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Motor Racing Network Co-Founder Ken Squier Dies at 88

Motor Racing Network co-founder Ken Squier passed away on November 15 at age 88. Squier, who was Motor Racing Network’s first anchor, was also known for his time broadcasting NASCAR on theim CBS Television Network and later with TBS. MRN says that NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. encouraged Squier to build a nationwide network of radio stations to cover the growing sport. He began with his family-owned WDEV-AM/FM in Waterbury, Vermont and Daytona Beach’s WNDB-AM – both of which still air MRN programming today.  He added hundreds more stations to air the very first MRN broadcast of the Daytona 500 in 1970.