Former WLW GM, Owner Charlie Murdock Dies
January 20, 2011 at 4:21 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former DJ, PD, GM and station owner CHARLES K. (CHARLIE) MURDOCK, who died SUNDAY (1/16) in FLORIDA at 78, according to the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER.
MURDOCK started his career while at the UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA at the school's WRUF, then, after serving in the military and serving as PD and officer in charge for ARMED FORCES RADIO SERVICE stations in KOREA, he worked on the air at WRVA-A/RICHMOND and WQAM-A/MIAMI, where he became PD and OM.
He was named FM at WSAI-A/CINCINNATI in 1965 and moved to crosstown WLW-A as VP/GM in 1967. In 1976, MURDOCK's QUEEN CITY COMMUNICATIONS bought WLW and WSKS, selling the stations in 1983. He later produced television programming airing on ESPN, LIFETIME, USA NETWORK and local CINCINNATI CBS affiliate WKRC-TV and ABC affiliate WCPO-TV.