Barbara D. Marmet dies; founder of WAFY-FM
Barbara D. Marmet, the founder, president, and chief executive of WAFY (Key 103.1 FM) in Frederick, MD, died Oct. 20 at a hospital in Raleigh, N.C. She was 88. The cause was a stroke, said a son, Richard.
Mrs. Marmet settled in the Washington area in 1953 and did volunteer work for the American Red Cross, the Navy League, the private Landon and St. Albans schools, and the United Way. She and her husband, a communications lawyer, moved to Frederick from Bethesda in 1984, and she continued her involvement in civic and community affairs groups. In 1990, she started the radio station, which played contemporary pop hits. She sold it 15 years later.
Mrs. Marmet had been a resident of Boca Grande, Fla., since 2002.