The circle of people who worked at the old Allied Broadcast Equipment Co. is tight-knit. This week they’re remembering Ray Slick, who died at age 63.
Slick was born in Richmond, Ind., and was graduated from Richmond High School. He worked for Harris-Allied and also was a freelance broadcast equipment technician. A musician, he also did work as a sound tech.
One former colleague writes, “Many RW readers may recall Ray as having been in both Allied’s repair shop and working on turnkey system installations.” Harris Corp. bought the company in 1988.
Allied founder Roy Ridge recalls hiring Slick at WKBV part-time in 1970. “He started at Allied Broadcast around 1976 and left Harris around 1990,” Ridge wrote in an e-mail. “He also did some part time contract work for Allied Telecom after leaving Harris. Ray was great person in many ways. He was a great engineer in electronics and mechanical issues with a focus on the elegance of simplicity.”
The Palladium-Item has an obituary.