Cable pioneer and Wisdom Media Group founder William Turner, 76, died of
cancer Monday at his home in Bluefield, W. Va.
Turner built one of the first cable systems in the early 1950s in West
In the 1980s, his Turner Vision Inc. became a leading supplier of programming
to C-band satellite customers.
He founded Wisdom Media in 1997 to tap into the burgeoning health and
wellness industry with a 24-hour channel, radio network and Internet
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