Bob Moore, a retired radio engineer also known in the industry for refurbishing PR&E consoles later in his life, has died at age 72 at his home in Fremont, Mich.
According to his obituary he died following a lingering illness after a 2017 motorcycle accident.
He was former chief engineer at WJNL in Michigan, WBAP and KSCS in Fort Worth/Dallas, KTNQ in Los Angeles and WCBS in New York. His friend and colleague Tom Atkins, vice president/director of engineering of Saga Communications, recalls first meeting Moore in 1978 at WKBW in Buffalo, where Moore was an assistant to Peter Burk for several years.
From 1985 to 1991, according to his LinkedIn page, Moore was “customer service guru” for Pacific Recorders. Later, after retiring in 2000, he returned to Michigan and started Mooretronix, which specialized in the sale and service of Pacific Recorders & Engineering consoles, modules and accessories for the broadcast community.
In 2017 Moore was involved in a motorcycle crash in Anchorage, Alaska. According to a Radio World news article, Moore and friends were returning from a motorcycle vacation to the Yukon Territory in Canada when the accident occurred.