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Chronicle: Grogan

Former Susquehanna EVP/Radio Lawrence W. "Larry" Grogan passed away yesterday (2/11) in Dallas. A native of Buffalo, NY, Grogan spent a decade at WBEN/Buffalo before moving to Indianapolis to manage Susquehanna's then-Beautiful Music WFMS in 1975. A year later, he oversaw the station's flip to Country making it the company's first Country outlet; in 1980, he helped flip the company's KPLX/Dallas from Beautiful Music to Country, as well. "Larry Grogan was simply one of the finest men I have ever known," says Falls Media's Dan Halyburton, who previously served as KPLX GM under Grogan. "He was an amazing leader, mentor and friend. I was just one of so many that owe their career in radio to Larry Grogan." Arrangements are pending.

Willie Nelson’s longtime drummer, Paul English, passed away at the age of 87. English, who served as the inspiration for 1971's "Me & Paul" and 1973’s "Devil In A Sleepin' Bag" had played with Nelson since 1966. Arrangements are pending.