Robert G. Liggett, Jr.

Radio station entrepreneur and former Big Boy restaurant chain owner Robert Liggett Jr. died July 12, 2019 at 76 years old. Liggett was born in 1943 in Beaumont, Texas, and lived most of his life in Michigan. He began working at a radio station at age 14, gearing up for a long career that led to a MAB Lifetime Achievement award in 1999.

He bought his first station in the 1970s after graduating from law school at Wayne State University in 1969. Liggett founded and built Liggett Broadcasting into a Lansing-based empire that was at one time considered Michigan’s biggest radio group. For the last two decades, he owned and operated five Port Huron area stations. The five stations operate as Radio First, serving the Thumb area and southwest Ontario.

In honor of our friend, the MAB Foundation has announced a goal of $50,000 to establish the Robert Liggett Jr. Scholarship.

Individuals and companyies wishing to make contributions to the Robert Liggett Jr. Scholarship Fund can send checks made payable to the “MAB Foundation,” noting the “Robert Liggett Jr. Scholarship Fund” in the memo line to MAB Foundation 820 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing MI 48906.

You may also give securely online HERE