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Contributor Pro-File: Tom Atkins

Contributor Pro-File: Tom Atkins

Feb 1, 2010 8:00 AM

Meet the professionals who write for Radio magazine.

This month: Stationary Modernization

Tom Atkins
Corporate Vice President/Director of Engineering
Backyard Broadcasting
Buffalo, NY

Atkins has been in broadcasting for more than 35 years working for broadcasting companies including Capital Cities, Taft, Keymarket, Sinclair and Entercom. He started as a disc jockey on WUSJ Lockport, NY, while attending college for engineering science. In later years he worked as an on-air personality and chief engineer for the legendary WKBW Buffalo, NY. His broadcast engineering experience includes 50kW AM directional stations, high-power FM stations, studio re-builds, studio consolidation, transmitter site rebuilds, computer software writing, computer maintenance and television engineering. Along with his engineering experience, he is experienced in voice-over production and radio programming.

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