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Fetzer, John E. (John Earl), 1901-1991


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    • John Earl
  • Variants

    • Fetzer, John Earl, 1901-1991
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Fetzer, John Earl, 1901-1991
  • Sources

    • found: NUCMC data from Wayne State Univ. Walter P. Reuther Lib. for Detroit Economic Development Corporation. Records, 1969-1976(John Fetzer)
    • found: LC data base, 01-03-91(hdg.: Fetzer, John Earl, 1901- ; usage: John E. Fetzer)
    • found: WWA, 1974-1975(Fetzer, John Earl, bus., baseball broadcasting exec.; b. Decatur, Ind., Mar. 25, 1901; s. John Adam and Della Frances (Winger) F.; m. Rhea Maude Yeager, 1926; owner, chmn. bd. Fetzer Broadcasting Co., 1930- ; office: Tiger Stadium)
    • found: The legacy of John E. Fetzer, 20--?:page 16 (John E. Fetzer, died February 20, 1991 at age 89)
    • found: KPL.gov website, viewed Auyg. 6, 2014:Local history article (John E. Fetzer died at the age of 89 while vacationing in Hawaii. He and his wife are buried in Mountain Home Cemetery in Kalamazoo under an interesting stone that includes his family history) - http://www.kpl.gov/local-history/biographies/john-fetzer.aspx
    • found: Wikipedia article on John Fetzer, viewed Aug. 6, 2013: (John Earl Fetzer was a radio and television executive who was best known as the owner of the Detroit Tigers from 1961 through the early 1980's ... born in Decatur, Ind., moved to Lafayette, Ind. with his mother at age 2 ...built his first transmitter-receiver in 1917 ... in 1923 he came to Michigan to build a radio station for Emmanuel Missionary College now known as Andrews University, in Berrien Springs ... built and operated the station. He toured Europe in the 1920's ... in 1930, Fetzer bought his radio station at Emmanuel, moved it to Kalamazoo, and gave it the call letters WKZO and began broadcasting in 1931 ... during World War II he was appointed the national radio censor for the U.S. Office of Censorship and created voluntary censorship of more than 900 radio stations so that they would not broadcast information that would be beneficial to the enemy. When the war started to wind down, Fetzer single-handedly closed the office with the thoughts of how powerful the office could become. Fetzer established Fetzer Cablevision in Kalamazoo, which eventually became Charter Communications. He bought full ownership in the Detroit Tigers in 1961 and was active in negotiating broadcast packages for Major League Baseball ... sold the Tigers to Tom Managhan after the 1983 season ...founded the Fetzer Institute because he had an intense intellectual curiosity about the "unseen elements" of life. He studied various forms of meditation, prayer, philosophy, and positive thinking, and explored other ways of healing) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fetzer
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    • 1991-01-03: new
    • 2014-08-07: revised
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