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Posted: Thursday, 27 February 2014 4:20PM

Farm Broadcaster Jack Crowner Passes Away

A legendary voice in Kentucky farm broadcasting has passed away. 81-year old Jack Crowner died Thursday. Crowner was a veteran of over 60 years in farm broadcasting. He owned and operated the Farm Service Radio Network, serving radio stations in Kentucky, Indiana, and nearby states. Crowner provided farm news and information daily over local rural radio stations.

Additionally, Crowner had served as Farm Director for WAVE, in Louisville, WMT, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as well as television stations in Evansville and Lexington, for over 30 years. He also served as the Executive Secretary of the Kentucky Beef Cattle Association from 1977 to 1981. Crowner had also served as Senior Farm Director for WHAS radio and the Kentucky News Network.

Crowner was well known for his signature out cue on his radio broadcasts.



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