LPTV, FM Translator Pioneer Dies

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A renowned television and radio engineer who was instrumental in bringing early television to the rural Mountain West and later became a pioneer of low-power TV and FM translators has lost his battle with brain cancer.


Dr. Byron W. St. Clair passed away May 20 in Lakewood, Colo., at the age of 93. He leaves behind his wife of 71 years, Julie, and daughter Susan Hansen. He also leaves a legacy that can be tied to the FCC’s current “AM revitalization” efforts, and the fight for community-based LPFMs and LPTVs that continues today.

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