Tuning in Maxine's newscast -- for 60 years

(AP) -- Maxine Humphreys promised WGRV radio's owner she would stay for a while if she were hired. She did -- 60 years and counting.

Humprheys, who said she will "never see 80 again," has been doing a daily midday newscast on the station since May 18, 1953.

Ron Metcalfe, vice president and operations manager of the station and its sister facilities, figures Humphreys has reported more than 18,000 newscast over the years.

She does it all -- local news, obituaries and church announcements. She said she wants her newscast to reflect her hometown.

Even though she tried to leave twice, she assured station management a little party for her didn't signal her retirement.


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