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If there’s something related to Radio, Broadcasting, RF & Audio, I’m likely to find my way there. It’s something I have in my daily diet.
My early years as a teen hanging out in radio stations and TV transmitter buildings have helped shape my hunger for the business. I started doing announcing part-time in 1976 and still do some limited radio announcing today for a couple area radio stations in Connecticut.
As a part-time announcer I spent 14 years doing Sunday mornings for WEBE 108. In the big picture, I was hired at ABC Radio as Project Engineer in 1999. Assignments were to build new control rooms and support affiliates with the Starguide III rollout. During my tenure I found myself upgrading systems, supporting all the studios and control rooms. I was promoted twice in my 9 years there becoming Systems Engineering Manager in 2008 before I came to ESPN in Bristol.
ESPN Radio has been my home to my daily diet of radio since May 2008. Some of my most enjoyable moments in the business have been spent here at ESPN Radio with the expansion of our new Control Rooms and Studios in 2011, and being a key part in launching our own uplink to affiliate XDS Satellite Receivers.
My hobbies are quite centered on radio as well. I’m a licensed Extra Class Amateur Radio Operator, call sign WD1M, and served as President of the Fairfield Amateur Radio Association in 1991. I did two DXpeditions to Iceland. 1989 and 1990. I hope to go back and do that again.
My current Shack for WD1M is a newly constructed room from a space in my basement that used to be a dirt floor and stone walls. I hand dug out the basement and installed a floor and room where I now have a great place to escape to and enjoy the hobby.
73 de WD1M - Bob
Shelton, CT USA