Martin Plascak began his broadcasting career at WBOW, Terre Haute, in 1950 while a student at Indiana State. Completing a master’s degree and military service, he returned to the station and later became news director. In 1976 he left to become news director of WTHI-AM-FM, Terre Haute, and did some work for WTHI-TV. Plascak anchored newscasts during morning drive time for Network Indiana. He was inducted into the Associated Press Hall of Fame in 1995, and retired a year later after five decades in broadcasting.