Premo Mondone, the founder of Red State Talk Radio, has passed away at the age of 59. According to reports, Mondone died of a sudden heart attack on Saturday afternoon. He was found at his computer doing what he loved, working on Red State Talk Radio.
He began hosting the Red State Town Hall in January of 2009, with his co-host Ken Brown.
In May of 2010, he went on to create Red State Talk Radio, which celebrated 5 years of broadcasting last year. His station revolutionized the internet conservative talk radio industry, and became one of the most successful digital broadcast stations of its time.
After years of broadcasting online, WRS-DB was eventually picked up by various radio stations across the country, forming a network of affiliates.
- WDDQ FM 92.1 – Adel, Georgia
- WSFB 1490 AM, Talk 97.7 FM – Quitman, Georgia
- WJNW AM 1650 – Hermitage, Tennessee
- TalkRadio AM 1620 KTFL – Gilbert, Arizona
- WMQL Radio FM 105.5 – Brevard, North Carolina
- Kaufman County Talk Radio AM 1680 KCTR – Terrell, Texas
- TaxPro Radio – Gainesville, Georgia
Premo held a B.S. in Human Services from Tennessee Wesleyan College (1980) in Athens, Tennessee. He also has took graduate level classes at The University of Tennessee (Chattanooga). Mondone is survived by three adult daughters and five grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are still underway, and Cowger Nation will provide you with updates as soon as they are available.
Premo Mondone was an outspoken conservative and will greatly be missed.