Radio Gallito Founder Robert Pinkerton Dies At 92
January 21, 2010 at 4:02 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former TEXAS radio station owner ROBERT PINKERTON, who died of natural causes at his home on SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX at 92, reports the BROWNSVILLE HERALD.
PINKERTON founded the RADIO GALLITO chain at XEO-A/MATAMOROS, MEXICO in 1946, then added stations in REYNOSA, MEXICO (XEOR-A), and SAN ANTONIO (KUBO-A) and AUSTIN (KTXN-A), TX over a 25 year span, with his wife JUANA MARIA as one of the stations' personalities. He retired from radio in 1970 and later owned a honey production company in BELIZE; his wife predeceased him in 2009.