Noted Texas Broadcaster Dick Oppenheimer Dies

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A Texas Radio Hall of Fame inductee known for bringing KHFI-FM’s long-running Top 40 format to life in Austin and for running one of America’s legendary R&B stations in Houston has died.


Dick Oppenheimer, who owned nine radio stations across three states in the mid-1980s and more recently headed the Austin-based REO Radio Group, died suddenly on Wednesday (3/21). He was 84.

Oppenheimer’s funeral is planned for Friday (3/23), son Michael Oppenheimer, Local Area Director for Comcast Spotlight in Washington, D.C., tells RBR+TVBR.

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