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KGB Chicken, Councilmen Tom Gade and Larry Stirling

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Photo by City Photographer, 4/3/1978

KGB Chicken in Council Chambers with Tom Gade and Larry Stirling. KGB Incorporated's Chicken made a presentation for the development of a soccer field in Morley Field in Balboa Park. KGB donated $62,000 toward the construction. The KGB Chicken became an iconic mascot in sports. The character started as a TV commercial for KGB-FM Radio. In 1974 Ted Giannoulas, a San Diego State journalism major, was hired to wear the first suit. The Chicken, no longer with KGB, continues to make appearances in the United States and abroad.

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