Two arrested in murder of Wisconsin radio engineer


The broadcast engineering community in Wisconsin is in shock at the murder of retired WISN-AM Milwaukee engineer John Aegerter. Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of the 63-year-old.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aegerter’s body was found Wednesday by police in the garage of his suburban Brookfield home. He had been beaten, his face wrapped in duct tape, plastic bags put over his head and his feet tied with electrical cord. His neck may have been broken.

A man and a woman, one of whom claimed that Aegerter owed him money, are being held on suspicion of first-degree murder. A cousin of one of them reportedly tipped police to the murder, which apparently happened on Tuesday (6/21).

Mark Heller, who owns WGBW-AM Two Rivers, WI, knew Aegerter for many years. He told RBR-TVBR that the veteran engineer collected vintage transmitters and owned several tower sites in the Milwaukee area.