Century Broadcasting's Howard Grafman Dies At 89
August 22, 2016 at 4:52 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former CENTURY BROADCASTING President HOWARD GRAFMAN, who died AUGUST 17th in PACIFIC PALISADES, CA at 89, according to an obituary in the CHICAGO TRIBUNE.
GRAFMAN founded CENTURY in 1964 with GEORGE COLLIAS; starting with the acquisition of KSHE/ST. LOUIS, the company owned KMAP (now KRLD-F)/DALLAS, KMEL/SAN FRANCISCO, WABX (now WYCD)/DETROIT, KWST (now KPWR)/LOS ANGELES, KLSC-A (now KMXA-A)/DENVER, WLFF-A (now WGES-A)/TAMPA, and WAIT-A (now WCPT-A) and WLOO (now WSHE)/CHICAGO. Later, after a falling-out with the company, in which he was removed as President of the company and subsequently sued COLLIAS and other partners in 1990, he and his wife PAULETTE bought KRUZ (now KVYB)/SANTA BARBARA. later sold to CUMULUS.