Bill Marsh, Former Head Of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Dies At 82
September 17, 2014 at 4:35 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY President BILL MARSH, who died on SATURDAY (9/13) in NAPLES, FL at 82, according to the NAPLES DAILY NEWS.
MARSH worked on the weekly V CORPS GUARDIAN newspaper while stationed at FRANKFURT, WEST GERMANY during his service in the ARMY in the late 1950s. He remained in WEST GERMANY as an editor and newscaster at AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK in FRANKFURT, then as BERLIN Bureau Chief for RADIO FREE EUROPE, moving up to Deputy News Director in 1970.
He then served as Dir./English Broadcasting at the VOICE OF AMERICA in WASHINGTON, returning to WEST GERMANY as Press Attache for the U.S. Embassy in BONN in 1974. He rejoined the VOA as European Bureau Chief in 1977, based in MUNICH, and became News Director based in WASHINGTON in 1980, overseeing the launch of RADIO MARTI. He was named EVP of RFE/RL in 1986, then President in 1993.