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Local Broadcaster Dies



One of the founders of WKMC Radio has passed away at the age of 91. 
 
Will Ketner died Monday at his home in Harrisburg. 
 
He was born in Roaring Spring and after a stint as a B-17 bomber pilot during WW2 he returned home to eventually become the editor of the Cove News and one of the founders of WKMC .
 
Among his local broadcasting career highlights; he reported on the Wreck of the Red Arrow train for NBC, he broadcasted St. Francis basketball during the Maurice Stokes era, and Juniata College Football’s trip to the Tangerine Bowl in 1956. 
 
He retired in 1987 as Director of personnel in the House of Representatives in Harrisburg, and was acting Secretary of Commerce in the cabinet of Gov. Ray Shaffer. 
 
He is survived by 5 children.
 


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