Rich Rarey, who has
served as technical editor of Radio World Engineering Extra for the past two
years, is leaving the position after the December issue to devote more time to his
consulting business, Rareworks LLC — where he works with companies like Tome
Inc. developing novel drone software for search and rescue work, as well as
creation of in-car high-resolution audio systems; and Jump2Go, developing a
broadcast-based national alerting system. He’ll continue to be a valued contributing
author in RWEE.
Thank you Rich for your superb work,
your engineering insights and your fabulous sense of humor.
I’m pleased to announce that Cris Alexander will take the tech editor’s
reins starting in February and is already planning that issue’s contents.
A longtime member of the Radio World family, W.C. Alexander
started his broadcast career in the mid-1970s, working in both radio and
television stations before settling into a radio career and coming to work for
Crawford Broadcasting Co. as director of engineering in 1984, where he has
overseen its growth from six stations to a nationwide entity. He is managing partner
of Au Contraire Software, which produces moment-method modeling and AM/FM
design software. He is active in the Society of Broadcast Engineers and holds
CPBE, AMD and DRB certifications.
Like Rich and our
founding Technical Editor Michael LeClair, Cris will perform the role on a
contract basis while keeping his busy day job. Reach him at email@example.com.
Radio World Engineering Extra recently noted our 12th anniversary, while Radio
World itself turns 40 next summer. Cris and Rich have both been important
reasons for the success of these publications. I thank them as well as you, our
reader, and the sponsors whose support has made this publication possible. Here’s
to many more!