Monday, July 14, 2008

In memoriam. John Joseph Manning III.

John Joseph Manning III died Thursday, June 25th, 2008.

John was the founding station general manager of WCRX-LP, 102.1 FM, the broadcast radio service of Bexley Public Radio Foundation. His approach to scheduling and production of program content laid a solid foundation for the orderly growth of WCRX-LP, 102.1 FM. As station general manager, John worked closely with the station’s program chairwoman and the officers of Bexley Public Radio Foundation. He provided intelligent and reliable service to the broadcast operations of WCRX-LP, 102.1 FM.

John also hosted the John Manning Morning Show on WCRX-LP, 102.1 FM. His morning show provided a comfortable mix of Bexley weather, astronomical data and editorial information from The Old Farmer’s Almanac and other resources.

During the hour-long morning show, John also provided updates on local Bexley news from The New Standard, The Eastside Messenger, Bexley News, The Catholic Times and The Bexley High School Torch. On his show, John also high-lighted information from the New York Times, The Financial Times and The Christian Science Monitor.

His favorite newspaper was The New York Times and each morning, even before John arrived at the radio studio, he had read his copy of The New York Times. John was a calm and intelligent interviewer of studio guests. Some of John’s memorable interviews included district politicians, faculty from Ohio State University, Ohio Dominican University, Capital University and Trinity Seminary.

He was also a regular participant in discussions with stock broker Frank Ingwersen and investment adviser Kevin Kale on the mid-morning Wall Street update. John was also a regular participant with gardening questions on Amy Maurer’s Noontime Gardener Show.

John was active in promoting rail passenger service for central Ohio. He was a longtime member of All Aboard Ohio and lobbied for public finance of passenger rail service. He regularly provided his radio listeners with information about developments in rail passenger service.

John Manning’s contributions to establishing a public radio service for the Bexley community were enormous and he is missed by his radio station colleagues and regular listeners to WCRX-LP, 102.1 FM.

Contact us.

Bexley Public Radio Foundation broadcasting as
WCRX-LP, 102.1 FM, Local Power Radio
2700 E. Main St., Suite 208
Columbus, OH 43209
Voice (614) 235 2929
Fax (614) 235 3008

Bexley Public Radio Foundation operating as WCRX-LP, 102.1 FM is exempt from federal taxes under IRC Section 501(c)(3). Donations are deductible from federal income taxes for individuals who itemize. Checks may identify the payee as Bexley Public Radio Foundation WCRX-LP, 102.1 FM.

Copyright 2008. All rights reserved. Bexley Public Radio Foundation.

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