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Learfield’s Peters Passes Away

Chief engineer pushed producer/syndicator’s technical capabilities

Charles “Charlie” Peters Jr., vice president/chief engineer for radio program producer and syndicator Learfield, passed away last week from cancer. He was 53.

Peters had been with the company since 1984, when he joined as an assistant broadcast engineer. He was chief engineer at his passing, and in his company biography was credited with “building Learfield’s broadcast facilities and systems.” He oversaw “the design and implementation for Learfield’s current satellite distribution system used to distribute programming to more than 1,100 radio stations nationwide.”

An obituary says, “He was jokingly called ‘MacGyver’ because he had the miraculous ability to use whatever was handy to fix whatever was broken.”

Learfield is a specialist in college and regional sports radio news and programming. It runs a number of major college sports radio networks. It also has an agricultural news arm.

He is survived by his parents, wife, Rhonda, and four grown children. He was buried on Saturday.