Born in Alert, Indiana, Eldon Campbell was hired as an announcer at WOWO, Fort Wayne, in 1938, and became the station’s program director in 1941. In 1945 he became sales and program manager at KEX in Portland, Oregon. From 1950 to 1956 he was an executive sales representative with Westinghouse Broadcasting in New York City. Campbell joined Time-Life Inc. and in 1957 became vice-president and general manager of Time-Life-owned WFBM radio and television (now WRTV),Indianapolis, a position he held until 1973. During this time the TV station received many local honors and a prestigious Peabody Award. Campbell’s work also included cable television franchises in Indianapolis, Terre Haute, and Marion. After retiring from broadcasting, he held executive positions with the Indiana Department of Commerce, a drug chain, and bank.
Campbell died April 19, 1991, at age 75