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John Wilmer Powell

John Wilmer Powell was American broadcast consultant. Nedm to Nebraska Broadcasters Hall of Fame, 1986, Broadcasters Hall of Fame, 1988.

Background

  • Powell, John Wilmer was born on July 29, 1920 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Wilmer Elvis and Georgia Dell (Watkins) Powell.

  • Education

    • AB, Kent State University, 1942.

    Career

    • Announcer Radio Station WCED, DuBois, Pennsylvania, 1941, Radio Station WJW, Akron, Ohio, 1942. Program director Radio Station KLBM, LaGrande, Oregon, 1942, 46. Commercial manager, announcer Radio Station KSRV, Ontario, 1946-1952.

      Salesman Radio Station WVLK, Lexingotn, Kentucky, 1952-1953. General manager Radio Station KRES, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1953-1954, Radio Station KWBW, Hutchinson, Kansas, 1954-1955. Station manager Radio Station KSMN, Mason City, Iowa, 1956-1957.

      Executive vice president, general manager Radio STa. KHAS, Hastings, Nebraska, 1957-1985. Private consultant, 1985-1991.

      Retired, 1991.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Board directors Hastings Chamber of Commerce, 1963-1965. Advisory board Adams County Senior Services, Hastings, 1974-1997, Midlands Agency on Aging, 1980-1997. Governor's advisory board Nebraska Department of Aging, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1992-1997.

    2d sergeant United States Air Force, 1942-1946. Fellow Nebraska Broadcasters (board directors 1964-1966, retired). Member American Legion, Elks, Kiwanis, Kent State University Alumni Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Poetry, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Rosemary Freimuth, January 15, 1946 (divorced April 1986). Children: Diane (deceased 1950), Rosanne, JoAnn, Colleen, Kara.
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    • 1942
      Kent State University
    • 1941
      Announcer Radio Station WCED
      Dubois, Wyoming, United States
    • 1942
      program director, Radio Station KLBM
      Oregon, United States
    • 1942
      Announcer Radio Station WCED
      Akron, Ohio, United States
    • 1946 - 1952
      commercial manager
      Ontario, Canada
    • 1952 - 1953
      salesman Radio Station WVLK
      Kentucky, United States
    • 1953 - 1954
      general manager, Radio Station KRES
      Missouri, United States
    • 1954 - 1955
      general manager, Radio Station KRES
      Hutchinson, Kansas, United States
    • 1956 - 1957
      station manager, Radio Station KSMN
      Mason City, Iowa, United States
    • 1957 - 1985
      executive, Radio STa. KHAS
      Hastings, Michigan, United States
    • 1957 - 1985
      general manager, Radio STa. KHAS
      Hastings, Michigan, United States
    • 1985 - 1991
      private consultant
    • 1991
      retired
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    Award