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Max Brown, 93; help create network of radio stations

LEXINGTON, Neb. -- Max Brown, who helped create a network of radio stations serving Nebraska agriculture, died Wednesday. He was 93.

Mr. Brown founded KRVN in Lexington in 1951, and he was one of several leaders of Nebraska farm organizations who started the Nebraska Rural Radio Association. That association grew from KRVN into a six-station network that includes KNEB-AM and -FM in Scottsbluff and KTIC-AM and KWPN-FM in West Point.

More than 4,200 Nebraska farm and ranch families own the association, for which Mr. Brown served as executive secretary and general manager until his retirement in 1979.

In 1981, Mr. Brown married a sixth-grade classmate, Muriel Humphrey, the widow of former Vice President Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota. She died in 1998.

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