, November 11, at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo.

Hard to believe, but Dolly is turning 80,and, with your help, she will certainly celebrate in style this Friday night.

Radio station, KCFI, will honor Dolly at Electric Park starting at 7 p.m. this Friday night, November 11, Veterans Day.

Popular oldies group, The Pastmasters, will be on hand to perform musical hits from the 50's, 60's and 70's.

Doors will open at 6:15 for the 7-11 p.m. birthday bash.

Tickets will be available at the door, but, they are already on sale, in advance, for just $10.00. Tickets will be $15.00 the day of the birthday party.

You can purchase tickets through KCFI Radio at the KCFI studios, or call 319-277-1918.

Celebrate Dolly's 80th birthday with free cake and Live music Friday night at the Electric park Ballroom.

Happy Birthday, Dolly. printed an article earlier this year, when Dolly was honored as Iowa Broadcaster of the Year. Here's a portion of that article.

Dolly is mid-day host on Coloff Media's KCFI FM 105.1 & AM 1250, was recognized this year by the Iowa Broadcasters Association.  Dolly was the organizer of the Wedding Extravaganza for 25 years. 

Fortier began her broadcast career in 1970 as a copywriter and sales coordinator before moving on to have a successful radio sales career. In 1996 she moved behind the microphone and added radio personality to her already busy job duties. 

She also spent 25 years coordinating the popular Wedding Extravaganza event, and wrote numerous television programs that aired on KWWL-TV and articles for a local business publication.

She retired from KWLO Radio in 2008 after a format change on the radio station. 

After a five year retirement, Dolly learned of a new radio station in the Cedar Valley that played the music she loved: Music from the 1950's and the 1960's. She and Coloff met and determined the best place for her was back on the air as the mid-day personality, and host of the popular "Lunchtime with Dolly" program that airs from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Monday - Friday.

Fortier has been active in the Association for Retarded Citizens of Cedar Valley for over 40 years, servicing as board president, vice-president and today as secretary and coordinator of the ARC of Cedar Valley Bowling Program.

Currently she serves on the Black Hawk County Board of Directors for Country View Care Center. She has also served on the Waterloo Planning, Programming and Zoning Commission, Waterloo City Budget and Finance Committee and the Board of the Waterloo Convention and Visitors Bureau.

She is a past member of Cedar Valley United Way and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. 

The Iowa Broadcaster of the Year award recognizes a local broadcaster who has made a significant contribution to Iowa broadcasting and a positive contribution to their community.

Fortier is the third employee of Coloff Media to receive the award. Tony Coloff, company founder, was recognized in 1995, and Jim Coloff won the award in 2007. 

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