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Carl Davis Retires from ERI

He’s been a staple in the broadcast technology biz

Carl Davis is retiring after a 50-year career in broadcasting.

For the past decade he has been radio account manager for the eastern United States for Electronics Research Inc. ERI has named Angela Gregory to manage accounts in the region starting Jan. 1.

“Davis’s career has included senior management roles at commercial and public television and radio stations and equipment sales at ERI and Harris Corp. (now GatesAir),” ERI wrote in the announcement.

“In 2018 he was inducted into the North Carolina Broadcasters Hall of Fame. His professional activities have included participation on the National Association of Broadcasters Engineering and Advisory Committee, the North Carolina Emergency Communications Committee and holding leadership positions for his local chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers.”

[Read Radio World’s 2018 interview with Carl Davis.]

Davis grew up in Hickory, N.C., where got his start in radio at WIRC and WXRC, according to an earlier Radio World story. He studied sociology at East Carolina University in Greenville, where he worked at campus station WECU(AM) and local station WOOW(AM) as chief engineer and program director.

Earlier roles included assistant general manager of PBS-NC, vice president of engineering for Voyager Communications and director of engineering for Durham Life Broadcasting.

“In retirement, he will continue to reside in Greenville, N.C., and has indicated he will remain an active participant in the East Carolina University’s Alumni Association and the ECU Foundation and its scholarship programs,” ERI said.

ERI also announced that Angela Gregory will become Eastern Region account manager for radio.

“Gregory joined ERI in 2019 in its Quality Assurance Department in roles that exposed her to all aspects of ERI’s design, fabrication and installation processes and procedures,” ERI said. She will be based at the company’s headquarters in Chandler, Ind.

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