Harry Boyes visiting WION in 2009.

The MAB has learned that Harry Boyes, former longtime News Director of WION-AM (Ionia) passed away at the age of 95 on September 20.  Boyes served as News Director for the station beginning in the mid-1950s through 1970. He also worked for WJR-AM (Detroit) as Capital Correspondent for a number of years. He later worked for the Michigan Education Association in public relations, from which he retired in 1989.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 28, 2019 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ionia.

WION’s Jim Carlyle shares his memories of Harry Boyes here.  Photos courtesy of WION.

Harry Boyes (misspelled as Boyles in this clipping) from an early WION station brochure.


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