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Wisconsin Broadcasters Remember Gary Mach, Engineer

He worked for many years on the WBA’s Broadcasters Clinic Committee

Gary Mach at right with Leonard Charles WBA
Gary Mach, right, is shown at a past Broadcasters Clinic presenting Leonard Charles with a chocolate Cow Pie, a joking reference to Leonard’s presentation about working on AM directional arrays in the field.

Gary Mach has died. The longtime broadcast engineer was 78, according to an obituary in the newsletter of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.

Mach worked for many years on the WBA’s Broadcasters Clinic Committee. Last year’s clinic was dedicated to him.

“During his career, Mach worked every level of support from staff engineer to corporate engineer,” WBA wrote.

“He successfully completed several facilities upgrades during his career, in additional to countless engineering accomplishments, like rebuilding transmitters and studio systems.”

His career included working with Wisconsin Public Broadcasting and PBS. He designed the telecommunications facilities for the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts and the Center for Television Production, both on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus.

“Mach shared his skills and talents with the technical college system, the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, Cellcom Communications, and many others. He continued consulting long after his retirement,” WBA stated.

He died in Green Bay, Wis. Here’s a link to a tribute page.