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Channel 10’s Brace Dies

Times Staff Writer

Clayton H. Brace, general manager of KGTV Channel 10 in San Diego since 1963, died Friday following a stroke two weeks ago. He was 62.

Brace began his broadcasting career in 1941 at KLZ Radio in Denver. After serving in the Army during World War II, he returned to the radio station.

In 1954, Time Inc. bought the radio station and was granted a broadcasting license for a television station. Brace became the television station’s program director and eventually was named assistant to the president of Time-Life Broadcasting.

He managed Time TV operations in Europe, and from 1961 to 1963 he managed a television station in Beirut. In 1963, he came to Channel 10.

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Brace was a member of many broadcasting organizations, including the ABC Television Affiliates Assn., the National Assn. of Broadcasters’ Television Code Board, the Broadcast Education Assn. and both the Colorado and California Broadcasters’ associations.

He received the Governor’s Award in 1981 from the San Diego chapter of the National Academy of the Television Arts and Sciences, and won local Emmy awards for editorials, as well as Golden Mike and Captra awards in 1983.

Brace served as an officer for the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and the San Diego Rotary Club, and was campaign chairman of the United Way in 1978. He also was a member of the San Diego Hospital Assn. board of directors, the San Diego State University Advisory Board, the Chancellor’s Associates at UC San Diego and the Automobile Club of Southern California board of directors.

Brace is survived by his wife, Jeanne, of Del Cerro; one son, Kim, of Washington, D.C.; and three daughters, Dianne Brace-Kennedy of Seattle, and Lynne Latt and Kerry Brace-Hentigan, both of San Diego.

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