Alabama Radio Pioneer Bob Dunnavant Sr. Passes
April 7, 2008 at 5:26 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of HUNTSVILLE, AL radio pioneer BOB DUNNAVANT SR., who died SATURDAY (4/5) after a long illness at 85.
DUNNAVANT and his father HOMER "PAPPY" DUNNAVANT founded WJMW-A (now Talk WVNN-A) and WJOF (now Top 40 WZYP)/ATHENS-HUNTSVILLE after producing a show for which they bought time on WMSL-A/DECATUR, AL in the 1930's, and his family owned the stations (later adding Sports WUMP-A) for 55 years until they were sold to CUMULUS in 2003.
He is survived by wife MARJORIE, five sons (including longtime WVNN-WZYP President BILL DUNNAVANT), and seven grandchildren.