Bob McGaughey

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If you attended Murray State University in the last 50 years you likely heard of - or took a class from - Dr. Robert McGaughey. Everyone called him "Doc." You’ve also heard him on WKMS since it went on the air.

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Former longtime Murray State University Journalism and Mass Communications professor and department chair Bob McGaughey has died.

JMC professor Bob Valentine was a close friend. He said McGaughey died of complications from leukemia Friday afternoon at the University of Louisville Medical School.

KY Journalism Hall of Fame: "Doc" McGaughey Reflects on Teaching, Radio

Aug 27, 2012

Earlier this year, the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame inducted three west Kentuckians to the ranks of other great Kentucky Journalists: D.J. Everett of WKDZ/WHVO radio in Cadiz, Chip Hutcheson, publisher of The Times Leader and Murray State University professor emeritus Dr. Robert McGaughey. Today we begin a series of conversations with these gentlemen, today we hear from Dr. Robert Mcgaughey better known as “Doc.” Doc retired in 1997 after 30 years with the Journalism and Mass Communications department, 23 years of which he spent as department chair. He taught part time at Murray State until 2010.