Radio World has learned that retired broadcast consultant William Richard “Rich” Green died June 21, 2015. We were notified of his passing by retired broadcast engineer Jeff Browne and Sierra Broadcast Services’ Dale Harry, his friends and colleagues.
They shared these remembrances:
“Born in Virginia, May 31, 1942, Rich first began working in electronics, repairing television sets in his uncle’s shop at age 12. By age 17, Rich was already doing design work on a directional AM array for station WLPM, Suffolk, Va. Later, Rich spent time working for the telephone company in Norfolk, Va., and occasionally joked about the many banks of stepping relays prevalent at that time.
“Rich studied electronics at the College of William and Mary, then later at Merced College in California. He was also a lab instructor and did psychology research at California’s Humboldt State University, while at the same time engineered at many of the radio and television stations in and nearby Eureka, Calif.
“In Sacramento, Calif., Rich worked in customer service for Paul Gregg at the Elcom/Bauer transmitter plant, where among other tasks, he constructed, tested and installed the WWVH 10 kW transmitters in Kaua’i, Hawaii.
“Rich also collaborated with Jim Olver of Jampro Antenna Co. on numerous broadcast antenna projects. He later formed his own broadcast consulting firm (W. Richard Green and Associates), and helped with the allocation and licensing of many broadcast facilities in California, Nevada and nationwide.
“Green had an affinity for collecting older broadcast RF parts and equipment, and could often be relied upon as an emergency source for hard-to-find transmitter and transmission line parts.
“Over the years, Rich cultivated many friends and colleagues in the broadcast community. We’ll miss you, Rich!”