Mt. Vernon Register-News

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January 25, 2014

Radio station owner dies

MT. VERNON — W. Russell “Russ” Withers, Jr.  founder and owner of Withers Broadcasting Companies  died Friday night at his daughter's home in Mt. Vernon.  He was 77.

Across Southern Illinois, Withers owned and operated several radio stations, including WMIX in Mt. Vernon. He also operated television stations in Michigan and West Virginia.

Services are pending at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Obituary information will be provided in Tuesday's print edition of the Register-News.

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