Thank You, Rich, and Welcome, Cris!

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Rich Rarey, who has served as technical editor of Radio World Engineering Extra for the past two years, is leaving the position after the December issue to devote more time to his consulting business, Rareworks LLC — where he works with companies like Tome Inc. developing novel drone software for search and rescue work, as well as creation of in-car high-resolution audio systems; and Jump2Go, developing a broadcast-based national alerting system. He’ll continue to be a valued contributing author in RWEE.

Thank you Rich for your superb work, your engineering insights and your fabulous sense of humor.

I’m pleased to announce that Cris Alexander will take the tech editor’s reins starting in February and is already planning that issue’s contents.

A longtime member of the Radio World family, W.C. Alexander started his broadcast career in the mid-1970s, working in both radio and television stations before settling into a radio career and coming to work for Crawford Broadcasting Co. as director of engineering in 1984, where he has overseen its growth from six stations to a nationwide entity.

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He is managing partner of Au Contraire Software, which produces moment-method modeling and AM/FM design software. He is active in the Society of Broadcast Engineers and holds CPBE, AMD and DRB certifications.

Like Rich and our founding Technical Editor Michael LeClair, Cris will perform the role on a contract basis while keeping his busy day job. Reach him at rwee@nbmedia.com.

Radio World Engineering Extra recently noted our 12th anniversary, while Radio World itself turns 40 next summer. Cris and Rich have both been important reasons for the success of these publications. I thank them as well as you, our reader, and the sponsors whose support has made this publication possible. Here’s to many more!

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