PA Radio Legend Robert K. Zimmerman Passes
January 16, 2007 at 2:25 PM (PT)
ROBERT K. ZIMMERMAN, past President and co-founder of TELE-MEDIA BROADCASTING CO., has died. ZIMMERMAN owned WRSC-A and WQWK in STATE COLLEGE, PA, as well as 11 other stations in PENNSYLVANIA, including WRKZ (COUNTRY Z-107), a station that bore his initials as its call letters. WRKZ is now WMHX/HERSHEY, PA, but his calls are still in use in PITTSBURGH at 93.7 K-ROCK.
After retiring as a radio station owner, ZIMMERMAN returned to PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, where he earned his journalism degree in 1958, as an adjunct professor in the College of Communications. He also operated a media consulting business out of his BOALSBURG, PA home.