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In Memoriam: Long-Time WAWZ General Manager S. Rea Crawford

S. Rea CrawfordThe Rev. S. Rea Crawford, the long-time General Manager of WAWZ Star 99.1, went to be with the Lord last month after a battle with cancer. He was 86.

Rev. Crawford served as GM for WAWZ for 40 years until his retirement in 2013. He also served on the Central Board of Trustees of the Pillar of Fire, on the Board of Trustees for Pillar College (formerly Somerset Christian College), and as the Presiding Elder at Pillar's campus in Zarephath, NJ.

Rev. Crawford began his life-long association with WAWZ in 1941, three months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. During his tenure at WAWZ, the station earned numerous awards for community service and excellence in programming from the National Religious Broadcasters, the National Association of Broadcasters, and Christian Music Broadcasters. In 2002, Rev. Crawford was honored by NRB for his 60 years of meritorious service to Christian broadcasting. In 2012, he was elected to the NJ Broadcasting Association's Hall of Fame.

Published: January 9, 2014

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