Gene Chenault Dies At 90
February 26, 2010 at 4:30 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of GENE CHENAULT, who, with partner BILL DRAKE, created the DRAKE-CHENAULT ENTERPRISES radio programming company. LARADIO.COM reports that CHENAULT died TUESDAY (2/23) of lymphoma at 90.
CHENAULT was the owner of KYNO-A/FRESNO when he crossed paths with legendary programmer DRAKE, and the two partnered in a syndication and consultancy firm that provided automated formats and programming like "The History of Rock And Roll" to stations nationwide. The company became ubiquitous in the radio business in the 1970s and was sold in 1985, eventually becoming part of JONES RADIO NETWORKS and BROADCAST PROGRAMMING.