Radio Industry Leader Herb McCord Dies

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For many years, Granum Communications served radio listeners through its ownership of such stations as Classic Rock WHTQ-FM 96.5 in Orlando, a station acquired by Granum in a $11.5 million purchase of TK Communications brokered by Star Media in 1995.


While Granum was controlled by investment bankers Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), it was Herb McCord who directed its day-to-day activities, as President/CEO. This role led him to receive the 2015 Ward L. Quaal Leadership Award, bestowed on worthy individuals by The Broadcasters Foundation of America.

Now, the media industry is pausing to remember McCord, who died early Tuesday (11/19), Streamline Publishing has confirmed.

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