Long-time radio vet in front of, behind and around the mic, Dale Tucker has a new venture as he approaches his 50th year in the radio industry.
Tucker Broadcast Surplus is a new broker looking to move broadcasters' old equipment. Emphasis for the radio veteran is on radio equipment but he'll entertain TV equipment proposals. TBS usually acts a pure middle man, rarely moving the equipment from a broadcaster's premises until it is sold. On occasion it will acquire and store equipment in its warehouse for consignment.
"We function as brokers, working hard to obtain the best price for each item on behalf of the seller … We have a very large inventory of reel-to-reel units, consoles and much more."
Tucker, a longtime account executive with Radio World, recently split off from an earlier partner in a similar business venture.
After touring the recent spring convention, he added: "My daughter Jessica and I attended the NAB Show and the reception to our company was, frankly, overwhelming and most gratifying."
His new Web site is up.