Satellite format pioneer Terry Robinson is in hospice care after being diagnosed with cancer earlier this month.
Robinson and Bill Moyes were station owners and then got the idea of programming multiple stations via satellite. They founded Transtar Radio Networks in 1981. The company was merged with United Stations Radio Network in 1989 to create Unistar, which was subsequently acquired by Westwood One. The 24/7 format network are currently operated by Dial-Global.
“On Tuesday, August 16th, Terry was diagnosed with colon cancer, which had spread to his liver and lungs. On Wednesday, August 24th, his doctors tried a course of chemotherapy, but Terry’s liver was unable to handle the load. He is now at home in Hopsice care, surrounded by his family,” said the posting on the CaringBridge.org website.
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