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WTTB-AM Vero Beach Announcer Found Dead

8-21-2012

55-year-old afternoon news anchor Neal Stannard was a broadcast legend in Vero Beach. He was found dead last Saturday night according to Vero Beach Broadcasters Vice President and General Manager Jim Davis. Stannard was involved in broadcasting in Vero Beach for four decades. Stannard was found slumped in the driver's seat of his car in the parking lot of TJ Maxx in Vero Beach on Saturday.

According to Davis, Stannard worked at the station on Saturday afternoon running the board and recording a few newscasts. He left the station about 6 p.m., and was found at 8:40 p.m.. Speculation is that Stannard -- who was not in great health -- died of a massive heart attack. He had high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and gout. Davis says Stannard was always good natured and cheery. "Like many artists, he was 'quirky' and had a great sense of humor. He will truly be missed. We’re starting a Neal Stannard scholarship fund through the local high school for drama students, since that was his other passion aside from radio."

Reach out to Jim Davis at james_kdavis@bellsouth.net



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