Clear Channel Communications Chairman, Lowry Mays, dies at 87

Lowry Mays was the founder and chairman of Clear Channel Communications. He also served as a chairman of the United Way of San Antonio and was a member of the Associate’s Board at Harvard Business School for which  He was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame in 1999.

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What Caused the Death of Businessman Lowry Mays?

The news of Lowry Mays’ passing has saddened people all around the world because he was the creator and chairman of Clear Channel Communications, which was well-known for its advertising campaigns. Sadly, he passed away at age 87. His cause of death has not yet been revealed, but people from all around the world are paying tribute to him as “A pretty huge tree fell in the Aggie forest today,” as Texas A&M University System chancellor John Sharp put it.

We will always remember what he accomplished for Aggieland. Moreover, M. Katherine Banks, president of Texas A&M University, stated, “We are grieved to learn of Lowry Mays’ demise today. He was a perfect example of Aggie ideals. Through his participation on the Board of Regents, the Mays family has had a significant impact on the university system as well as the business school, creating innumerable possibilities for teachers and students. We Aggies are honored to continue his legacy of service and leadership.

Lowry Mays Age, Family, and Early Life

Lowry Mays was born on July 24, 1935, in Harris County, Texas, USA. He was 87 years old at the time of his death. He was Lester T. Mays who is his father and his mother Virginia Lowry. However, His personal life has not been widely documented on his Wikipedia page at this time, making it difficult to find specific information about his parents and family background.

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We are therefore unable to provide you with any current information about his early life. Therefore, Once we learn more about him, we will update whatever is relevant to him.

Lowry Mays Career, What was his Profession?

From 1985 to 1991, Mays was a member of the Texas A&M Board of Regents. He was reappointed to the Board of Regents in 2001, and from 2003 to 2005, he presided as its chairman. He served as the Board’s special liaison to the Texas A&M Foundation and was also a member of the Committee on Buildings and Physical Plant, the Presidential Library Committee, and its chair.

On February 1st, 2007, his most recent term on the Board of Regents came to an end. The San Antonio Broadcasting Company, which later evolved into Clear Channel Communications, was established by Mays in 1972. In 1972, the corporation invested in its first radio station, San Antonio’s KEEZ-FM. In 1975, he and Red McCombs, a business partner, acquired WOAI, a second San Antonio station. The business acquired 10 more struggling radio stations over the ensuing years, rendered them profitable, and typically changed their programs to discussion or religious programming.

Clear Channel Communications owned 16 television stations and 43 radio stations by the mid-1990s. Mays and his business bought 49 radio stations and a stake in New Zealand’s biggest radio group after the Telecommunications Act of 1996 drastically deregulated the broadcast industry. Mays testified in 2003 before the US Senate that the public had not been harmed by the deregulation of the telecommunications sector. In 2004, he was admitted into the Radio Hall of Fame. Mays handed up leadership of the business to his son, Mark Mays, after having a stroke in 2005.

Which school and college did he go to?

Mays attended the A&M College of Texas (now Texas A&M University), where he received a B.S. in petroleum engineering and later earned an MBA from Harvard University.

Lowry Mays Net Worth, How much does he earn?

He had a net worth of $1.10 Billion.

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Lowry Mays Wife, What about his relationship?

He was a married man and he was married to Peggy Mays with whom he shares four children.

Was he available on any social media platforms?

We did not find him on other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as we assume he might not be available on it or might be available with a different username.

We will update this section if we get any leads in the future regarding his social media presence on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or any other platforms.

Physical Appearance of Lowry Mays’s Height, Weight

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Hair ColourWhite
Eye ColourHazel
Body typeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Interesting facts about Lowry Mays’s should be known

Zodiac SignN / A
Net Worth $1.10 Billion
Single/ In a relationship/Married/DivorcedWife
Current SpousePeggy Mays