After more than 15 years as Chief Engineer of WOR-AM NY and DOE of Buckley Broadcasting, Tom Ray has resigned to start an engineering consultancy. Tom has considerable experience in AM & FM broadcast facilities maintenance and construction, as well as studio maintenance and construction. Tom was in on the ground floor of HD Radio – WOR was the first full time high power AM HD Radio station in the world.
He tells RBR-TVBR: “As you know, the WOR sale to Clear Channel happened December 20th, so this really had nothing to do with Buckley. Basically, I’ve been in NYC for 15 and a half years and I’ve been thinking of getting out of the city (he commutes to Windsor, CT). The commute was starting to get to me. It’s time to start having some fun, rather than being chained to a desk and a transmitter site all of the time.”
He also built the first large scale Axia digital studio facility in the US. He has presented numerous papers at the NAB convention in Las Vegas, sits on several NAB committees, is past Chairman of The Society of Broadcast Engineers Chapter 15 in New York City, and is Chairman of the New York City Local Emergency Communications Committee. He also authored a book on HD Radio implementation, available from Focal Press.
His last official day at WOR is 2/28. He has offered to continue his services on a contract basis. His website address is: www.tomrayconsulting.com.