Bob Liggett Passes at 76
The MAB has learned that longtime Michigan broadcast owner Robert (Bob) G. Liggett, Jr. passed away this past Friday morning, July 12, from complications with pancreatic cancer. He was 76. Bob leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Victoria, and four daughters, Maureen Fettes, Emily Philpot, Marjorie and Roberta Liggett. Bob founded Liggett Broadcast Group in 1970 following his graduation from law school in 1969 from Wayne State University. The business, headquartered in Lansing, became the state’s largest radio broadcast group. The company owned as many as 29 AM/FM stations in Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, New York and California. In 2000, Bob sold the company to Citadel Communications Corporation.
He was honored with the MAB Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999 and was one of the first MAB Foundation Founders Club member. He was on the original board of the MAB Foundation and remained active past his time on the board, often joining the Foundation conference calls. Read more here.