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Marion station marks late Charlie Evers' long radio career

Added 05-26-20 12:03:01pm EST - “A Marion radio station is paying tribute this week to legendary broadcaster Charlie Evers, who died Sunday at 85.” - Washingtontimes.com

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MARION, Ohio (AP) - A Marion radio station is paying tribute this week to legendary broadcaster Charlie Evers, who died Sunday at 85.

WWGH FM will revisit Evers‘ 65-year career through interviews and broadcasts of his old shows Wednesday through Friday.

A 2012 inductee into the Radio-Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Evers used his popularity as a radio host in the 1960s to create two enduring traditions.

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The first was Buckeye Chuck, Ohio’s own weather-predicting groundhog, an animal named in his honor. The second was the Peanut Push, a Christmas fundraiser that involved pushing a peanut across Center Street with his nose. The Marion Star reports the event evolved into an annual local tradition.

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