Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Alliance Radio Owner Dies

The patriarch of the Peterson family, owner of Alliance-based WZKL/92.5 "Q92" and WDPN/1310, died Saturday evening at the age of 88.

Donald A. Peterson, who was publisher of the Alliance Review newspaper before owning the Stark County city's two radio stations, was a Navy veteran and participated in numerous boards in the Alliance and Stark County region. The Youngstown native spent the bulk of his life in Alliance.

His family continues to operate the radio stations today. Grandson Donald Peterson III is the general manager of Q92 and WDPN.

A full obituary, and a link to an online condolence book, is at the website of the Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home in Alliance...


Ed Richards-Byers said...

Don Peterson was a pioneer and a credit to the industry. Tough, but fair. He will be missed.

Ohio Media Watch said...

A number of comments relating to the future of Mr. Peterson's stations have been removed, and this item is being closed for comments.

If you wish to convey your condolences, you can do so at the funeral home website link we provided in the item.

If you wish to speculate on the future of the stations, you can do so at three local message boards which are helpfully linked to your left.

Thank you,
The Management