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Well Known Texas Engineer John Furr Has Died


Furr died in San Antonio following a brief illness. He was 68. Furr began his association with commercial broadcasting as an intern at KUNO Corpus Christi. He worked at a number of Texas stations, including KOKE Austin, and KTSA and KITE in San Antonio. In 1979 he became group engineering chief for Clear Channel Communications. Following a 10-year career with Clear Channel, he opened his own independent engineering firm and went on to upgrade or improve the facilities of over 100 broadcast stations in Texas.

In 2011, Furr was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. He is survived by his wife, Paula, his daughter Amanda, and grandson Benjamin. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the South Hall of Oak Hills Church, 19595 I-10 West in San Antonio. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested contributions in his memory to the mission foundation John established to help fund Christian self-reliance projects in El Salvador and Haiti, The Hand-In-Hand Foundation, 2312 Lockhill-Selma, Suite 238, San Antonio, TX 78230.

Our thanks to John Barger for passing along all the details about Mr. Furr's passing.