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Harold Kassens Is Dead; Was FCC Official, Consulting Engineer

Harold Kassens Is Dead; Was FCC Official, Consulting Engineer
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Harold Kassens is dead, the Washington Post reports. He was 87.
The consulting radio engineer died on Sunday Nov. 27. According to the Post's obituary, Kassens, a native of Chicago, lived in Arlington, Va., for more than 50 years. He worked for the FCC from 1941 until 1974, with titles including chief of the Rules and Standards Division and assistant chief of the Broadcast Bureau. He was a partner with A.D. Ring and Associates for seven years, until 1982.
Kassens also was involved at the FCC in the early days of discussion over AM stereo, and at one time was the chairman of the National AM Stereophonic Radio Committee, according to the Web site of du Treil, Lundin & Rackley, for whom Kassens served as a consultant.
He was a Fellow of the SBE, among numerous other broadcast and engineering affiliations.

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