Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now


Dave Burns Dies, Was Retired Broadcast Tech Sales Exec

Known to many from his tenure at Allied and Harris

Dave Burns has died.

According to an obituary on, Burns was 76 and died after a short illness. He is shown in the accompanying photo from his Facebook page.

Readers who were active in the industry’s equipment supply industry of the 1980s and 1990s will remember Burns from his tenure in sales and marketing.

According to earlier RW coverage, Burns began his career as a salesman for Roy Ridge at Allied Broadcast Equipment, which later was known as Harris Allied and eventually Harris Corp.’s Broadcast Division. He also worked as a consultant to several companies, and in 2002 joined Klotz Digital America as director of broadcast business development.

In retirement he remained passionate about radio in retirement and was active in online communities.

[See a photo Burns submitted in 2013 to RW in “Here’s Looking (Up) at You, WLW”]

According to, Burns died Tuesday at Hospice of Southwest Ohio. Condolences may be sent to the family at