Longtime Broker, Engineer, Station Owner Ralph Meador Passes Away
May 26, 2015 at 3:19 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime media broker RALPH MEADOR, who passed away MONDAY (5/25) at 95. While working on radio and radar systems in military aircraft during WORLD WAR II, MEADOR joined WING-A/DAYTON; after the war and serving as Chief Engineer at AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK in BERLIN, MEADOR worked at stations in JOPLIN, MO and SPOKANE before joining GATES RADIO. He then built KLEX-A/LEXINGTON, MO in 1956, adding an FM station in 1969; he sold the combo in 1971 and formed R.E. MEADOR AND ASSOCIATES, INC. MEADOR also served on the board of the MISSOURI BROADCASTERS ASICUATION and is in the organization’s Hall of Fame.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MEDIA BROKERS President GLENN SERAFIN said, “RALPH MEADOR was like the North Star, a fixed point of wisdom and integrity. He was a role model for the rest of us and he will be sorely missed.”