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Hal Gore Passes Away

Radio/TV broadcaster and later station broker

Harold W. Gore passed away over the weekend. Better known as Hal, he worked at and owned radio and TV stations on both coasts, north and south and in the middle too. He spent his later years as a media broker as part of the Force Communications & Consultants partnership with John Lauer.

After a stint in the Air Force, he started as a DJ at WWNY(AM) in his native Watertown, N.Y. in 1953. He moved into management and then onto WRVM in Rochester, N.Y., and then onto WRTH in St. Louis. He later became manager of Sudbrink FM Broadcasting Corp., Ft. Lauderdale.

In 1978 Gore left Sudbrink and struck out on his own with Gore Broadcasting, a radio group owner. That evolved into Gore-Overgaard Broadcasting, a specialist in ethnic broadcasting stations. He also branched into TV stations as well.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Aug. 23, at Christ Church by the Sea, Vero Beach, Fla.