January 25, 2014
Radio station owner dies
MT. VERNON — W. Russell “Russ” Withers, Jr. founder and owner of Withers Broadcasting Companies which owns six television stations and 30 radio stations died Friday night at his home in Mount Vernon. He was 76.
Across Southern Illinois, Withers owned and operated radio stations WROY/WRUL in Carmi, WEBQ in Harrisburg, WMCL in McLeansboro, WREZ in Metropolis, WYNG in Mount Carmel, WMIX in Mount Vernon, and WISH in Galatia. He also operated television stations in Michigan and West Virginia.
Services are pending at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.
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