Former Elyria Newspaper/Radio Group Leader Dies

This one directly from our OMW tipster in the area, Nathan Obral (photo courtesy Elyria Chronicle-Telegram)


Arthur D. Hudnutt, retired publisher of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram and Medina Gazette, and former chairman of Elyria-Lorain Broadcasting, passed away (Thursday). Elyria-Lorain Broadcasting owns WEOL/930 and WNWV/107.3, so it’s recognized as a rare grandfathered radio/newspaper duopoly.
Hudnutt served as publisher for the C-T’s parent firm, Lorain County Printing & Publishing, from 1970 to 1991. Concurrently, he also was chair of ELB (solely owned by LCP&P) through this same period. Control of both parties have rested in his son’s hands, A. Cooper Hudnutt, since.


The Plain Dealer obituary on Hudnutt says services will be held Saturday morning at Elyria’s First Congregational United Church of Christ. Hudnutt was 76.

In addition to the newspapers and WEOL/WNWV, Elyria-Lorain Broadcasting also owns country WKFM/96.1 “K96” Huron, AC WLKR/95.3 Norwalk and oldies WLKR/1510, also in Norwalk…

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