Harold Fulmer dead at 69


Pennsylvania radio station owner Harold G. Fulmer III of Emmaus died December 3rd and was buried Tuesday, December 8th. He was 69

“Harold lived the classic Horatio Alger ‘rags to riches’ story, along with a big dose of P.T Barnum’s acumen for promotion folded in,” according to the obituary from the Horace W. Schantz Funeral Home. At age 16, Fulmer began his association with McDonald’s flipping burgers in his hometown of Allentown, PA for $1.00 an hour. By age 20 he was part owner and by 26 sole owner of the restaurant.

His entrepreneurial efforts led him to other endeavors, including ownership of an airport and several radio stations in Allentown, York, Mt. Carmel, Shamokin, Williamsport, Renovo, Lansford and Tamaqua, PA. At the time of his death he still owned WLSH-AM Lansford and WMGH-FM Tamaqua.