I want to share a video
of Cecil Lynch. If you appreciate the history of radio broadcast engineering,
you’ll want to watch this.
First, let me share that I read
about Mr. Lynch in the latest engineering newsletter of Crawford Broadcasting, where engineer
Steve Minshall wrote the following:
Cecil Lynch went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 5, 2013 at the age of
102. I first met Cecil at a four-tower AM directional facility under
construction at Klamath Falls, Ore., in 1980. The station was building a night
facility to change their daytime-only station to full-time status. The project
had to be done on an extremely tight budget, and that was where Cecil’s
expertise in economy made the project feasible.
had traveled from Modesto, Calif.,with a trunk load of coils and capacitors,”
Minshall continued. “I remember him sitting in his car with a polar chart and some
scratch paper. He designed the phasor and ATUs on the spot. He left us with
blank aluminum panels and a bunch of coils, capacitors and insulators. This was
my first job in radio — what a great way to learn, and learn I did! Not
everyone gets to build a four-tower phasing system from scratch.”
I will let both Steve Minshall and Cecil Lynch speak for
themselves from that point.
Read the rest of Steve’s memories here
(PDF, page 7) and then watch the Modesto Radio Museum’s video of the late Cecil
Lynch, who was 98 at the time, below. Thanks, Steve, for sharing that link.