Former Toledo Public Radio Executive Robert D. Smith, Jr. Dies
January 28, 2011 at 4:29 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former TOLEDO public broadcasting executive ROBERT D. SMITH, JR., who died JANUARY 20th of cancer in OBERLIN, OH at 81, according to the TOLEDO BLADE.
SMITH, the President and GM of PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION OF NORTHWEST OHIO from 1974 through his 1988 retirement after an auto accident, oversaw PBS affiliate WGTE-TV/TOLEDO and helped found noncommercial WGTE-F/TOLEDO and WGLE/LIMA, OH. He previously worked as VP/GM of then-PBS affiliate WNVT-TV/GOLDVEIN, VA and PD of PBS affiliate WETA-TV/WASHINGTON.