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Garry Harlan Ritchie

Garry Harlan Ritchie, American television broadcast executive. Recipient 5 Emmy awards Cleveland chapter National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 1973-1980, Mel Burka Outstanding Broadcaster of West Virginia award, West Virginia Association Broadcasters, 1999.


  • Ritchie, Garry Harlan was born on August 18, 1938 in Earling, West Virginia, United States. Son of Edgar Harlan and Elsie Pearl (Meador) Ritchie.

  • Education

    • Student, University Charleston, 1960. Student, Baldwin-Wallace College, 1965. Bachelor, Thomas Edison State College, 1979.


    • Engineer, reporter Station WTIP Radio, Charleston, West Virginia, 1956—1960. Station manager Station WRON Radio, Ronceverte, 1960—1963. Reporter, newscaster Stations WDOK AM & FM Radio, Cleveland, 1963—1965, Station WHK AM & FM Radio, Cleveland, 1965—1967.

      Reporter, assignment editor Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Company, Station WEWS-television, 1967—1969, from news director to station manager, 1969—1982. Cable news manager corporation office Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Company, Westport, Connecticut, 1982—1983. Assistant general manager Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Company, Station WCPO-television, Cincinnati, 1983—1984.

      Vice president, general manager Diversified Communications, Station WCJB-television, Gainesville, Florida, 1984—1986, Diversified Communications, Station WYOU-television, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1986—1991. President broadcast division Diversified Communications, Portland, Maine, 1991—1993. Vice president, general manager Gateway Communications, Inc., Station WOWK-television, Huntington, West Virginia, 1993—1996, vice president community affairs, 1996—1999.

      President Museum Radio and Technology, 2000—2002.


    The Church must be self-critical before it presumes to be critical of others.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    The ultimate goal to be attained is not only to be saved from something. The purpose God has is to be saved to something.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.


    Board directors Hippodrome Theatre, Gainesville, 1985-1986, Volunteer Center Alachua County, Gainesville, 1985-1986, Crimetrac Gainesville, Florida, 1985-1986, Police Advisory Commission, Gainesville, 1985-1986, Barnett Bank Alachua County, Gainesville, 1986, Scranton chapter American Red Cross, 1988-1991, Better Business Bureau Northeast Pennsylvania, Scranton, 1988-1991, United Way Lackawanna County, Scranton, 1989-1991, Cabell Huntington (West Virginia) Hospital Foundation, 1995-2003, Museum of Radio and television Technology, since 2004. Board directors, vice president Girls Club Alachua County, Gainesville, 1985-1986. Member advisory board Scranton Area Foundation, 1989-1991.

    Trustee Keystone Junior College Laplume, Pennsylvania, 1991-1992. Trustee Huntington Museum Art, 1996-1999, vice president, 1998-1999, general chairman annual fund campaign, 1998. Trustee Tri-State Amateur Radio Association, Huntington, since 1998, vice president, 1999-2000, president, 2000-2002.

    Member National Association Broadcasters, National Association television Programming Executives, West Virginia Broadcasters Association (board directors 1995-1999), Pennsylvania Association Broadcasters (board directors 1989-1991), Greater Scranton C. of Chamber (board directors 1987-1990), Downtown Scranton Business Association (board directors 1989-1991), Rotary (Scranton, board directors 1989-1991), Rotary (Huntington, Wva.), Huntington Area Chamber of Chamber (board directors 1995-1999, vice-chairman 1996-1998).



    Amateur radio, astronomy, computers, reading.


    • Married Nancy Lee Gladwell, June 14, 1958. Children: Arthur Harlan, Michael Lee.
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    Born August 18, 1938
    • 1960
      University Charleston
    • 1965
      Baldwin-Wallace College
    • 1979
      Thomas Edison State College
    • 2002
      president, Museum Radio and Technology
    • 1956 - 1960
      Charleston, South Carolina, United States
    • 1960 - 1963
      station manager, Station WRON Radio
      Ronceverte, West Virginia, United States
    • 1963 - 1965
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1965 - 1967
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1967 - 1969
    • 1982 - 1983
      cable news manager, corporation office Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Company
      Westport, Connecticut, United States
    • 1983 - 1984
      assistant, general manager Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Company
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    • 1984 - 1986
      vice president, Diversified Communications
      Gainesville, Georgia, United States
    • 1984 - 1986
      general manager, Diversified Communications
      Gainesville, Georgia, United States
    • 1986 - 1991
      vice president, Diversified Communications
      Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1986 - 1991
      general manager, Diversified Communications
      Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1991 - 1993
      president, broadcast division Diversified Communications
      Portland, Jamaica
    • 1993 - 1996
      vice president, Gateway Communications
      Huntington, West Virginia, United States
    • 1993 - 1996
      general manager, Gateway Communications
      Huntington, West Virginia, United States
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