Longtime Vermont radio host Ernie Farrar dies

Published: Jul. 7, 2021 at 11:49 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 7, 2021 at 6:16 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont has lost a broadcasting legend.

Longtime radio host Ernie Farrar died with his family by his side. He was 78.

You may have not have seen Farrar, but you probably heard him.

He started his career at a radio station in St. Albans. He then moved to WVMT, where he worked for more than 50 years.

For the last 20 years of his career, he delivered the morning headlines. He retired from WVMT in 2018.

Farrar was inducted into both the Vermont Broadcasting Hall of Fame and the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame.

The family said Wednesday that funeral arrangements are not yet complete.

Son Tony Farrar told WCAX News: “All of the practical jokes and laughter will be greatly missed! All I can say is that I hope heaven is ready for one heck of a show!”

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