The Dallas Morning News reports Peggy Sears Newman died at age 61 of complications of a stroke. Newman worked at KBOX, KVIL and KLUV in Dallas. She broke into radio in 1976 by winning a KBOX-AM talent search for a morning show co-host for Allan Peck. She moved to afternoons at KVIL replacing Judy Jordan and later joined the drive-time crew as news director. She also sang solos on some of the KVIL Christmas albums. In 2000, Newman and many of the KVIL morning team followed Ron Chapman to KLUV-FM. She retired in 2002.