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Former NRSC Chairman Dies at Age 82

Charlie Morgan was also a past recipient of the NAB Radio Engineering Achievement Award

WILKES BARRE, Pa. � Longtime radio broadcast engineering executive Charlie Morgan has died. He was 82, according to an obituary in the Times Leader of Wilkes Barre, Pa., carried on�

When Morgan retired, he was senior vice president of radio for Susquehanna Radio Corp. But many in radio knew him as the onetime chairman of the National Radio Systems Committee, a standards-setting body that is managed jointly by representatives of the U.S. radio broadcasting and consumer electronics industries.�

NRSC played an important role in the industry�s contentious debate about digital radio, including the system of in-band, on-channel digital radio that came to be HD Radio. It also developed a series of AM broadcast standards, and the radio data standards used to display song title and artist information on analog FM receivers.

Morgan received the National Association of Broadcasters Radio Engineering Achievement Award in 1994.

He resigned his position at an NRSC meeting in 2007 and later formed a consultancy.

According to the obituary, he was a charter member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and former member of the NAB Engineering Advisory Committee, where he chaired its AM Improvement Committee. He also was founding owner and operator of an FM station in Pittston, Pa.�

A version of this article originally appeared on the website of Radio World, sister publication of Radio magazine.�