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William Ray Mofield

William Ray Mofield

2008

Developed the broadcast journalism programs at Murray State University and at Southern Illinois University. Named Kentucky Communications Teacher of the Year in 1977; received first Murray State Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for the College of Fine Arts and Communication in 1985. Was named Distinguished Professor of the Year by the Murray State Alumni Association, 1987. Received Kentucky Broadcasters’ Distinguished Service Award, 1989. Started Kentucky’s first FM radio station, was play-by-play announcer for the Kentucky state high school basketball tournament 1946-58, conducted live radio interview with vice presidential candidate Alben Barkley for CBS on election night 1948. Hardin native, graduated from Murray State, received Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University. Died in 1995.