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E. Harold Munn Jr. Passes Away

Broadcast consultant also owned radio stations in Michigan

Michigan-based broadcast consultant E. Harold Munn Jr. passed away last week.

Munn received an FCC radio license at age 14 and in 1947, age 17, he joined the IEEE. He started his broadcast career as an owner with WTVB and WANG in Coldwater, Mich. He added more stations in the southern Michigan region in towns such as Ypsilanti and Hillsdale.

He was also an early developer of cable TV systems, receiving one of the first three cable TV permits issued by the FCC.

In 1950 he started a broadcast consultancy, E. Harold Munn Jr. & Associates. He ran the firm until his retirement in 1992 and the firm was sold to Wayne Reese. It became Munn-Reese and is still in business.

He was an inductee of the Michigan Broadcasters Hall of Fame. A more detailed obituary can be found at the Michigan Association of Broadcasters website.