Founder of current WPSU-TV dies in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania State University journalism professor Marlowe Froke, who founded WPSX-TV (now WPSU-TV) in 1964 at the university, died Feb. 23 in State College, Pa. He was 82. Penn State Live, the university’s news site, said he “took the lead in the early days of cable and public TV to establish networks of connections among Pennsylvania stations and cable operations that preceded today’s Public Broadcasting System.” He joined the Penn State faculty in 1959 as an associate professor of journalism and developed the school’s first broadcast journalism curriculum. In 1964 he was named Penn State’s director of broadcasting and established WPSX.

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