Don Markwell

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For the social scientist and university administrator, Don Markwell, see Donald Markwell.

Don Markwell was a talk radio personality in Montgomery, Alabama. He was born in Central City, Kentucky, and began his radio career as a disc jockey in 1956 and died at his Montgomery home on March 25, 2011.[1]

Don came to Montgomery in the early 1960s and created Alabama's first call-in talk show on WCOV, later moving it to the now-defunct radio station WQTY-AM 1000, which originated from the Frank Leu Building in downtown Montgomery. Markwell also served as General Manager for WLWI-FM 92.3 for many years, before returning to the talk format on the new WACV AM 1170 in 1986.

He celebrated his fiftieth year in broadcasting on June 18, 2006 and retired from radio on August 29, 2008 with a final sendoff show broadcast on WACV.

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Shryock (2011-03-26). "Montgomery talk radio legend Don Markwell dies". WSFA 12 News. Retrieved 2011-05-18.