Dale Ackers

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Dale Ackers, president of Abilene’s first television station, died June 25 of esophageal cancer.

He was 78.

In 1953, the Ackers family bought KRBC, a 5,000-watt radio station, and named Ackers president. KRBC-TV, one of the oldest NBC affiliates, was added to the franchise later that year.

Survivors include his wife, Roy Helen Mingus, two sons and a sister.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety