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President of local radio and newspaper company dies

Posted by wlpo on February 3, 2011

Kind, generous and extremely talented- some of the words being used to remember the President of Miller Group Media.   Pete Miller III of Peru died Thursday morning at the age of 50.

Miller Group Media includes AM 1220 WLPO, 99-3 WAJK, 96-5 The Wolf, The NewsTribune and Agrinews.

Miller and the Miller Group Charitable Trust were very supportive of the Illinois Valley YMCA.  YMCA Executive Director Dave Potthoff.

Miller was also a supporter of the March of Dimes, Illinois Valley Animal Rescue, and many other organizations.

John Spencer is the Vice President of Operations at La Salle County Broadcasting, part of Miller Group Media.  Spencer says he thinks a lot of Miller’s energy and enthusiasm filtered down through his companies.

Miller was named publisher of the Newstribune in 1985 and is credited with giving the paper its present name.

His death is being investigated by the Peru Police Department, the La Salle County Coroner’s Office, and the Illinois State Police crimeservices.  An autopsy will be performed Friday.

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