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Letter: Radio Tech Diversity

Challenging to attract any applicants

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Re the article “Blacks Are Few in U.S. Radio Engineering” (RW Sept. 2):

I am a part-time independent audio engineer; among my radio clients are some with whom I’ve worked since 1973. I also do live sound for local venues.

A couple of years ago we needed to add live sound engineers to replace some we had lost. Our production manager was under some pressure to find some minority and diverse staff. It was a folk music club in Berkeley, Calif., and we needed to reflect some of the local community.

But it was impossible to find any non-White qualified personnel. Our team of eight engineers includes four women, but no Asian or Black sound people ever applied.

Lou Judson, Intuitive Audio