Entity | Hugh A. Rundell

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Hugh Rundell was born at Madison, Wisconsin, in 1919. He graduated from Ripon College and the University of Wisconsin, taking a degree in speech with some emphasis on radio. After service in the Army and employment at the University of West Virginia, he joined the faculty of Washington State College in 1948 as an Assistant Professor of Speech.

Rundell worked for WSU until retirement in 1982, concentrating on a variety of radio-related jobs, both with the college radio station and in classes. He was well-known as the author of a pronunciation guide to place names in Washington and the announcer on the widely-syndicated program Legendary Pianist .

During 1976-1978 Rundell conducted a series of oral interviews of several radio broadcasting pioneers in the Northwest.

From the guide to the Hugh Augustus Rundell Papers, 1938-1983, (Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections)

Born: 1919

Alternate Names: Rundell, Hugh Augustus, 1919-
Occupation(s): broadcaster, university teacher
Field(s) of Work: broadcasting, education
Employer(s): Washington State University, West Virginia University
Associated Place(s): Washington (State)