Mo broadcaster Derry Brownfield Dies

CENTERTOWN, Mo. (AP) - Missouri farm broadcaster Derry

Brownfield who hosted the "The Common Sense Coalition" radio talk

show has died.

The executive manager of the show, Beth Schoeneberg, said

Brownfield died Saturday morning in his sleep at his home in


She said he hadn't had any health problems, and she

didn't know his cause of death. He was 79.

Brownfield was the co-founder of the Brownfield Network, an

agricultural news service for radio stations in several states.

Brownfield and partner Clyde Lear also created the Jefferson

City-based Learfield Communications in the early 1970s.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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