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Triplett Broadcasting Co-founder Robert Triplett Dead at 97


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Robert "Bob" Triplett

Radio Online is saddened to report the death of Robert "Bob" Triplett who died this past Sunday at the VA Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was 97.

A life-long resident of Ohio, Bob had a multitude of accomplishments in his life. He was the first high school athlete to run the mile in under 5 minutes and was a Golden Glove boxer. Bob was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran. During World War II, he trained pilots in the use of radar on combat missions. He studied to become a broadcast engineer and was General Manager of WKOV in Wellston, Ohio. In 1972, he and his brother, Wendell, formed Triplett Broadcasting Company, owning and operating several radio stations throughout Ohio and Kentucky. Bob built several of these properties and managed them as well.

After retiring at age 70 he still continued as a contract engineer with many stations in Ohio and West Virginia.

Bob is survived by his wife, Irene (Hunter) Triplett, six children and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Among his surviving children is Ed Douglas who is the Senior Vice President of Affiliate Relations with the Tom Kent Radio Network.

Due to the current pandemic situation, private graveside services will be held in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Kingston, Ohio. Calling hours will not be observed. The family is planning and will announce a public Memorial Service when conditions allow.

Radio Online would like to express our deepest condolences to the Triplett family.

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