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Veteran Missouri Broadcaster Dies in West Plains Home

September 15, 2003 - Posted at: 4:39 p.m. CDT

WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- Missouri broadcasting pioneer Robert Neathery, Sr. died today at his West Plains home.  He was 95.

Neathery was founder of the Ozark Radio Network.  When he established KWPM-AM in the far southern Missouri town of West Plains in 1947, it was the first station between Memphis, Tennessee and Springfield, Missouri.

Neathery also is credited with introducing Missouri's first cable television system, at West Plains in 1950.

He owned Neathery Radio & Electric Company, and was a long-time business and civic leader in the Howell County area.  Both the West Plains skateboard park, dedicated last year, and the Chamber of Commerce office are named for Neathery.

Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.

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