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Tom Rutherford is the co-founder of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. His career in ballooning began in 1972 when, as manager of KOB-FM, he helped organize the first hot air ballon race ever held in Albuquerque. He was vice-president of World Balloon Corporation for several years in the 1970's and early 80's during which time he piloted balloons for Budweiser and various other national & international clients and participated in balloon events across the country. For the past 20+ years he has served as the field announcer for the Balloon Fiesta in October

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Tom Rutherford Honored
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Albuquerque CVB
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Tom Rutherford & Sid Cutter
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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
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