Tom Niven, Longtime WKER-WGHT/Pompton Lakes, NJ Host/Engineer/OM, Dies At 78
June 8, 2015 at 3:58 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime WKER-A-WGHT-A/POMPTON LAKES, NJ host, owner, and OM TOM NIVEN, who died recently in FLORIDA at 78, according to the BERGEN RECORD.
Upon graduating from GETTYSBURG COLLEGE, NIVEN entered commercial radio at WCHA-A/CHAMBERSBURG, PA before helping put WKER (now MARIANA BROADCASTING Oldies WGHT-A), a daytimer on 1500 AM in the NORTH JERSEY suburbs, on the air in 1964.
He served the station as a host, news anchor, Chief Engineer, owner (1982-93), and Operations Manager until his retirement in JANUARY.