Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Former WDBN/Medina Owner Passes Away

We can't let too much time go by without noting this:

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that former WDBN/94.9 Medina owner Robert Miller has passed away at the age of 71, from complications stemming from lung disease.

Miller bought the powerful Medina-based FM station in 1968 off of a stint at Cleveland's WERE/1300. The station now known as Rubber City Radio Akron market country outlet WQMX once programmed beautiful music as "The Quiet Island", from a studio and transmitter facility near the I-71/Rt. 18 interchange.

The PD article also points out something even those who knew Miller from WDBN may not have realized - he was a dynamic community leader in Medina County, long after he'd sold the radio station...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I remember Bob Miller fondly. While attending the University of Akron, and holding down a weekend news shift at WAKR-AM, Bob Miller gave me my first "full-time" on-air shift at the old Quiet Island. I remember Bob and his wife as consummate professionals, interested in quality. That's reflected in the cutting edge experiments in quad, and those mammoth transmitters. Was it 265,000 watts spread across three transmitters?

Thanks Bob for the memories.

Mark Beall
Columbus, Ohio