Martin Plascak began his broadcast career when he joined WBOW-AM radio, Terre Haute, in 1951 and worked there for 25 years. In 1957, Jerome “Bill” William O’Conner purchased WBOW and wanted to make Martin the “News Voice of the Wabash Valley.” His days of playing records and voicing commercials came to an end and he served as WBOW News Director from 1954-1975. In 1976 Martin became News Director at WTHI Radio AM and FM, anchoring “Morning Drive” for Network Indiana as well as doing some television work like “Face to Face” with the CBS affiliate.
Martin taught broadcast journalism at St. Mary of the Woods College in Terre Haute and served as a board member of the Wabash Valley Press Club. He was inducted into the Associated Press Hall of Fame in 1959, and the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame in 2014.
Plascak died October 30, 2021, at age 92.