Obituary for CROWELL

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Sunday April 21, 2013

CROWELL, GEORGE WILSON (aka GEORGE WILSON), age 83, passed away of congestive heart failure at his Albuquerque home on April 10, 2013, peacefully surrounded by family. George was born in Katonah, New York on June 18, 1929. After a brief career playing in the Philadelphia Phillies baseball system, he began a legendary, award-winning, coast-to-coast radio career that spanned five decades, more widely recognized by his 'air-name', George Wilson. Rising from disc jockey to program director, he won two awards as National Program Director of the Year for his creative success at Bartell Broadcasting in the 1970's, and then as President of Bartell was honored as Radio Executive of the Year. George will be remembered locally for his 1992-1997 radio show on KIVA, and for Memory Tunes, the Internet radio station he founded in 2009. George is survived (at last count) by his nine children; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and his loving wife Jackie. George will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He was a man who changed the world, one person at a time. Memorial Services, to be held at California's Santa Anita Park, are not yet scheduled.