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Broadcasters mourn loss of Larry Gunter

Pioneer Texas Broadcaster Larry Gunter passed away on April 26. He was 72.

Gunter was best known by many East Texans for his role as the male partner of the acclaimed "Larry & Lou" morning radio show on KYKX 105.7 FM during the mid-1970s.

During that time, he was awarded the Country Music Association's "Small Market Disc Jockey of the Year."

Gunter served as general manager of KYKS Lufkin-Nacogdoches for 23 years and finished his career in advertising sales for Reynolds Radio in Tyler-Longview.

“Larry was a great local broadcaster who dedicated himself not just to the betterment of his community and the industry, but to TAB itself by serving on the Board and setting the stage for the broad array of direct member services we offer today," said TAB President Oscar Rodriguez.

"He inspired scores of broadcasters who continue to serve their communities and will long be remembered for his passion and his commitment to others."

A memorial celebration will be held at 10 am on Thursday, May 1 at the Longview Metro Church.

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Caption: Gunter (left) with friends and fellow Pioneer Broadcasters Dick Osburn, Earl Fletcher and Rusty Reynolds

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