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Cliff Rogers Remembered as a Problem Solver

Colleague David Bialik recalls the late equipment salesman, who died recently at age 75

Cliff Rogers, Right, and David Bialik at a Recent AES Tribute to the RCA Broadcast Division

This letter is from David K. Bialik, project manager for CBS Interactive Music Group, radio streaming operations.

R. Clifford Rogers passed away April 30.

Many know Cliff as a Northeast salesman for RCA Broadcast and Continental Electronics. Cliff was someone who enjoyed his work and understood the products he sold. He made it a point to meet and become friends with all the engineers in the many markets.

He tried to attend many SBE meetings and it was always enjoyable to break bread with him as you told him what was going on; he would always suggest how he or someone he knew could help achieve your goals, whether it involved his products or not.

In a time prior to Google and the Internet, he was the best search engine to get a problem resolved. Cliff most likely sold transmitters to the majority of Northeast radio. He retired in the 1990s to run a bed and breakfast in Schroon Lake, N.Y.

I met Cliff in the early ’80s when I was still a student. We became friends and throughout my career we did business. Cliff and I organized an all-day transmitter education seminar for the SBE in the late ’80s. Recently at the 127th AES Convention we organized the tribute to the RCA Broadcast Division.

The broadcast community is mourning the loss of a great man; I am mourning the loss of a good friend. My condolences to his wife and family.

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