Augie Hiebert is dead. The engineer worked in radio and TV and is considered the first person in North America to hear radio messages of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He also built Alaska’s first TV station.
The NAB noted his passing. President/CEO David K. Rehr said, “For more than seven decades, Mr. Hiebert distinguished himself as a risk-taking pioneer with an unmatched commitment to community service. Our thoughts today are with the family of this great man and great broadcaster.”
The association shared a link to information on Hiebert’s life from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
And here’s the text of Alaska TV station’s story on Hiebert.