Mid-Michigan: Newsmakers July 16, 2008

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Jackson Citizen-Patriot:

An e-mail sits in Annette Doner's inbox from an adoring fan of her husband, Robert, an award-winning, smooth-talking local radio personality from the 1980s. It reads, in part, "I would listen to Bob on the radio all the time. I just loved how he talked so freely with his listening audience." Doner, a popular Jackson-area media mogul and pastor who once owned the Springport Signal and Marshall Review, died Tuesday, likely from a heart attack, family members said. He was 62. Doner was a pastor at East Eckford Community Church in Marshall, where he presided over a congregation "that loved him very much," said Annette Doner, his wife of more than six years. In the eighth grade, Doner was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up. He responded that he aspired to be a disc jockey or a pastor. Doner was ordained in the mid-1970s and later became a popular voice on radio station WKHM-AM, most notably with his one-minute weekday commentary, "60 Seconds with Bob Doner"... Minister and former radio host dies at 62 (Wed, 7/16)

 

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