Former station owner Hal Gore passes away

By on Aug, 13 2014 with Comments 0

Hal-goreHarold W. Gore (Hal) of Vero Beach, Florida, and Sky Valley, Georgia passed away August 8, 2014 after battling two simultaneous cancers. He was born May 16, 1931 in Watertown, NY the only son of Harold W. Gore Sr. and Edna McNulty Gore.

Hal served in the Air Force from 1949 to 1953 and returned to Watertown to begin his 60-year broadcasting career, spinning records at station WWNY and ultimately becoming station manager. He then moved to Rochester NY as GM for WRVM (1961 – 1965), then on to WRTH in St. Louis (1965 – 1969) becoming Executive VP for Sudbrink FM Broadcasting Corp. based in Fort Lauderdale, FL(1969 – 1978).

In 1978 Hal established Gore Broadcasting Inc. and owned & operated numerous radio properties over the years.  He also began a new career as a radio broker. From 1984 (to August, 2014) he was Chairman and CEO of Gore Overgaard Broadcasting Corp.   From 1991 to 1995 he was President of WTLK TV in Atlanta Ga. In 1993 he formed Force Communications, Media Brokers.

Funeral services will be at Christ Church by the Sea, 3755 Hwy. A1A Vero Beach Fla. 32963 on Saturday, August 23 at 11 a.m.

A memorial service will be held at the Chapel of Sky Valley in the fall, where his ashes will be interred in the columbarium alongside a niche for Jane.

Charitable donations in lieu of flowers may be made to:  The Broadcasters Foundation of America, 125 West 55th St. N.Y. N.Y. 10019-8254 or Hospice of Indian River County, Fla.

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