Station Owner Cy Bahakel Dies
April 24, 2006 at 6:06 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of BAHAKEL COMMUNICATIONS founder CY BAHAKEL, who died THURSDAY of a stroke at 87.
BAHAKEL started as a sportscaster and announcer at WJRD-A/TUSCALOOSA while he was in law school at the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, then built his radio and television empire across the SOUTH and MIDWEST; the company presently owns 11 radio stations as well as six TV stations and real estate holdings. He also served as a State Senator in NORTH CAROLINA.