Ron Blassnig has died, according to a report in the CGC Communicator. He was 62.
The newsletter carried a report from Lynn Duke of CBS Radio that Blassnig, a longtime Los Angeles radio engineer, had suffered from cancer and passed away last week in Santa Monica.
“I first met him in 1971 when we were both working at small stations in Oregon and Washington,” Duke told CGC.
“He came to work at K-Earth and KHJ under RKO the first time in 1981 and stayed in L.A. radio the following 27 years. During that time, he worked at a number of stations including, KRTH, KHJ, KZLA, KLAC, KDAY, Radio Unica, KROQ and KCBS-FM, and most recently KRTH, KTWV and KLSX under CBS.”
Raised in Seattle, he attended the University of Washington. Career experience included work as a DJ, a customer service manager for TFT and a lab tech at Ampex. Colleague Jim Blakely said Blassnig’s experience and skill in tape machine technology were “legendary.” Blassnig also had an interest in photography.