Ed Trombley — known for “his problem solving and uncanny way of communicating with the finickiest of machinery” — is being honored by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
During its Engineering Luncheon at its convention in Lansing, Mich., on March 3, the MAB awarded its Carl E. Lee Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award to Trombley and John Grover.
John Grover Trombley, a field engineer and “RF expert extraordinaire” for engineering firm Munn-Reese Inc., has been at the firm since 1994. Before that he was chief engineer and technical director of telecommunications at WSAE(FM)/KTGG(AM) at Spring Arbor College (now University), in Spring Arbor, Mich.
“In addition to his professional work,” MAB added, “Ed is known for his garage full of old broadcast parts and equipment, supplying the local theater with period props, not to mention the numerous engineers who have been helped in a pinch because of his garage full of goodies.”
John Grover is chief engineer for WADL(TV) in Detroit. He has more than 46 years in broadcast engineering. He was chief at Sinclair Broadcast’s WSMH(TV) for 18 years and worked for WGPR radio and television, among others.