Former WASR-AM owner, Alan Wayne Severy passes away at 68

Sad news out of Maine regarding a former New Hampshire broadcaster.

Alan Wayne Severy passed away at the age of 68 on Friday, April 26, 2013, in Ellsworth, Maine.  Alan was born September 12, 1944, in Laconia, New Hampshire, to Merle and Theresa (Bookholz) Severy.  He grew up in South Tamworth, New Hampshire, and graduated from Conway High School.  After high school, Alan attended Boston University and the University of New Hampshire at Durham.  While at Durham, he helped establish the school’s radio broadcasting station.  After college, Alan served in the United States Navy for four years.  Following his naval service, he returned to radio in 1970 and, with Sharon Severy, established WASR radio in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.  Dedicated to his work, Alan owned and operated WASR radio with Sharon for over 30 years.  During his career in radio, Al won many awards for excellence in news broadcasting and was recognized as the New Hampshire Associated Press “Broadcaster of the Year.”  In 2004, Alan and Sharon sold WASR to the current owners and Alan partially retired to Maine.  Alan is survived by one brother and three sisters in the Washington D.C. area and two brothers and one sister in Maine.

Donations in remembrance may be made to any no-kill animal shelter.

For more information contact…

Bragdon Kelley Funeral Home, 215 Main Street Ellsworth, Maine  04605    207-667-8325,


1 comment
  1. Barbie
    May 3, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I was so greatful to have met Al, we were roomies for a few winters in Maine and over the time he shared many storeis of his adventures, exspecially the great deals he got going to Alaska. He was a gentle man with bigh heart. He just loved every animal he came acrossed. I just know he now hanging out with all if his past furry freinds and at peace knowing he’s no longer has to fight with health issues. I was blessed to have know him.

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