Noted Detroit Engineer Jerry Martin Passes
January 2, 2009 at 2:07 PM (PT)
JERRY MARTIN, the long-time chief engineer for stations such as WKMH, WKNR and WNIC/DETROIT, passed away on NEW YEAR'S EVE, two days after his 92nd birthday. MARTIN began his career as a radio engineer in 1946, assisting in the construction of KEENER's predecessor, WKMH and holds the distinction of being the second employee hired by FRED KNORR at the station.
His many accomplishments through the years include supervising the installation and construction of the present-day transmitting facilities of WNIC-FM. He retired in 1985. Earlier this year, The Michigan Association of Broadcasters Honored JERRY with the CARL LEE Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award.