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Vermont Community Radio Pioneer and NASCAR Enthusiast Ken Squier Dies at 88 

HeadlineNov 28, 2023

Ken Squier, an American broadcasting legend, lifelong advocate of independent media and owner of WDEV, one of the oldest community radio stations in the country, died on November 15 at the age of 88. Squier was the first journalist inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, in recognition of his role in bringing car racing to national television as an announcer for CBS. Squier also brought Democracy Now! to Vermont, when WDEV became one of the only commercial radio stations to carry it beginning in 2004. Ken Squier believed that radio must serve the community and have a diversity of views so that everyone felt represented on the air.

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