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GLASS, Betty "Betty Thomas"
After the death of her husband in 1966, Glass was asked to fill-in on KDTH's "Cracker Barrel" which had been started by her husband. Her previous broadcast experience had been on WDBQ with "Cook's Corner," a five-minute program that lasted five years. Glass was at that time one of very few women in Iowa to have their own radio program. In 1970 Glass published her own cookbook, The Betty Thomas Cookbook, which sold more than one hundred thousand copies. She married Theodore GLASS, employed with Iowa Engineering, in 1971.
On October 9, 1986, Glass announced she had ended her retirement and would return to the "Cracker Barrel" on October 16th with more household hints, recipes and advice. She eventually retired in 1998.
In 2002 Betty was inducted into the Iowa Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.