Jerry Geehan

Jerry Geehan, a longtime sports broadcaster, radio station owner and civic activist, died Friday Sept. 28 in Tacoma, Wash. He was 87.

He began broadcasting at KVI Radio in 1932 and was the first broadcaster for the Tacoma Tigers, a semiprofessional baseball team, in 1937.

The next year Geehan went to work at KMO, broadcasting college baseball games and doing a daily sports roundup. In 1952 he bought KTAC and ran the station for 17 years.

Geehan was also president of the Downtown Tacoma Assn. from 1969 to 1972.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Dolores, and a daughter.

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

Loading