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George W. Harvey, Jr.

George Wilkins Harvey Jr. moved to Tampa from Chicago with his parents when he was 10 years old and graduated from Plant High School in 1959. He went on to earn a degree in journalism and psychology from Washington & Lee University, and began his broadcasting career in sales with Jacksonville’s NBC affiliate WFGA-TV.

In 1969 he returned to Tampa and joined the sales staff at WFLA-TV Channel 8 where his father was general manager. Thirteen years later, he signed on as local sales manager for Tampa Bay’s new independent station, WFTS-TV Channel 28, and went on to become its regional sales manager and vice president of radio operations. After the TV station was sold, he and Frank DeTillio bought Tampa’s adult oldies WTYM AM-1300 in 1987 and instituted new call letters (WQBN) and a Spanish format.

On June 10th 1991, George W. Harvey, Jr. passed away at home from a brain tumor at the age of 49.

Station History

1987 - 1991 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (Management)

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