Plascak, Martin

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Date
2014
Main contributor
Plascak, Martin
Summary
Video bio of Martin Plascak, inducted to Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2014.

Written by: Joe Misiewicz;
Interview Video: WTHI Television;
Narrator: Dave White;
Produced by: DreamVision Media Partners;

Martin Plascak began his broadcast career when he joined WBOW-AM in 1951 in Terre Haute, Indiana, and worked there for 25 years. In 1957, Jerome “Bill” William O’Conner purchased WBOW-AM and wanted to make Plascak the “News Voice of the Wabash Valley.” His days of playing records and voicing commercials came to an end and he served as WBOW-AM news director from 1954-1975. In 1976, Plascak became news director at WTHI-AM/FM, anchoring “Morning Drive” for Network Indiana as well as doing some television work like “Face to Face” with the CBS affiliate. Plascak died Oct. 30, 2021, at age 92.
--Words from the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers
Contributors
Misiewicz, Joe; White, David
Publishers
Indiana Broadcast Pioneers; WBOW-AM; WTHI-AM/FM
Genre
News
Subject
Broadcasting--United States--History
Location
Indiana
Collection
Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Collection
Unit
Indiana Broadcast History Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
In Copyright
Terms of Use
Permission to stream this video was provided by Indiana Broadcast Pioneers
Related Item
Indiana Broadcast Pioneers 
Other Identifier
Other: IBHA.IBP.0065

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