Former Louisville Media Owner Barry Bingham Jr. Dies
April 4, 2006 at 11:00 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former LOUISVILLE COURIER-JOURNAL Publisher BARRY BINGHAM JR., who died MONDAY from complications of pneumonia in LOUISVILLE at 72.
BINGHAM led his family's media empire, including radio, TVm and newspapers, in LOUISVILLE from 1971 through the newspapers' sale to GANNETT in 1986 after a dispute with his siblings forced a sale. He was originally supposed to inherit control of WHAS-A-WAMZ-F and WHAS-TV/LOUISVILLE, which the family founded and owned for many years, before two brothers died in accidents in the mid-1960s and he was named Publisher of the C-J and the afternoon TIMES in 1971; the radio stations were sold to CLEAR CHANNEL in 1986, while the TV station was sold at the same time to the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL CO., which later merged into BELO.