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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Local Ag Supporter Passes on

One of our community leaders and a pioneer in radio broadcasting recently passed away.  Hayward Talley was the founder and operator of WSMI AM and FM in Litchfield.  Mr. Talley was one of the earliest to broadcast on the FM dial.  Mr. Talley was active in the company well in to his 80's.  Here is his obituary.

The reason that he is deserving of being mentioned in this blog, is his undying support of agriculture.  Rita Frazier of RFD worked WSMI for 22 years.  Mr. Talley had Rita doing remote farm broadcasts from Ag related events all over, and the tradition continues.  Highlights included broadcasts from State and National FFA conventions and State and National Farm Bureau Conventions.  WSMI has always supported our local FFA chapters with coverage and publicity.  They also serve as a publicity outlet for our local USDA offices.  I have done several interviews over the years.

Thanks Mr. Talley.

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