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Charles Ray Dunaway

Charles Ray Dunaway, American communications executive. Elected Top Air Personality, Houston, 1964, Milwaukee, 1965; recipient Mega Station award, Columbia, South Carolina, 1987. Member National Association Broadcasters, Ad Club.

Background

  • Dunaway, Charles Ray was born on December 1, 1934 in Porum, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Ray Hershal and Hazel Beatrice (Turpin) Dunaway.

  • Education

    • Graduated from high school, Houston.

    Career

    • Radio performer KILT, Houston, 1956-1960, WKY, Oklahoma City, 1960-1964, WRIT, Milwaukee, 1964-1968, WABC, New York City, 1969-1970. Program director WIXY Radio, Cleveland, 1970-1974, KHFI & KLBS Radio, Austin, Texas, 1974-1977. Station manager Z-93 Radio, Amarillo, 1977-1980.

      Station manager Krishna Murthy Institute of Technology and Engineering Radio, Corpus Christi, 1980-1983. President, general manager, part owner WMMC, WMFX Radio, Columbia, South Carolina, 1983-1989. Part owner WTKT Radio, Lexington, Kentucky, 1989-1994.

      Owner KIXQ-FM, KXDG-FM, KSYN-FM, KJMK-FM, Joplin, Missouri, since 1994.

    Works

    • Editor (magazines) Radio Music Report, Disc N' D.J. Magazine, 1978.

    Membership

    Member National Association Broadcasters, Ad Club.

    Connections

    • Married Linda Hertzberger, 1952 (divorced 1969). Children: John, Julie, Robin, Christi. Married Kendall Alizon Mackie, June 16, 1984.
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    Born December 1, 1934
    • 1956 - 1960
      Radio performer KILT
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1960 - 1964
      Radio performer KILT
      Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1964 - 1968
      Radio performer KILT
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1969 - 1970
      Radio performer KILT
    • 1970 - 1974
      program director, WIXY Radio
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1974 - 1977
      program director, WIXY Radio
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1977 - 1980
      station manager, Z-93 Radio
      Amarillo, Texas, United States
    • 1980 - 1983
      station manager, KITE Radio
      Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
    • 1983 - 1989
      president
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
    • 1983 - 1989
      general manager
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
    • 1989 - 1994
      part owner WTKT Radio
      Lexington, Kentucky, United States
    • 1994
      owner KIXQ-FM
      Joplin, Missouri, United States
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