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Las Vegan wins diamond ring

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By Don Pace

One might say that diamonds aren’t a girl’s best friend, KFUN is.

Gloria A. Gallegos got diamonds as an early Christmas present after her name was drawn Wednesday from a tumbler containing thousands of entrants in a promotion sponsored by radio station KFUN. Gallegos is the manager at the Wal-Mart Subway and filled out the ticket at Sun Loan & Tax Service.

The 14-carat white gold ring, encrusted with 1/2 carats in diamonds, was to celebrate 67 years in broadcasting at KFUN. The station went on the air for the first time on Christmas Day 1941.

Calvin Baker of Gordon’s Jewelers drew the winning name during a live broadcast at the store to commemorate the historic event.

As Baker drew the winning ticket, KFUN-KLVF disc jockey J.R. Baca announced the winner while “the Roadrunner” dialed Gallegos’ telephone number.

“Customers filled out thousands of tickets at the various businesses, and we know that this promotion drew a lot people into the businesses that participated,” Baca said.

Station owner Joseph Baca said 22 businesses around town took part in the promotion.

“Every year we celebrate the founding of KFUN, but this year we decided we wanted to give back to the community and give someone a chance to win that $1,000 gold ring,” Baca said.