Duane F. Nigh Dead At 72
February 15, 2007 at 12:15 PM (PT)
DUANE F. NIGH, 72, died TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13. After moving to FLORIDA in 1962, he taught English for a year before becoming a radio announcer for station WRKT in COCOA BEACH. It was the start of a career in radio that continued for more than 40 years.
DUANE returned to WISCONSIN in 1975 to work afternoons at WKTS/SHEBOYGAN. He became News Dir. at WPLY/PLYMOUTH, and in 1978 DUANE became the News Dir. at WHBL/SHEBOYGAN, where he served until a brief retirement in 1988. DUANE returned to radio in 1990 as News Dir. at WPLY. He stayed at the station until 1998. He then became Home Secretary for then-State Senator JIM BAUMGART until retiring for good in 2002.
Following DUANE’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of DUANE’s life will be held at a later date.