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Geoff Neuhoff Dead at 59.


Neuhoff was the President and CEO of Neuhoff Communications. He died suddenly on Sunday according to COO Mike Hulvey. Hulvey said "Geoff Neuhoff was a giant among small and medium market broadcasters. Geoff demanded from all of us a dedication of greatness and excellence no matter the market size or the power of the station. Geoff believed strongly that innovation was the  way forward and he embraced new technologies with enthusiasm. He will be missed by his team, but the legacy he leaves behind will last for years to come" added Hulvey.

In 2010 Neuhoff was named, "Illinois Broadcaster of the Year" by the Illinois Broadcasters Association. In the spring of 2012, Neuhoff owned WSOY-AM, Decatur Illinois, was honored as a NAB Crystal Award winner. In his acceptance speech at the radio lunch in Las Vegas, Geoff dedicated the award to his father and honored the team of radio professionals who raised enough food in one day to fill two Decatur Food Banks for a year.

Neuhoff Communictions, Inc and Neuhoff Family Limited Partnership, own and operate radio stations;
WFMB-AM, WFMB-FM, WCVS-FM, WXAJ-FM, Springfield Illinois. WSOY-AM, WSOY-FM, WDZ-AM, WDZQ-FM, Decatur, Illinois. WCZQ-FM Champaign, Illinois. WDAN-AM, WDNL-FM, WRHK-FM, Danville, Illinois. KMVT-TV, FOX 14 KTWT-LP and CW, Twin Falls, Idaho.

Geoff is survived by his wife Beth (Russell) Neuhoff, a son Jamie, daughters Lexie and Alice. Arrangements are pending on Martha's Vineyard, Masschusettes.

(7/23/2012 3:32:15 PM)
The Neuhoff family, led by Geoff and Roger, has exemplified the best in broadcasting and public service. They truly cared about their communities. My condolences to Geoff's family.

- Larry Wood
(7/23/2012 1:49:19 PM)
So saddened by the news. As a consultant, I always found Geoff and his father, Roger, to be among the best people to work with. He will be missed.

- Ron White
(7/23/2012 11:38:31 AM)
I am in absolute shock. Geoff and I became friendly a few years ago when Ralph Guild introduced us at his house. Geoff and Beth are right next to us in Jupiter, so we got together every once in a while. Saw him about 6 weeks ago, and he looked as great as ever. I am so sad to hear this tragic news.

- Barry O'Brien
(7/23/2012 10:22:02 AM)
I worked with Roger and Geoff while I was a rep at McGavren Guild Radio. We had great times together and did some creative things for WCVS and WBOW.
My prayers are with Beth and his family.
Tony Durpetti

- Tony Durpetti
(7/23/2012 10:08:44 AM)
Had dinner with Geoff & wife Beth Tuesday, certainly did not see this coming, had a golf date upcoming. We grew up om MV summers unknown to each other and had similar lives, been hanging out sharing stories and laughter since meeting as adults, what a wonderful guy! Regrets to the family.

- Skip Finley

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