Adolph Frederik Linden

Adolph Linden managed KJR and the ABC Western Network from 1928-29 and built the short-lived American Broadcasting Company.   He and his partner Edmund Campbell were also directors of the Puget Sound Savings and Loan, and they financed their radio operations with “borrowed” bank money.  When the bank declared bankruptcy in 1929, the two men were charged with defrauding shareholders and depositors out of $2 million.  Each was sentenced to fifteen years at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary.