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Farm broadcaster Jack Crowner dies

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Jack Crowner (left) on the WAVE 3 Farm Jack Crowner (left) on the WAVE 3 Farm
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The man who greeted farmers with the latest agricultural news for three decades on WAVE 3 has died. Jack Crowner was 81.

A veteran of more than 60 years of broadcasting, Crowner was the owner-operator of the Farm Service Radio Network. It provided news to farmers in several states about the latest in agriculture. But Crowner is best remembered for his 30 years spent as the Farm Director of WAVE TV.

Crowner's knowledge of farming came first hand. He was raised on a dairy and hog farm in DeWitt, Michigan and was a 1955 graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in broadcasting. After college, Crowner was commission as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and served on active duty. He retired from military service 26 years later as a Lt. Colonel in the Kentucky Air National Guard.

A four-time winner of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Communications Award, Crowner was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 2008.

Funeral services for Crowner have not been announced.

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