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television broadcast executive

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.


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, West Virginia, 1960-1963;reporter, newscaster, Stations WDOK AM & FM Radio, Cleveland, 1963-1965;reporter, newscaster, Station WHK AM & FM Radio, Cleveland, 1965-1967;reporter, assignment editor, Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Company, Station WEWS-television, Cleveland, 1967-1969;from news director to station manager, Scripps-Howard Broadcasting Company, Station WEWS-television, 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;vice president, general manager, 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, Gateway Communications, Inc., Station WOWK-television, Huntington, West Virginia, since 1996.


People need to grow in relationship with God, whose love constantly prompts to transform people.


Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.


All Christians need to be familiar with the Bible, that contains a wide variety of literature, including history, law, poetry, gospels, letters, polemic, stories and apocalyptic visions, and try to immerse themselves in it.


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).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: ham radio, astronomy, computers, reading.


Married Nancy Lee Gladwell, June 14, 1958. Children: Arthur Harlan, Michael Lee.

Edgar Harlan Ritchie

Elsie Pearl (Meador) Ritchie

Nancy Lee Gladwell

Arthur Harlan Ritchie

Michael Lee Ritchie