E. Harold Munn, Jr., 87

munn-haroldMany of our readers in the Midwest know the name of Harold Munn, the consulting engineer who founded E. Harold Munn Jr. & Associates, which later became Munn-Reese upon Munn’s retirement, when he sold his firm to Wayne Reese. Munn received his FCC first ticket at age 14; in 1947, at age 17, he joined the IEEE, becoming a life member. He started his broadcast career as an owner with WTVB and WANG in Coldwater, Mich. He added more stations in the southern Michigan region in towns such as Ypsilanti and Hillsdale. He was also an early developer of cable TV systems, receiving one of the first three cable TV permits issued by the FCC.

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