Lew Dickey Sr. Passes at 86
December 2, 2013 at 3:49 AM (PT)
Condolences to the family and friends of LEW DICKEY, SR., who passed away at age 86.
DICKEY began his storied 50-year broadcasting career at STORER BROADCASTING WWVA-A/WHEELING. He quickly became a rising star within STORER, being promoted to leadership positions at KDKA-TV/PITTSBURGH, followed by WAGA-TV/ATLANTA. In 1958, he left a successful corporate career to start MIDWESTERN BROADCASTING, by acquiring WKWK/WHEELING. In 24 months, he turned a failing station into the market leader and began to expand. In 1965, he bought WOHO-A/TOLEDO and added WWWM in 1973. Shortly afterwards, he bought WLIO-TV/LIMA in partnership with THE TOLEDO BLADE. In 1992, he purchased WALR & WCNN-A/ATLANTA.
“My dad was an enormously talented broadcaster and, more importantly, a deeply devoted husband, father and mentor. He touched the lives of many people and will be dearly missed," said LEW DICKEY, JR.
LEW DICKEY, SR., is survived by his wife of 57 years, PATRICIA; six children: PAT, LEW, DAVID, JOHN, MICHAEL and CAROLINE; and eight grandchildren.