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Red Holland whose antics entertained tv viewers has died

Holland spent decades on the air, first at WTVY and then WJHG in Panama City
Red Holland, seen in this WTVY file photo, died on December 4, 2020.
Red Holland, seen in this WTVY file photo, died on December 4, 2020.(WTVY)
Published: Dec. 4, 2020 at 9:47 PM CST
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -Longtime television personality Red Holland has died from COVID, according to family friends. Holland spent decades on the air, first at WTVY and then WJHG in Panama City.

Clifford “Red” Holland parlayed his on-air persona and sharp mind into a successful career that included business ownership and a fishing show that complimented his signature program, Good Morning Tri-States.

Television, though, made him a star.

“Red was known for his local TV commercials featuring his loud, boisterous, southern personality which was known in 3 states and unmistakably recognized by everyone,” radio personality David Sommers said of his friend.

For years, Holland was one of the Big Three in Dothan television--the others Ann Varnum, who died this year, and Gene Ragan who passed in 2012.

Holland died in Panama City Friday. He was 80.

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