Paul Gregg, owner of Bauer Transmitters, died May 29.
As of Friday afternoon the exact circumstances of the death of the 90-year old Gregg are unclear.
He had a nice letter to the editor here (scroll to the end of the letters).
Mark Persons had this to say: “What a kind and gentle man Paul Gregg was. We knew each other for 30 years and I always looked forward to seeing him at the spring NAB show. Paul had done it all and was great at telling stories about his experiences. Like many in World War II, Paul served in the U. S. Army Signal Corps. He was more than a ‘radioman,’ he was an instructor and was involved in radar too. Paul knew so much about electronics and military communications equipment that the Army would not send him to a combat zone for fear that he might fall into enemy hands. After the war and while still in the service, he was sent by ship to Viet Nam to set-up local radio stations in villages across the country. Yes, the U.S. helped France when Viet Nam was still a French colony.”
“Back in civilian life, Paul was building radio broadcast equipment such as transmitters and audio consoles under the names Sparta, then Cetec, and finally, Bauer. He remarked about being lucky that his transmitter business was just down the block, so to speak, from Eimac tubes and transformer manufacturer in California. That made life a lot easier for his broadcast equipment firm. Paul created a 1 kW AM transmitter kit, something like a large Heathkit, that could be assembled by a station engineer back in the 1960s. In fact, one was assembled during an NAB convention by a Kelly Girl. It was an innovative idea that worked in its time because transmitters were much simpler back then. Anyone who knows broadcast history will miss Paul Gregg … I certainly do.”